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Democrats show cracks over support for criminal justice reforms 

Among some top state Democrats, there are some cracks in the support for criminal justice reforms in 2020 that have eliminated most forms of cash bail....
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Mon, 01/06/2020 - 12:22pm
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Assembly colleague continues call for Kolb to resign leadership post

Fallout continues over the New Year's Eve DWI arrest of Brian Kolb, the leader of the Republicans in the New York State Assembly. One GOP colleague is...
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Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:08am
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Medicaid cuts fix just a small percentage of budget deficit

Over the New Year’s holiday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York’s health care providers will see a 1% drop in the reimbursements they receive for...
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Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:05pm
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New laws in New York in 2020

On Jan. 1, several new laws take effect in New York, including major changes to the criminal justice system. New York will end cash bail for people...
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Mon, 12/30/2019 - 10:53am
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Cuomo, lawmakers face budget deficit in 2020

New York state begins the new year with the biggest budget deficit since the Great Recession, estimated at $5 billion to $6 billion.
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Fri, 12/27/2019 - 9:34am
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New York to end most cash bail in 2020

Beginning Jan. 1, some criminal justice law changes take effect in New York that have divided defendants' rights advocates and law enforcement groups....
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Fri, 12/27/2019 - 7:19am
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Could 2020 be the year that marijuana becomes legal in New York ?

With support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many members of the state legislature, 2020 could be the year when New York legalizes the adult use of...
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Mon, 12/23/2019 - 10:12am
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Bill to ban toxins in toys awaits action by year's end 

Attorneys in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office are plowing through a record number of bills passed by the State Legislature this year, and deciding which ones...
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Thu, 12/19/2019 - 11:57am
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Cuomo proposes ban on foam food containers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing some of his proposals for the new year early, and one of them is a plan to ban polystyrene -- a plastic foam commonly...
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Wed, 12/18/2019 - 12:30pm
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Supporters and opponents of plastic bag ban find fault with proposed state regulations

Beginning in March, New York will ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and other retail outlets, which supporters believe will cut down on...
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Mon, 12/16/2019 - 12:16pm
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