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Pushback on plan to charge $25 to replace license plates

A plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to require motorists to pay a $25 fee to replace aging license plates is getting some resistance. But the...
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Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:25pm
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State Republican Party says new license plates a 'stealth tax' on New Yorkers

The head of the state’s Republican Party says there’s no need to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates beginning in 2020, if their current...
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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:40pm
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Public Campaign Finance Commission holds first meeting Wednesday

The first meeting of the commission created to devise a public campaign finance system for New York's political races is scheduled for Wednesday....
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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 3:38pm
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Cuomo, comptroller agree on restoring audit powers of economic development contracts

After economic development corruption scandals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli have finalized a plan to restore the comptroller's...
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Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:11pm
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Cuomo wants life in prison for domestic mass shooters

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday to impose a penalty of life in prison without parole for acts of domestic terrorism, including mass...
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Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:40pm
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JCOPE settles with former Assembly member, former Senate staffer on harassment-related charges

The state ethics commission has settled with a former Assembly member and a former Senate staffer in two cases involving sexual harassment . The case...
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Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:21pm
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Window opens for filing of lawsuits by childhood sexual abuse survivors

It was an emotional day Wednesday as hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts on the first day of a one-year...
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Wed, 08/14/2019 - 2:02pm
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Yearlong window to file childhood sex abuse lawsuits begins Wednesday

Wednesday is the first day of a yearlong legal window to allow victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue their alleged abusers. Hundreds of cases are...
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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:26pm
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Schumer calls for funding to harden U.S. election systems against hackers

New York’s senior U.S. senator said that he will push for legislation in the upcoming federal budget to provide funds for local boards of elections to...
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Mon, 08/12/2019 - 1:56pm
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New York's red flag law to curb gun violence takes effect in two weeks

In the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, there's been renewed discussion about states and even the federal government...
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Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:34am
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