Michael Whyland http://wamc.org en AP Source: Cuomo, Leaders Agree On 4 Casinos http://wamc.org/post/ap-source-cuomo-leaders-agree-4-casinos <p><span style="font-size: 11px;">A senior <font color="red">Cuomo</font> administration official says Gov. Andrew <font color="red">Cuomo</font> and legislative leaders struck a late night deal to authorize four upstate casinos and to allow votes on 10 separate women's rights bills including an abortion proposal that appeared to have been blocked in the Senate.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was scheduled to be announced on Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:04:37 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67368 at http://wamc.org AP Source: Cuomo, Leaders Agree On 4 Casinos Senate Passes Some Budget bills, Assembly Waits Until Thursday http://wamc.org/post/senate-passes-some-budget-bills-assembly-waits-until-thursday <p>The New York State Senate held a rare Sunday session at the Capitol, in an attempt to get the state budget finished on time in the midst of major religious holidays.</p><p>The State Senate met to vote on three previously agreed upon budget bills, in an attempt to finish the spending plan without interfering with the Easter and Passover holidays. &nbsp;Senate Finance Committee Chair John DeFrancisco explained it on the Senate floor.</p><p>“We’re trying to jumpstart the process,” said De Francisco, who says starting early gives everyone “ample time” for debating the bills. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:05:53 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60585 at http://wamc.org Senate Passes Some Budget bills, Assembly Waits Until Thursday