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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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Cuomo plans ambitious first 100 days of 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is beginning 2019 a little early. Cuomo, in a speech at the New York City Bar Association, outlined what he admits is an ambitious...
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Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:53am
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Lawsuit filed over pay raises for lawmakers

A government reform group has filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise granted to state lawmakers by a compensation commission. The conservative-leaning...
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Fri, 12/14/2018 - 9:32am
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Legal marijuana law should include reparations, supporters say

People who support legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in New York say 2019 may be the year that it happens. At a conference to explore the...
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Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:48pm
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Pay commission issues final report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he backs a pay commission’s recommendation that he and the Legislature receive a more than 60 percent pay increase over the next...
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Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:39pm
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Advocates applaud Regents school aid increase request

The state Board of Regents has recommended that an additional $2.1 billion be spent on schools next year, and that a 12-year-old court order to fully...
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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 1:03pm
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Inequities in ethics panel another reason to scrap it, say advocates

Democrats are poised to lead the state Senate starting next month, but they will still lack power on the state’s ethics panel. A law implemented several...
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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00pm
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Commission recommends substantial pay raises for governor, state lawmakers

A pay commission for New York’s statewide elected officials recommends a hefty increase to the salaries of the governor, state senators and Assembly...
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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:45pm
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Advocates push for early voting in New York

Democrats who will run the state Senate in January say a top priority will be to expand access to voting in New York. Advocates say there are several...
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Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:37pm
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