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SUNY committee adopts controversial charter school teaching requirements

Some of the state’s top-ranking education officials are condemning a vote by a State University of New York committee that would weaken regulations for...
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Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:45pm
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Cuomo's stepped-up national profile leads to inevitable talk of 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is more prominent on the national stage these days, leading some to wonder whether he is running for president. In Cuomo’s...
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Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:39am
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State leaders continue to rail against federal tax plan

The tax overhaul plan proposed by President Donald Trump and now being considered in Congress would end the deduction on federal income tax forms for...
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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:28pm
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Cuomo says Columbus Day and honoring Native Americans not mutually exclusive

Governor Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the controversy over Christopher Columbus when he marched in New York City’s annual Columbus Day parade. Cuomo, who...
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Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:04am
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Support fades for constitutional convention

A new poll finds waning support for a constitutional convention in New York. The issue is on the ballot in November. The Siena College poll finds that...
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Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:24pm
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Aid-in-dying advocates bring petitions to Cuomo

People who say the terminally ill should have a legal option to end their lives with medical aid presented petitions to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday,...
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Thu, 10/05/2017 - 2:01pm
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Gun control advocates in NY say they will push on

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff across New York in a memorial for the victims of the Las Vegas incident that left at...
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Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:52pm
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New York faces a budget deficit

New York could be facing its first major shortfall in several years, partly due to falling tax collections and federal health care and other policy...
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:54pm
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Trump's tax plan could disrupt NY's taxation system

New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court. Meanwhile, a think tank’s...
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Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:54pm
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Cuomo: Health funding worries continue

The latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is now dead in Congress, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains worried about...
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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:55pm
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