New York State Government

The New York State Capitol
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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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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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In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York.
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July 27, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison. Democrat Sheldon Silver, 74, had begged for mercy as he faced sentencing for a second time. The...
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