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Albany Ends 2018 Session: What Passed, What Didn’t

New York state lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 legislative session early Thursday morning. Here’s a look at the most significant bills that passed — and the ones that didn’t. School…

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NY Lawmakers Adjourn With Many Issues Left Unresolved

New York lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 session with most of the year’s biggest issues left unresolved. The Republican-led Senate adjourned early Thursday, a few hours after the Democratic-led Assembly…

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Regional Briefs – April 18, 2018

Train Conductor Suspended For Closing Door on de Blasio BROOKLYN – An MTA conductor was suspended after he was accused of closing a train door on Mayor Bill de Blasio…

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Regional Briefs – April 16, 2018

Democratic State Lawmaker From Hudson Valley Dies ALBANY – An assemblyman who emigrated from Greece as a teenager and worked to revitalize struggling parts of the Hudson Valley died Sunday…

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Democrats Agree to Heal Schism in NY State Senate

Democrats resolved a longstanding internal rupture in the New York state Senate Wednesday that had empowered Republicans and prevented votes on liberal priorities including gun control and help for immigrants.…

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New York City Mayor in Hot Seat at Albany Hearing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced tough questions from state lawmakers about the city’s contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday as officials in City Hall, the…

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Regional Briefs – February 1, 2018

Feds Threaten Funding to NY Over ‘I Love NY’ Signs ALBANY – The 500 “I Love NY” tourism signs installed by the Cuomo administration along highways is costing the state…

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Regional Briefs – January 22, 2018

Police Explosives Dog Chokes to Death on Ball WATERTOWN, N.Y. – A police dog choked to death Thursday when a ball it was retrieving during a training exercise got stuck…

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NY Lawmakers Warn of Tough Budget Choices in 2018

New York state lawmakers trickled back into the state Capitol Wednesday to discuss plans for 2018, and they’re already predicting a year of tough choices. Federal cuts to health care…

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Brooklyn Lawmaker To Head Powerful Assembly Committee

A Midwood assemblywoman with deep ties to the Orthodox community was named head of a powerful committee charged with overseeing the budget, taxes and spending. Helene Weinstein, a Democrat, will…

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Three State Lawmakers Make Move for NYC Council

Three state lawmakers are closer to making a move to the New York City Council, opening up vacancies in the Assembly and Senate. State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. and Assemblyman…

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