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June 03, 2019 - 7:49 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Liberal advocacy groups that helped Democrats win control of New York state government last fall say they're becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in Albany on bills to legalize recreational marijuana, invest in clean energy and strengthen tenant rights. In...
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In this March 26, 2019 file photo, Email Ramos of High Mi Madre Co-Operative, urges legislators to pass recreational marijuana legislation during a news conference at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, June 3, 2019 that he no longer believes it is 'feasible' to legalize marijuana this year, saying he doesn't think there are sufficient votes in the Democrat-led state Senate. Top lawmakers insist they are still trying to negotiate a compromise that could allow a bill to pass before they adjourn on June 19. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, file)
June 03, 2019 - 4:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this month, he said Monday. Cuomo, a Democrat, supports legalization but said he doesn't think there are enough votes in the state Senate...
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June 03, 2019 - 10:10 am
Liberal groups that helped Democrats win one-party control of New York government say they're frustrated with the lack of progress on bills to legalize recreational marijuana, invest in clean energy and strengthen tenant rights.
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June 02, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants lawmakers to pass a new law ensuring people who attack or kill a gay person can't beat the charge by arguing they panicked because of their victim's sexuality.
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Anthony Behar
June 01, 2019 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has unveiled a comprehensive plan to protect the rights of LGBTQ people to mark the start of Pride Month. If elected, the New York senator says she'd direct the Justice Department to consider gender identity and sexual...
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May 29, 2019 - 5:53 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at fellow Democrats in the state Legislature, saying they're dragging their feet on the legalization of marijuana and other priorities as the legislative session winds down. Cuomo said on public radio Wednesday that with only a few weeks...
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May 29, 2019 - 2:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Legislature could soon repeal one of the nation's last bans on paid surrogacy contracts, in which a woman is compensated for carrying the child of another person or couple. New York and Michigan are now the only two states that expressly forbid surrogacy contracts,...
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Eugene Palmer
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Andrew Weber
May 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A Rockland county man accused of murdering his daughter-in-law was added to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list Wednesday, agency officials announced. Eugene Palmer, 80, allegedly shot his 39-year-old daughter-in-law Tammy Palmer three times with a shotgun as she walked...
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May 29, 2019 - 1:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's not optimistic that legislation allowing the terminally ill to request life-ending medication from a physician will pass before state lawmakers adjourn for the year. The Democrat weighed in on the legislation during interviews on WAMC and...
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May 28, 2019 - 5:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Democrat Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a fourth term as governor of New York state. During an interview Tuesday morning with an Albany radio station, Cuomo said he believes he is making a difference in New York and plans to run again in 2022. If Cuomo is re-elected, he'll be only...
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