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The state university system had record growth in enrollment several years ago, but the rolls haven’t increased in recent years, records show. SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher said the enrollment levels comes with challenges as the system deals...

Pork lives in Albany, but it’s on its last legs -- at least in its traditional form. Democrats in the state Assembly are awaiting final approval to allocate about $16.6 million in old, unspent member-item grants dating back to 2003, which are...

The New York state Education Department released the 2014-15 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the third year, the tests students took were based on a new, more challenging...

State lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo quietly stashed away $1.2 billion for pet projects, and they are starting to spend it – on hometown initiatives, including in the Hudson Valley, Southern Tier and western New York. All told, $187 million...

State lawmakers receive millions of dollars a year in reimbursements for travel and daily stipends for every day they are at the state Capitol. The amount of the per diems are set by federal law, but it's the lawmakers themselves who report how...

New York’s nearly 700 school districts are proposing an average spending increase of 1.9 percent and a tax levy increase of 1.6 percent as they go out for a public vote on May 19, according to records released by the state Education Department....

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has limited so-called pork barrel spending by state lawmakers since he took office, but some of it lives on. Millions of dollars for pet projects in lawmakers’ hometown districts continue to be doled out through unused pots of...

The New York state Education Department released the 2013-14 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. For the second year, the tests students took in the 2013-14 school year were based on a new...

The table below contains information on athletic programs at colleges and universities in New York State. It includes the number of men and women athletes participating in sports at each school, and information about revenues and expenses. ...

The number of texting-while-driving tickets increased 35 percent between 2013 and 2014 as fines and enforcement in New York have toughened. The increase was particularly pronounced in New York City, where texting tickets surged 50 percent over...

The database contains quality of care information about nursing homes in New York state. Ratings are on a scale from 1 to 5 in six different categories. Click the link below each facility for detailed reports, or click "compare" to select...

At least 25,000 elementary and secondary students in Upstate schools are not fully vaccinated against communicable diseases. Thousands of those students — and the number is growing annually — are sidestepping state requirements and skipping...

Founded by John and Walter Wegman in 1916, Wegmans Food Markets now has more than 80 stores throughout the northeast. Wegmans has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked...

The database below shows the 2000 and 2010 populations of each of the 3,221 counties in the United States.

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