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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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January 07, 2019 - 5:58 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in western New York say a highway crew has found the bodies of two small dogs that were apparently beaten and burned before being left in trash bags along a roadway. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office was sent to the scene after being called by Lockport's animal...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have Republican President Donald Trump's name removed from a defunct state park. Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, have introduced legislation that...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State officials say 6,100 immigrants living in New York state participated in a government program last year that helps them on the path to naturalization. The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the numbers for the NaturalizeNY program on Wednesday. It's a record...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that requires New York state agencies to establish a sexual assault survivors' bill of rights. The Democrat signed the bill into law Friday, saying it's New York's response to a federal government that ``shamefully ignores the voices of...
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