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Advocates seek stricter limits for solitary confinement

Advocates of ending solitary confinement in New York's prisons ended the 2019 legislative session disappointed that changes made to the practice did not...
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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:22pm
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Cuomo, progressives, disagree on who is the left in the Democratic Party

Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has made no secret in recent weeks of his lack of respect for the progressive wing of his party, frequently...
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Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:27am
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Cuomo signs bill to combat climate change

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al...
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Thu, 07/18/2019 - 1:29pm
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Cuomo signs farmworkers' rights bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a farmworkers' rights bill into law Wednesday that will, for the first time, give the workers benefits that other employees get...
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Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:04pm
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State education commissioner unexpectedly resigns

New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia abruptly resigned Monday, taking members of the state Board of Regents by surprise. She said she...
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Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:49pm
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Watchdog group questions state's delayed Medicaid payment

A budget watchdog group says New York’s budgeters used a sleight of hand to make it to seem as though the state was adhering to a legal cap on the...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:42am
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Cuomo signs pay equity bills

Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the ticker tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team in Manhattan to sign two bills Wednesday that will make...
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Wed, 07/10/2019 - 2:02pm
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Cuomo continues to question safeguards in new immigrant driver's license law

The first lawsuit has been filed against New York's new law to permit undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses as Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 1:30pm
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Automatic voter registration bill's glitch debated

A bill to allow automatic voter registration in New York failed in the final days of the legislative session, after a mistake in the language would have...
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Wed, 07/03/2019 - 2:00pm
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County clerks uncertain over new license law for undocumented immigrants

New York's county clerks are meeting in Syracuse on Monday to discuss a new law that requires county departments of motor vehicles to issue driver's...
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Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:41pm
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