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Public campaign finance measure struggling to gain ground in Albany

A push to enact a statewide system of public campaign finance for political races appears to be floundering in New York. But advocates have not given up...
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Wed, 03/20/2019 - 5:24am
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Cuomo and his aides warn of a deeper budget crunch

With just a little over two weeks to go before the state budget is due, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top budget officials say they have to revise their spending...
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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:38pm
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Sniping between Cuomo, Senate Democrats as budget deadline nears

Budget talks are intensifying in Albany as the deadline nears, and they are revealing tensions and divides between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:59pm
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State attorney general says agreement reached on closing double jeopardy 'loophole'

New York Attorney General Tish James said she’s reached an agreement with the state Legislature to amend the state’s double jeopardy laws to make it...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:27pm
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Cuomo: Legal recreational marijuana unlikely to be part of budget deal

New Yorkers will have to wait until after the state budget to see legal sales of marijuana in the state – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that it’s not...
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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:58am
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Cuomo predicts legal pot won't be part of the budget, but luxury apartment tax will be

With three weeks to go until the April 1 budget deadline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is drawing some lines in the sand on items that he said must be in the...
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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:40pm
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Senate, Assembly to release their versions of budget

The Senate and Assembly are due to release their own versions of the state budget next week. They come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding that a number...
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Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:38am
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Students rally to fix 'TAP gap'

Students in the public university systems rallied this week at the State Capitol to end what they say is a built-in flaw in the state’s student aid...
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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 1:19pm
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Lawmakers react to spending limits set by state comptroller

The state comptroller has come out with revenue projections that will limit the ability to spend more money in the state budget. Under law, the governor...
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Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:29pm
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Supporters say an independent budget office in Albany could curb political arguments

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic colleagues in the legislature are at odds over agreement on the amount of revenues New York has to spend on...
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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:06am
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