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As part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals for the new legislative session, the Democrat aims to reform the state’s election system.  Cuomo is pushing early voting, same-day and automatic voting registration, catching New York up to surrounding states.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan that he says could cut property taxes in the state by requiring county leaders to develop a cost cutting plan, and let the voters decide whether it’s a good idea.

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The village board in Hoosick Falls will consider an agreement with two companies tied to water contamination in the Rensselaer County community. 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to spend $2 billion statewide for clean water projects.

For some time, there has been a call to overhaul New York state’s juvenile justice system. The movement to "raise the age" may be getting a boost from a higher power.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing that New York state allow ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

A government lawsuit seeks to ban a popular memory loss dietary supplement marketed to seniors, saying there's no scientific evidence to support its claims.

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As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo prepares to deliver six regional State of the State addresses he unveiled more of his vision for 2017 on Sunday. 

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A provision of New York’s 2013 SAFE Act gun control law requiring pistol permit holders to re-certify their licenses every five years is going into effect.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to strengthen state laws against computer hacking, identity theft and other cybercrimes.

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New York Andrew Governor Cuomo is doing something different with the State of the State address this year. Instead of delivering one speech to lawmakers in Albany, who will have to approve his proposals, he’s giving six regional speeches in three days all around the state. Legislative leaders will not be attending.

An emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Glens Falls, New York has closed on a new property. The organization aims to move its operations into the new space by next winter.

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A move to expand problem gambling treatment comes as four casinos prepare to open in upstate New York. 

Saratoga Hospital and Albany Medical Center announced this week an agreement that is intended to improve the quality of care through standardized protocols, easier transfer of patient information, and attracting doctors and other medical professionals.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to increase a child care tax credit for middle-class parents.

The New Year for the New York state legislature has begun in discord, with an absent governor and Republicans in the Senate vowing to take a harder line against Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and a congressman from western New York are reaching across the aisle in an effort to protect $170 million in federal broadband funding declined by Verizon and now at risk of going to other states.

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With a new legislative session in New York, environmental groups are calling on state officials to make clean water a priority in 2017.

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On Wednesday New York state lawmakers gathered in Albany to kick off the 2017 session.

 

The wealthy businessman who co-chaired Donald Trump's campaign in New York says there are no lingering problems with the president-elect's transition team over his widely condemned comments insulting President Barack Obama and his wife.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says more than 2.7 million New Yorkers could lose insurance coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and a congressman from western New York have reached across the partisan aisle in an effort to protect $170 million in federal broadband funding declined by Verizon and now at risk of going to other states.

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New Yorkers can now deposit their tax refund check directly into a college savings account under legislation that was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The refunds can go into a 529 - accounts which can grow over time and are not taxable, as long as the proceeds are used for college expenses.

January 2, 2017, Manhattan - Governor Cuomo announced the launch of a 200-member multi-agency Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit charged with ensuring that all workers are paid the proper minimum wage.
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As a new minimum wage takes effect in New York, a 200-member multi-agency Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit has been launched. The body is charged with ensuring that all minimum wage workers are paid properly.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce a plan Tuesday morning to offer free tuition at state colleges. 

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About 200 state investigators and staffers are being assigned to spread the word about New York's recent minimum wage increase — and to make sure businesses comply.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the task force Monday in New York City.

New York lawmakers will return to Albany this week to begin their work for 2017.

The six-month legislative session gets underway Wednesday.

A bill that would have required the state to cover the costs of providing legal services for indigent populations has been vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Divers spent all day Friday searching the Hudson River near the Bear Mountain Bridge for any sign of a man who was seen on New York State Bridge Authority surveillance video jumping off the bridge at mid-span at about 4 a.m.

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