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Cuomo celebrates COVID-19 milestone by lifting more mandates

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s lifting all remaining state COVID-19 restrictions, including requirements for masks and social distancing, and...
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Tue, 06/15/2021 - 11:31am
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Cuomo says state one step closer to vaccination milestone  

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is one-tenth of a percentage point away from his goal of having 70% of New Yorkers age 18 and over obtain at least one...
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Mon, 06/14/2021 - 12:21pm
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Legislature adjourns, leaving unfinished business

The 2021 legislative session concluded in the early hours of Friday morning, with a number of measures left unresolved. Senate Leader Andrea Stewart...
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Fri, 06/11/2021 - 8:25am
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Legislative session draws to a quieter close

New York’s legislative session is drawing to a close, but without the usual frenzy of hallways crowded with lobbyists and protesters and few last minute...
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 1:39pm
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Alcohol to-go extension stalled as legislative session winds down  

New York lawmakers will likely not be extending alcohol to-go at restaurants and bars as part of their actions on the final day of the legislative...
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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 9:34am
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Legislature to act on some — but not all — criminal justice measures

The 2021 New York legislative session is in its final hours, with many items yet to be resolved. Criminal justice reforms continue to dominate at the...
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Wed, 06/09/2021 - 1:01pm
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Tentative deals on sealing some criminal records, gun bills as legislative session wraps up 

An apparent deal has been reached between the New York State Senate and Assembly on several criminal justice measures, including the sealing of some...
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Wed, 06/09/2021 - 1:44pm
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Cuomo's court nominees approved, but faced scrutiny from the left and the right

The New York State Senate’s Judiciary Committee held — what was at times — a contentious confirmation hearing for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nominees to the...
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Tue, 06/08/2021 - 12:38pm
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Cuomo revises school mask policy: yes inside, no outside

After a weekend of confusion for schoolchildren, their parents and teachers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo clarified changes in mask policy for schools in New York...
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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:57pm
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Anti-harassment groups call out State Assembly 

The New York State Senate approved a measure this week to allow adult survivors of sexual harassment and assault to bring their abusers to court....
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Fri, 06/04/2021 - 12:08pm
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