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NY restaurants and bars seek extended alcohol to-go rule

State lawmakers, along with restaurant owners and their workers, are pressing for a two-year extension of takeout alcoholic beverages. They said the...
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 1:49pm
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Advocates for Aid in Dying measure in NY include former NPR host Diane Rehm 

A virtual rally for a bill to allow terminally ill New Yorkers to end their lives featured former public radio talk show host Diane Rehm. She is among...
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:41pm
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New York, following federal guidance, pauses J&J vaccine

New York paused administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, after the federal Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease...
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:54pm
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Advocates, lawmakers hope to reform parole in 2021 session  

Criminal justice advocates in New York state say they hope to build on recent victories, such as the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana...
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 2:13pm
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State to distribute vaccines to SUNY, CUNY 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that New York state will distribute 35,000 COVID-19 vaccines directly to state’s and New York City’s public colleges...
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 9:56am
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Cuomo comments on allegations he gave priority COVID-19 testing to family 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented for the first time on Wednesday about allegations that he gave priority to COVID-19 tests for his family and friends, last...
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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 3:07pm
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Progressive lawmakers celebrate state budget victories

Progressive Democrats in the New York State Legislature took a victory lap after passing a budget that achieves many of the groups’ long-term goals,...
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Thu, 04/08/2021 - 6:17am
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Budget agreement reached, nearly one week late

Six days after it was due, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State’s legislative leaders announced a final agreement on a $212 billion budget deal. It...
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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:26am
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NY lawmakers, governor reach deal on late budget

New York will boost spending by billions over the next year in a bid to revitalize the state's hard-hit economy under a budget deal announced Tuesday by...
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Tue, 04/06/2021 - 1:31pm
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Conceptual agreement reached on state budget, but some sticking points remain 

Five days into the new fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have a “conceptual agreement” on a new state budget. If the deal...
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Mon, 04/05/2021 - 1:52pm
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