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Education Commissioner Elia unexpectedly resigns

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The state’s education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia abruptly resigned Monday, taking members of the state Board of Regents by surprise.

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Watchdog group questions state's delayed Medicaid payment

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A budget watchdog group says New York’s budgeters used a sleight of hand to make it to seem as though the state was adhering to a legal cap on the growth of health care spending, by shifting a Medicaid payment from last fiscal year to this year.

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Cuomo signs pay equity bills

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Governor Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the ticker-tape parade for the US women’s soccer team in Manhattan to sign two bills that will make it easier for women in New York to receive pay that is equal to men’s salaries.

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Gillibrand looks to revive struggling presidential campaign

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New York Senator spends a week campaigning in NH

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Cuomo continues to question safeguards in new immigrant driver's license law

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The first lawsuit has been filed against New York’s new law to permit undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses. Governor Andrew Cuomo condemned the legal proceeding but also continued to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the new law.

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Auto voter registration bill will have to wait until 2020

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A bill to allow automatic voter registration in New York failed in the final days of the legislative session, after a mistake in the language would have inadvertently allowed undocumented immigrants to vote.

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County clerks uncertain over implementing new drivers license law for undocumented immigrants

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New York’s County Clerks are meeting in Syracuse Monday to discuss a new law that requires county departments of motor vehicles to issue drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants.

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New leadership for NYS GOP

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Republicans come to Albany to elect Langworthy.

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Future uncertain for bill regulating CBD

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A bill currently before Governor Andrew Cuomo would regulate the sale of CBD products in New York State, and set up new rules for the state’s growing Hemp industry. Cuomo has not yet decided whether he’s going to sign it, potentially leaving what is now a legal gray area in limbo.

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Cuomo heads to Israel on economic and personal mission

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is on his way to Israel to carry out what he says is an economic mission. But Cuomo says the trip has a personal focus as well.

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McCall reflects on historic career

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First African-American statewide official

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Cuomo and legislative leaders say 2019 session includes many accomplishments

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The 2019 legislative session was among the most productive in several years, with the passage of bills that ranged from strengthening abortion rights to allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses If you’re a liberal democrat, there’s a lot to like. But conservative Republicans are not as pleased.

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Lawmakers leave Albany

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2019 legislative session ends.

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New York State Legislature agrees to grant new protections to farm workers, Cuomo will sign

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The New York State legislature is approving new protections for farmworkers that supporters say are long overdue.

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Legislature approves historic tenant protections, Cuomo signs them into law

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In what supporters say is a “watershed moment,” the New York legislature Friday afternoon was approving what Democratic lawmakers and tenant groups say are the strongest tenant protections in a generation.

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