ALBANY — After days of deliberations, lawmakers passed the state’s executive budget Thursday, including rollbacks to New York’s controversial bail reform law, about a day after the April 1 deadline.

NEW YORK — Days after bomb threats targeted 18 Jewish community centers across the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation Thursday to combat hatred and intolerance of minority groups as part of his 2020-21 executive budget.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

ALBANY – Representatives of the union that represents state corrections officers joined Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to approve a Jones-sponsored bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presiding:

The Dickinson Center woman sentenced to state prison for her role in the 2015 escape of two convicted killers from the Clinton Correctional Facility was released at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Thursday, with Judge Derek P. Champagne presiding:

ALBANY — A steady and dramatic slide in the number of New York prison inmates over the past two decades is being cited by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in his plan to close an unspecified number of prisons.

PLATTSBURGH — Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) met with local law enforcement and emergency management officials Friday afternoon to discuss the impact of the statewide criminal justice reforms that took effect Jan. 1.

ALBANY — The state Legislature has returned to the state Capitol after a historically productive session last year with a slew of new goals to build on and accomplish.

ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.

WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took initiative in Washington, D.C., to study the results of pre-trial release.

ALBANY — As state lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week, the bail reform law passed in last year’s historically productive legislative session has carried over into the new year with tension.

BRUSHTON –– For village Mayor Kevin Pentalow, it was back to business as usual Thursday –– his first Village Board meeting since his release from the Franklin County Jail.

ALBANY — Unity, equality and progressiveness were themes and values heavily stressed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during his 10th State of the State Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday.

BUFFALO — A federal court judge halted the implementation of certain provisions of a new state law that extends a number of labor rights to farm workers on Tuesday.

MALONE - The following actions took place in Franklin County Court on Monday, with Judge Derek P. Champagne presiding:

BEDFORD HILLS –– Joyce Mitchell, the former civilian prison employee who pleaded guilty to helping two murderers break out of the Clinton Correctional Facility, could be released from prison early next year.

MALONE-- Roughly one year after the Franklin County Legislature and the county sheriff sparred over backfilling a deputy sheriff position, the county has removed funding for two positions from the 2020 county budget –– a change Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill said he was unaware of until Thursday.

ALBANY — The number of vaping-related lung illnesses reported to health officials has now reached 200 cases in New York, a fact that could complicate the intense debate at the statehouse over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to legalize the adult use of marijuana.

The text messages arrived on a snowy January afternoon, a few hours after New York’s state ethics commission privately debated whether to investigate a disgraced former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They were from a high-ranking government lawyer, sent to one of the commission members.

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal investigation into whether several large drug companies intentionally skirted regulations in order to promote the sale of addictive opioids, according to corporate filings and a person familiar with the matter.