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Cuomo calls feds' denial of New Yorkers' access to Global Entry a 'political stunt'

State officials are reacting to the news that the federal Department of Homeland Security is ending an expedited travel pass known as Global Entry for...
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Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:07am
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Not all gig workers want proposed protections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a commission to look at improving conditions for workers in the so-called gig economy, where people work job to job with...
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Wed, 02/05/2020 - 1:27pm
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Bail reform debate touches on accusations of racism on a Facebook page

The fight over recently enacted bail reform heated up at the Capitol on Tuesday, with dueling events by police and activists that at times centered on...
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Tue, 02/04/2020 - 1:05pm
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Bill to ban sale of some animals at pet stores gains momentum

A bill in the state Legislature to ban the sale of some animals, including puppies and kittens, at pet stores is gaining support. Backers say it’s a way...
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Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:45pm
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GOP lawmakers intensify pushback against bail reform laws

Republican state lawmakers will be holding roundtable forums around the state to discuss the fallout from the state's newly enacted criminal justice...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:44am
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Supporters of March 1 plastic bag ban say more publicity needed

The ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and other shops takes effect in just over a month. Supporters say the state’s environmental agency...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:47am
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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse want more time to file lawsuits

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their allies celebrated the one-year anniversary of passage of the Child Victims Act in New York, but they say...
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Thu, 01/30/2020 - 1:00pm
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Tense moments at hearing on Cuomo's plan for Medicaid cuts 

A lack of information on how Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to cut billions out of state-funded health care programs led to some tense moments at a...
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:08pm
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Supporters of legal cannabis say dedicated fund is key

Backers of legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana in New York rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday, but some key differences among lawmakers...
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:33pm
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Both ends of political spectrum uneasy with state budget process

The often-lengthy state budget hearings began Monday at the Capitol as legislators heard testimony on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s spending plan and how to close...
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:57pm
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