New York State

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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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January 11, 2019 - 5:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in New York are poised to approve early voting and easier registration as part of a major overhaul of the state's antiquated voting laws, which have been blamed for decades of low turnout at the polls. The Senate and Assembly both plan to take up a package of election...
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January 10, 2019 - 6:03 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state audit has found lapses at a program that rewards employers who hire young workers -- including a 62-year-old who was deemed eligible for the program. The review, published Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, found several problems in the state-run program,...
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January 10, 2019 - 5:59 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will deliver his State of the State address and unveil his budget proposal next Tuesday in Albany. The Democrat is expected to detail proposals to legalize marijuana, codify abortion rights and impose congestion tolls on Manhattan as a way to...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --- The New York state Legislature started its 2019 session Wednesday with Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins becoming the first woman to lead the Senate, a historic moment that follows big gains by her party in the November election. Stewart-Cousins, of Yonkers, takes over the...
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