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Legislation lets most police agencies decide whether to release mugshots

The new mugshot legislation that passed in the state budget this month has been sometimes described as a mugshot “ban.” That’s not entirely accurate --...
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Fri, 04/12/2019 - 1:26pm
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State teachers union rallies against standardized testing

New York schoolteachers and their supporters rallied Monday in front of the New York Department of Education building in Albany. They said not only were...
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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 1:42pm
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State lawmakers aim to curb robocalls

When state lawmakers return later this month for a post-budget session, they hope to tackle several issues, including trying to curb the number of...
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Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:28am
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State education leader says testing will resume after computer glitch

State education officials canceled computerized testing for New York’s third- through eighth-grade students on Wednesday after a software glitch...
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Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:24am
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Commission to look at end to fusion voting

A commission to examine a public campaign finance system for statewide elections in New York may also look at whether to continue the state’s practice...
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Tue, 04/02/2019 - 1:33pm
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Lawmakers pull all-nighter to meet budget deadline

The New York State Legislature completed work on the state budget around 7:30 a.m. Monday, after pulling an all-night session to complete the budget...
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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:26am
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State budget near completion

Two days before the due date, the New York state budget is starting to take shape, as lawmakers planned to return to the Capitol for a rare Sunday...
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Fri, 03/29/2019 - 2:37pm
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Cuomo defends fundraiser

Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to defend his choice to hold a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser attended by key lobbyists two weeks before the budget is due,...
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Fri, 03/29/2019 - 12:06pm
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Fate of public campaign finance uncertain as Cuomo aides feud with 3 female Democratic lawmakers

The push for a public campaign finance system for New York’s politicians heated up as a feud erupted between three young female lawmakers and Gov....
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Fri, 03/29/2019 - 6:49am
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Plastic bag ban gaining momentum in Albany

The sponsors of a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in New York are optimistic that the measures will be part of the new state budget. But there are...
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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 2:48pm
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