New York State

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February 25, 2019 - 5:47 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a proposal to ban all modified stretch limousines, an idea prompted by last fall's crash that killed 20 people. The Times Union of Albany reports that the provision was stricken from Cuomo's state budget proposal. Cuomo is still seeking...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Would you like to see New York broken into two states? An Upstate Republican is proposing just that.
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February 11, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Should New York be divided into two different states? RELATED: NY lawmakers pass state Dream Act | NY Legislature passes tougher gun control bills | Gov. Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan trade jabs over abortion law A decades-old debate is getting new life, thanks to a non-binding...
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February 04, 2019 - 2:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say New York's income tax receipts are down more than $2 billion so far, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is placing the bulk of blame on the effects of last year's Republican-led federal tax cuts. Cuomo says at a state Capitol news conference Monday that the...
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January 29, 2019 - 5:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The Democrat-controlled New York Legislature has passed a series of gun control measures, including one that would prohibit teachers and other school employees from carrying firearms on school grounds. The legislation that easily passed the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday also...
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January 28, 2019 - 4:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says sales taxes collected by local governments across the state grew in 2018 for the third consecutive year. The Democrat releases a report Monday that finds collections rose by $872 million, or 5.3 percent, to $17.5 billion last year...
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January 25, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state added gender identity and gender expression to the state's anti-discrimination law Friday, making it illegal to deny people a job, housing, education or public accommodations because they are transgender. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law...
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January 24, 2019 - 4:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed off on changes to New York's election laws Thursday that are designed to make it easier to vote, including allowing people to cast ballots before Election Day and preregistering student drivers so they'll be automatically eligible to vote when they turn...
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January 24, 2019 - 7:10 am
New York lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend state financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, a key liberal priority that had been blocked by Republicans for years until Democrats won control of the state Senate last fall.
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January 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Actress and former candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon has returned to the state Capitol to push for more funding for the state's struggling schools. The former star of ``Sex and the City'' joined education advocates and several Democratic state lawmakers in Albany...
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