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Concern rises over direction of public campaign finance commission

Reform groups say they are dismayed with the direction of a commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to implement a public...
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Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:13am
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New York law gives adoptees access to birth certificates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation that allows New York to join nine other states that allow adoptees to receive a certified copy of their...
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Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:13pm
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New York faces a multi-billion-dollar Medicaid gap

New York is facing a looming budget deficit because of rising costs and spending on health care in the state’s Medicaid program. It’s increasingly...
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Thu, 11/14/2019 - 1:09pm
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Commissioners disagree on best way to devise public campaign finance 

Some members of a commission that’s creating the rules for a public campaign finance system for state elected offices are concerned that the plans being...
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Wed, 11/13/2019 - 1:14pm
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Cuomo signs 14 bills to help veterans, says it's 'great' that Trump was at NYC parade

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marched in the Veterans Day parade Monday in New York City. He mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who also spoke at the...
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:09am
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Federal judge dismisses challenge to law  granting  drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants 

A challenge to New York’s law that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for standard driver’s licenses was thrown out in a federal court, after...
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Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:24pm
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DA's say they need more money to carry out criminal justice law changes

A new state law that takes effect in January will give people accused of crimes more tools to mount a defense in court. But the state’s District...
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Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:05pm
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Cuomo says he has "no problem" with Trump NYC Veterans' Day parade appearance 

President Donald Trump will be headlining New York City’s Veterans Day parade on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is feuding with Trump, says he plans...
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Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:07am
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Pushback from GOP, law enforcement to state's bail reform laws

Sweeping reforms that will end cash bail for all misdemeanor and nonviolent felony charges in New York state take effect in January. But some law...
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Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:29pm
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N.Y. politicians, party leaders react to election results

There were mixed reactions Wednesday from New York's politicians and political parties on this year's election results. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's...
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Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:40pm
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