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Bill would ban Amazon-type deals in the future

A week after the Amazon deal in Queens died, New York lawmakers want states to agree to stop using taxpayer money to lure big businesses. The...
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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:45pm
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Are the rich fleeing New York over SALT?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says changes to the federal tax code led to a growing state deficit and is causing some high-income earners to leave the state. But...
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Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:24pm
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Amazon pulls plan for NYC site after opposition

Amazon has announced it is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians. The...
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Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:34pm
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Cuomo signs Child Victims Act into law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the Child Victims Act, which gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse more access to pursue their abusers in court. The...
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Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:36pm
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Lawmakers take on sexual harassment in public hearing

During the first hearing on sexual harassment in New York’s government in 27 years, state lawmakers closely scrutinized Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s policies on...
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Thu, 02/14/2019 - 6:53am
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Senate hearing on climate change focuses on competing plans

The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all...
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Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:14pm
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Single-payer sponsors release new, revised plan

Sponsors of a measure to create a single-payer health care system in New York have offered a revised bill, but its future is uncertain. Gov. Andrew...
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Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:11pm
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Cuomo blames Democrats in state Senate for uncertainty over Amazon project

A report in the Washington Post says Amazon is considering pulling out of a deal to build its New York City headquarters because of opposition from...
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Fri, 02/08/2019 - 9:27am
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Senate to hold anti-sexual harassment hearings Wednesday

The New York State Senate will be holding hearings Wednesday on ways to fix the state’s anti-sexual harassment laws. One of the first things Senate...
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Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:58am
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Opponents of legalizing marijuana speak out

It seems inevitable that New York state will legalize recreational marijuana sometime this year, now that the governor and leaders of the Legislature...
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Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:55pm
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