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Cuomo answers questions on tax plan, harassment policy

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First briefing with Capitol press since June.

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Assembly GOP leader says he's running for governor

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There’s now one official candidate running for governor of New York in 2018, and that’s the Assembly’s Republican leader Brian Kolb. He announced in a video released Tuesday.

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Two potential candidates for governor hold a civil discussion

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At an event that’s become increasingly rare in state politics, two politicians from opposing parties sat down together and had a civil discussion about issues facing New York.

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Senate's Deputy Leader Chair predicts "horrible" budget

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The Chair of the state Senate Finance Committee says 2018 will be a difficult year for balancing the state budget. Senator John DeFrancisco predicts cutbacks in healthcare spending to help close a multi-billion dollar deficit.

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The Cuomo Bridge naming controversy

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Resident wants the Tappan Zee name back.

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County leaders say federal tax bill will "punish" their taxpayers

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County leaders across New York are the latest to complain about the tax overhaul plan now being crafted in Congress. They predict higher taxes for many New Yorkers, declining home prices, and slowed economic growth.

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Disabled and their caregivers ask for more pay

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New York faces fiscal challenges in 2018, but that has not stopped groups from asking for more money in the new state budget, including agencies that provide care to people with disabilities.

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Budget won't be easy in '18

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One of the biggest challenges that Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers will face in 2018 is balancing the state’s budget, which already has a structural deficit of more than $4 billion dollars. On top of that, federal changes to taxes and health care could cost the state billions more in lost funding.

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New York, New Jersey, California governors condemn tax overhaul

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The governors of New York, California, and New Jersey on Monday strongly condemned the GOP tax bill now before Congress, saying it is unfair to their states and will wreak havoc on the US economy.

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Liz Krueger weighs in on possible IDC deal, sexual harassment

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Political harmony ahead for Dems?

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Key Dem Senator lowers expectations on reunification

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A leading Senate Democrat says if a planned unification between rival factions in the State Senate occurs, don’t expect any immediate action on key items like women’s reproductive rights, public financing of campaigns, and transgender rights.

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Cuomo urged to sign bill to strengthen FOIL

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20 state and national groups supporting a bill that would strengthen the state’s Freedom of Information Law are urging Governor Cuomo to sign the measure into law as soon as he receives it from the state legislature.

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Assemblyman McLaughlin sanctioned for harassment

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Outgoing legislator says he's innocent.

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Will Senate Dems finally unite?

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The state Democratic Party, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering carrots and sticks to two rival factions of Democrats in the State Senate, in an effort to get them to reunite and potentially rule the chamber.

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Senate tax plan incenses anti-poverty advocates

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The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought.

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