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It's status quo in the state Senate, for now

The New York State Senate met for the first time since two Democrats were successful in special elections held on Tuesday. Though the Senate now has 32...
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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:26pm
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Senator Felder stays with the GOP, denying Democrats a ruling majority

Even before the results of two special elections Tuesday in the State Senate were decided, the lone Democratic Senator who caucuses with the Republicans...
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Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:26pm
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Nixon and Hawkins hit Cuomo on energy policies

Two of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents were at an Earth Day rally on climate change attended by hundreds at the State Capitol, where they...
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Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:42pm
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Cuomo, in speech to honor MLK, announces executive order to allow people on parole to vote

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:22pm
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Cuomo chooses unions over grass-roots progressives

The Working Families Party split up over the weekend, with some of the last remaining major unions leaving the group. The progressive political party...
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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:07pm
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In poll, Nixon gains on Cuomo, though incumbent governor is still far ahead

A new Siena College poll finds Governor Cuomo well ahead of his Democratic and Republican challengers for Governor, but at his lowest rate of...
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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 7:10am
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Cuomo drops pursuit of Working Families Party nomination

A key progressive third party in New York splintered Friday, as two major unions withdrew from the Working Families Party. Those still in the WFP say it...
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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:11pm
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Tensions over unity in state Senate continue

Tensions between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the left wing of his party heightened after the governor attended a fundraiser to raise campaign money...
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Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:45am
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Nixon, Cuomo offer different approaches to legalizing marijuana

Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon has outlined her plans for legalizing marijuana in New York in a video , saying the state lags far...
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Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:04pm
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Nixon picks up endorsements from two progressive groups

The political activist group Citizen Action has endorsed Cynthia Nixon, a Democratic primary candidate for governor. It’s the second grass-roots...
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Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:54pm
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