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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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Education commissioner not happy with governor's school aid numbers

State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said she’s not pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to spend just half of the amount of new money on...
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Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:44am
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Criminal justice reformers hope to see action soon

New York lawmakers say it’s likely they will vote soon to end cash bail and make other changes to help defendants who they say are unfairly treated in...
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:01pm
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Cuomo warns of $2.3 billion budget deficit

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivered some bad news Monday — the state has a $2.3 billion budget deficit. Cuomo blamed the...
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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:21pm
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Tensions flare between Cuomo, Catholic Church

A feud has been growing between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the Catholic Church over an abortion rights bill the governor signed last week. The...
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Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:13am
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Gun control measures approved in New York

The New York State Legislature built on the state’s 2013 gun control laws Tuesday, passing measures to extend the waiting period for background checks...
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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:02am
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Legislature expands legal recourse for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse are hailing the passage of the Child Victims Act at the New York State Capitol, which will give victims their day in...
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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 3:52am
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