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State Senate Democrats say they'll press harder for new gun laws

Democrats in the New York state Senate say they will push harder for gun control bills in the wake of the Florida shooting that left 17 dead and are...
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Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:31pm
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Lawmakers propose banning anonymous Facebook ads

Some Democratic lawmakers are pushing for a measure that would make anonymous political ads on Facebook and other social media illegal. They say the ads...
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Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:10pm
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Early voting supporters pleased with funding added to governor's budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting $7 million into his 30-day budget amendments to fund poll sites for early voting in New York by the 2020 presidential race....
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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:19pm
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GOP chair asks ethics board to probe actions of Cuomo's former top aide

The head of the state’s Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the state’s public ethics commission, alleging that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his...
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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:34am
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Mixed reaction in Legislature to Cuomo's tax fix plans

On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will detail his proposals to help New Yorkers affected by changes to the federal tax law. But Republicans who rule the...
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Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:36am
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Budget director outlines options for New Yorkers losing SALT deductions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget director said 30-day amendments to the governor’s spending plan, which is due out later this week, will include an overhaul...
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Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:06am
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Flu virus slows trial of Cuomo's former top aide

The flu epidemic is hitting the corruption trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, with proceedings delayed for a day and a half...
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Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:59pm
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GOP opponent says Cuomo needs to speak out about his former aide's corruption trial

Republicans are seeking political advantage in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide. One of the governor’s...
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Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:58am
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Dream Act passes the Assembly, but future is uncertain

In the midst of a national debate on immigration, the New York State Assembly this week passed a bill to give children of undocumented immigrants access...
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Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:51am
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Dream Act passes the Assembly, but future is uncertain

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and other assembly members and supporters, just before passage of the New York State Dream Act bill on February 5th....
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Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:13am
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