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New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines

The state Assembly narrowly approved a measure to remove the religious exemption for vaccinations in the wake of a severe measles outbreak that began in...
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Fri, 06/14/2019 - 6:33am
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Cuomo says he will sign rent bills

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he will sign the rent law reforms agreed to by the Democratic-led state Legislature. Cuomo was not involved in the...
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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:47am
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Assembly approves bill to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

After a spirited debate, the New York State Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill, 86-47, to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses....
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Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:35am
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Bill to legalize gestational surrogacy passes state Senate

The New York State Senate passed a bill Tuesday to legalize paid gestational surrogacy for couples who are unable to have their own children. But it...
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Tue, 06/11/2019 - 2:18pm
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New Yorkers mixed on key end-of-session issues

New York state lawmakers had the day off Monday before they return to the Capitol on Tuesday to tackle a number of end-of-session issues, including...
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Mon, 06/10/2019 - 9:54am
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Tenant groups protest as rent law deadline approaches; several people arrested

Hundreds of tenants’ rights protesters at the State Capitol on Tuesday blocked the entrances to the Senate and Assembly chambers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...
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Tue, 06/04/2019 - 1:27pm
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Pressure mounts with 11 session days left

With 11 working days left in the legislative session, the atmosphere is intensifying at the State Capitol. Democrats who lead the Legislature are facing...
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Mon, 06/03/2019 - 1:37pm
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With session waning, lawmakers try to forge agreements

Legislative leaders have announced an agreement in principle on nine bills that they say will extend and strengthen New York City’s rent laws. It’s part...
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Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:00pm
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Senate considers automatic voter registration

The state Senate held a hearing on how New York can join 15 other states and implement automatic voter registration. Advocates said it could result in 2...
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Thu, 05/30/2019 - 2:33pm
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Senate leader says Cuomo is ‘stressed’

The leader of the state Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, says the pressures of forging agreements on major pieces of legislation might be getting to...
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Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:44pm
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