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Advocates seek stricter limits for solitary confinement

Advocates of ending solitary confinement in New York's prisons ended the 2019 legislative session disappointed that changes made to the practice did not...
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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 2:22pm
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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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Pros, cons of single-payer health care aired at hearing

The New York State Legislature held a daylong hearing Tuesday on a proposal to enact single-payer health care in New York. A packed room listened as...
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Tue, 05/28/2019 - 11:29am
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Proposal would give full income tax exemption to volunteer firefighters, EMS

Volunteer fire departments and ambulance corps across New York have a tough time recruiting volunteers. A group of state lawmakers say an incentive may...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:28am
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Connections: Governor Andrew Cuomo

We have a conversation with Governor Andrew Cuomo . We had an opportunity to speak with the governor about water levels in Lake Ontario; the 2020...
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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:21am
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Business Report: the latest local jobs report; renovations at some Tops stores

In the latest WXXI Business Report, we talk about: -The latest job growth numbers from the NYS Labor Dept. -A move in the Cannabis industry that could...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:01am
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Cuomo signs plastic bag ban

As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:17pm
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New York state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

The Democrat-controlled New York Senate passed legislation Monday putting the state a step closer to joining seven others where the legal age for buying...
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Mon, 04/01/2019 - 4:21pm
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Many unanswered questions on how to legalize marijuana in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to release details of a plan to make recreational marijuana legal in New York state when he outlines his budget proposal later...
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Fri, 01/04/2019 - 7:13pm
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Connections: Michael Kracker, executive director of Unshackle Upstate

Unshackle Upstate has a new executive director, Michael Kracker , and new legislative scorecards. We sit down with the pro-business organization's new...
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Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:04am
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