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Supporters of legal marijuana want it included in budget

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana plan to hold rallies each day at the State Capitol this week, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state...
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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:58am
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Final lobbying push at the Capitol as budget takes shape

Assemblyman Harry Bronson, a Democrat from Rochester, is the sponsor of a bill to extend prevailing wage rules to projects that draw from private and...
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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 5:48am
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Cuomo expresses lingering resentment over Amazon failure

With less than a week to go to the budget deadline, Governor Andrew Cuomo says talks are proceeding in “good faith” with the legislature, but he says...
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Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:34pm
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Governor has the upper hand in a late budget

The new state budget, due April 1, will be first one decided by an all-Democratic state legislature in a decade, after Republicans ruled the Senate for...
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Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:28pm
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Casino companies see opportunity in New York's budget shortfall

Gambling casino companies are pressing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the...
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Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:14pm
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Public campaign finance measure struggling to gain ground in Albany

A push to enact a statewide system of public campaign finance for political races appears to be floundering in New York. But advocates have not given up...
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Wed, 03/20/2019 - 5:24am
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Cuomo and his aides warn of a deeper budget crunch

With just a little over two weeks to go before the state budget is due, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top budget officials say they have to revise their spending...
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Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:38pm
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Sniping between Cuomo, Senate Democrats as budget deadline nears

Budget talks are intensifying in Albany as the deadline nears, and they are revealing tensions and divides between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:59pm
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State attorney general says agreement reached on closing double jeopardy 'loophole'

New York Attorney General Tish James said she’s reached an agreement with the state Legislature to amend the state’s double jeopardy laws to make it...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 2:27pm
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Cuomo: Legal recreational marijuana unlikely to be part of budget deal

New Yorkers will have to wait until after the state budget to see legal sales of marijuana in the state – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that it’s not...
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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:58am
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