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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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January 16, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York state says some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. Attorney General Letitia James and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday announced an $11 million settlement with Ohio-based...
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January 15, 2019 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Defense attorneys say federal inmates awaiting trial in New York have been denied visits with their families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the partial government shutdown. Some inmates have refused meals at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan...
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January 14, 2019 - 6:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is dropping a few hints about his upcoming marijuana legalization proposal. Speaking on public radio Monday, the Democratic governor says that if legalization moves ahead he believes local governments should have the power to prohibit retail pot shops...
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January 14, 2019 - 6:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Child molestation victims are demanding that New York state lawmakers pass the long-stalled Child Victims Act within 30 days. Several abuse survivors came to Albany Monday to urge quick action on the bill, which would extend statutes of limitations to give victims more time to...
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January 11, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to extend the background check waiting period for firearm purchase from three days to 10 days. The Democrat announced the proposal on Thursday. It's just one of several bills relating to firearm regulations that Cuomo says he'll ask the...
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