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Cuomo predicts legal pot won't be part of the budget, but luxury apartment tax will be

With three weeks to go until the April 1 budget deadline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is drawing some lines in the sand on items that he said must be in the...
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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:40pm
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Senate, Assembly to release their versions of budget

The Senate and Assembly are due to release their own versions of the state budget next week. They come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding that a number...
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Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:38am
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Students rally to fix 'TAP gap'

Students in the public university systems rallied this week at the State Capitol to end what they say is a built-in flaw in the state’s student aid...
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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 1:19pm
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Lawmakers react to spending limits set by state comptroller

The state comptroller has come out with revenue projections that will limit the ability to spend more money in the state budget. Under law, the governor...
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Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:29pm
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Supporters say an independent budget office in Albany could curb political arguments

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic colleagues in the legislature are at odds over agreement on the amount of revenues New York has to spend on...
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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:06am
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Economists warn of recession for New York and the nation in 2020

Economists and financial forecasters, speaking at the state Capitol as part of an annual consensus forecast meeting on the state budget, are warning of...
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Thu, 02/28/2019 - 1:05pm
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Capitol lobbying heats up as budget deadline nears

It’s a busy time at the State Capitol, with just over one month to go until the state budget is due. Groups are bringing advocates by the hundreds to...
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Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:48am
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Cuomo signs anti gun violence measure

Governor Cuomo signed a new anti gun violence measure into law Monday, at a ceremony attended by survivors of gun violence and House Speaker Nancy...
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Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:13am
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State senator says budget must include more school aid

State Sen. Robert Jackson, who is serving his first term in state office, has a long involvement in education policy. He was the lead plaintiff in the...
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Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:53am
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State ethics panel criticized at hearing on sexual harassment

A recent legislative hearing on sexual harassment in state government focused in part on the role of the state’s ethics commission in investigating...
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Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:45pm
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