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New Yorkers mixed on key end-of-session issues

New York state lawmakers had the day off Monday before they return to the Capitol on Tuesday to tackle a number of end-of-session issues, including...
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Mon, 06/10/2019 - 9:54am
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Tenant groups protest as rent law deadline approaches; several people arrested

Hundreds of tenants’ rights protesters at the State Capitol on Tuesday blocked the entrances to the Senate and Assembly chambers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...
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Tue, 06/04/2019 - 1:27pm
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Pressure mounts with 11 session days left

With 11 working days left in the legislative session, the atmosphere is intensifying at the State Capitol. Democrats who lead the Legislature are facing...
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Mon, 06/03/2019 - 1:37pm
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With session waning, lawmakers try to forge agreements

Legislative leaders have announced an agreement in principle on nine bills that they say will extend and strengthen New York City’s rent laws. It’s part...
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Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00pm
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Senate considers automatic voter registration

The state Senate held a hearing on how New York can join 15 other states and implement automatic voter registration. Advocates said it could result in 2...
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 2:33pm
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Senate leader says Cuomo is ‘stressed’

The leader of the state Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, says the pressures of forging agreements on major pieces of legislation might be getting to...
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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:44pm
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Immigrant driver's license bill gets a boost

A leading business group has come out in favor of granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, increasing the chances of the bill’s passage in...
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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 2:58pm
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Pros, cons of single-payer health care aired at hearing

The New York State Legislature held a daylong hearing Tuesday on a proposal to enact single-payer health care in New York. A packed room listened as...
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Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:29am
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Survivors, lawmakers speak out before second hearing on sexual harassment

The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York state government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former...
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Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:24am
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Legislature takes steps that could affect President Trump

The New York State Legislature took final action on measures that could be used against President Donald Trump and his associates, including a backdoor...
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Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:19pm
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