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Day 1 of New York's new fiscal year arrives with no budget in place

April 1 arrived with no agreement on the state budget, and for the first time in over a decade, there’s no clear indication of when a spending plan...
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Thu, 04/01/2021 - 8:29pm
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New York set to legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use after Cuomo, lawmakers strike deal

New York will legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use after Democrats struck a deal on the issue Saturday, with a vote expected in the next week...
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Sun, 03/28/2021 - 2:42am
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A 75% capacity limit does not mean much for most local restaurants

State restrictions on restaurants are slowly being eased. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that restaurants, outside of New York City, can allow 75%...
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Mon, 03/08/2021 - 12:19pm
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Connections: What should legalizing cannabis look like in New York State?

New York State is on a path to legalizing recreational marijuana. Governor Cuomo says the time has come to allow adult use, regulated by New York State,...
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Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:15am
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More security at NY state's Capitol, no 'specific threat'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Security was tightened around the New York state Capitol on Thursday and law enforcement officials around the state were focusing on...
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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:44am
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NY lawmakers set special session to extend eviction ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers plan to convene remotely for a special session Monday to pass a bill extending the state's ban on residential...
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Sun, 12/27/2020 - 11:47pm
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Connections: Should New York State raise the minimum wage during the pandemic?

New York State is getting ready to raise the minimum wage to $12.50 per hour. That increase will take effect at the end of this year. Business groups...
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Fri, 12/18/2020 - 9:16am
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NY sets net-zero carbon target for state retirement fund

New York state will transition its retirement fund for public employees — the third largest pension fund in the country — to an investment portfolio...
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Wed, 12/09/2020 - 8:58am
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Connections: Understanding the Orange Zone restrictions for parts of Monroe County

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that parts of Monroe County have reached Orange Zone status. The designation comes with restrictions that go...
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 9:27am
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Confidentiality Program gives victims of domestic violence better access to protections

New York state has a free program that protects the location information of domestic violence survivors. It’s called the Address Confidentiality Program...
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Wed, 11/18/2020 - 2:56am
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