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Cruz: It's time to let undocumented immigrants get a driver's license

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Queens Assemblywoman is first DREAMer elected to Assembly

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New bill on legalizing marijuana introduced in New York State legislature

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After the failure to include legalized recreational marijuana in the New York State budget earlier this year, sponsors of the legislation say they are introducing a new bill that they hope stands a better chance at becoming law.

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Anti-vaccine rally draws hundreds in Albany

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RFK Jr. among the speakers outside the Capitol

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"Stand up to Trump" bills advance in State Assembly

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Two bills that challenge President Donald Trump and his policies are advancing in the New York State Assembly.

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Senate Democrats "Stand Up" to President Trump

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Bills take aim at his tax returns, possible pardons

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Advocates urge extending rent rules to upstate New York

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New York City’s rent laws expire June 15th, and tenant advocates and some state lawmakers think a renewal of the laws should now also include cities outside of New York, including upstate.

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Sex Workers, lobbying at the Capitol, seek more safety, less stigma

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Over 100 sex workers came to the Capitol on Tuesday to lobby for two bills that they say would help keep them safe and end some of the stigma associated with their jobs.

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Charter school expansion unlikely in 2019

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The cap on charter schools in New York is unlikely to be raised this year, due to changing political dynamics in the Democratic-led New York State legislature, and opposition from the teachers union.

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New York lawmakers seek backdoor means to release Trump's taxes

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A bill that would create a back door method to release President Donald Trump’s taxes is moving through the State Senate and could be voted on as early as next week.

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Immigrant drivers license bill advances in the Assembly

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Democrats in the State Assembly say they plan to move ahead with a bill to grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York. But the Assembly Speaker says he wants to educate people about the benefits of the measure first.

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Families of limo crash victims push for more accountability

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Senate hearing testimony focuses on Schoharie, LI incidents.

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Reemergence of Measles causes lawmakers to call for ban of religious vaccine exemptions

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Rockland County has almost one-third of the nation's cases

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Harry Rosenfeld: The Battling Editor

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Also, NYSUT's DiBrango on need to "Correct the Tests"

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Opponents say don't give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants

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A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses in New York is gaining support in the state legislature.

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Public campaign finance could take a while in New York

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Public campaign financing could be coming to New York by the end of this year, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have created a commission to come up with a plan.

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