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Cuomo says he will sue federal government over detention of immigrant children

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Governor Cuomo says he plans within the next several days to file a lawsuit against the federal government over the treatment of immigrant children separated from their parents.

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Political opponents slam Cuomo on first day of corruption trial of governor's former associates

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Prosecutors and lawyers for the defense gave opening statements Monday in the bid-rigging trial of a former associate of Governor Cuomo and two upstate development firms, who are accused of fraudulently obtaining lucrative taxpayer-funded state contracts.

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Cuomo Health Commissioner to recommend legalizing pot, political opponents are critical

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Governor Cuomo’s administration is moving ahead on a recommendation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, a move immediately criticized by Cuomo’s Republican opponent for governor.

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Second corruption trial of Cuomo's Buffalo Billion program begins June 18th

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On Monday, prosecutors present the second of two corruption cases against former associates of Governor Cuomo in federal district court in Manhattan.

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Podcast: Breaking down NY19 Democrats

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TU's Rachel Silberstein analyzes large field.

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Poor People's Campaign: 40 days of action

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Coordinator Barb Smith discusses the mission.

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Cuomo touts anti-sexual harassment policy, but political opponents say it falls short

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Governor Cuomo says the anti-sexual harassment policies enacted in the state budget are among the strongest in the nation, but his political rivals say the governor has not done enough to respond to allegations of sexual harassment in his own administration.

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Cuomo pushes gun safety measure stalled in the legislature

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Governor Cuomo has begun a statewide tour to promote a bill to give teachers and school administrators the power to go to court and ask a judge to confiscate the guns of a student and their family if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.

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Report clearing former Cuomo aide of sexual harassment leaves unanswered questions

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A report from the state ethics commission clears Governor Cuomo’s former high-level economic development official Sam Hoyt of sexual harassment charges, but the report leaves many unanswered questions.

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Gianaris on Senate stalemate, November election

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Democrat in charge of regaining the majority.

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GOP candidate for governor calls for term limits

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The Republican candidate for Governor, Marc Molinaro, is proposing term limits of two four year terms for statewide offices, including the office of governor, and 12-year limits for state lawmakers.

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Groups urge economic development reform

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Government reform groups are urging the state Assembly to pass two bills that have already been approved in the Senate that would reform New York’s economic development programs.

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Tensions ease, but Senate stalemate continues

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The business of the evenly divided New York State Senate remains stalled, as advocacy groups pressed for their bills to be acted on before the session ends in two weeks.

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Divided State Senate spars over abortion rights amendment

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In a spirited floor fight in the State Senate, Democrats tried once again but failed to get a vote on an amendment on women’s reproductive health care.

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Nixon and Cuomo spar over school funding

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Democratic candidate for Governor and Actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says is Governor Cuomo ’s failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s campaign says it’s Nixon who is being inconsistent.

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