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Cuomo to deliver State of the State, unveil budget Tuesday

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal on Tuesday in Albany. WXXI will carry the address...
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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:24am
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State Senate makes history as first African-American woman is elected leader

The New York state legislative session began with ceremonies and excitement as Democrats claimed their solid majority in the state Senate and made...
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Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:37pm
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Many unanswered questions on how to legalize marijuana in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release details of a plan to make recreational marijuana legal in New York state when he outlines his budget proposal later...
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Fri, 01/04/2019 - 7:13pm
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Resentments remain over pay increase for lawmakers

Democratic state legislators are beginning the new year with some resentment toward Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo over a deal that gives them a big raise...
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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 9:33am
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Democrats to take state Senate, but will it be a smooth ride?

On Jan. 9, Democrats will officially take over the state Senate for only the third time in more than a century. They expect to act quickly on a number...
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Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:59pm
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Cuomo, James sworn in at Ellis Island ceremony

Governor Andrew Cuomo began his third term in office with a speech at the historic site of Ellis Island, where the ancestors of millions of Americans...
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Tue, 01/01/2019 - 4:43pm
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Religious groups seeking 'moral' state budget

Religious and progressive groups say they will press Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to adopt what they call a “moral” state budget in 2019....
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Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:38am
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Cuomo's third term: socially liberal, fiscally conservative?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo begins his third term in office Jan. 1, with a planned address on Ellis Island, the site of major immigration to the United States...
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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 2:37pm
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New Yorkers affected by drinking water contamination urge state panel to go further

The state’s Drinking Water Quality Council has issued what it considers to be safe levels for exposure to toxic chemicals, including PFOAs and PFOS that...
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Wed, 12/19/2018 - 1:04pm
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Supporters of women's reproductive rights look to January

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2019 agenda earlier this week, he promised that a bill protecting abortion rights for New York’s women would become...
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Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:17pm
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