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President Trump's tax proposal could spell a tax increase for some New Yorkers

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President Trump’s plan is so far just a one page outline, but it’s already raising some red flags for New York’s political leaders.

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Hearings over, lawmakers set to take on budget

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The legislature has finished it’s hearings on Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal, and will be ready to start crafting a spending plan once they return from the President’s Day break.

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New York City voters may decide upstate gambling expansion

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This November, voters will get a chance to decide whether to expand gambling in upstate New York.

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Alain Kaloyeros, key figure in Cuomo's economic programs, no longer at center of decision making

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Until recently, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, director of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has been the darling of the Cuomo administration.

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DiNapoli discusses procurement reform

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Earlier this week another feud between Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli surfaced.

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Cuomo signs end-of-session bills

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With the legislative session over, we’re keeping you up to date on the bills that are being signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Farm Bureau asks to intervene in court action to allow farm workers to unionize

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The New York State Farm Bureau is inserting itself into a legal fight over whether farm workers can be allowed to unionize.

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Lawmakers pass bills to serve alcohol at 10 AM on Sundays

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While state lawmakers are still hung up over how to cancel the pensions of legislators convicted of felonies, among other end of session issues, they have agreed to extend the hours each week that New Yorkers can legally drink at bars and restaurants.

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State Comptroller responds to calls to probe Buffalo Billion

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has been asked by two Western New York lawmakers to review governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development projects.

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Minimum wage impact; primary analysis

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This week we take an in-depth look at the impact the minimum wage increase could have on workers and small businesses in New York.

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Cuomo says minimum wage increase will include a "pause"

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There’s a framework deal on the state budget as the Thursday midnight deadline approaches, but it appears less likely that the midnight deadline for passage will be met.

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Cuomo says "parameters" of budget agreed upon

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Governor Cuomo and Legislative leaders say they hope to have final agreements on the state budget by evening, and could possibly print bills Tuesday night, to begin voting on Thursday.

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Potential framework deal on minimum wage decried by supporters and opponents

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Supporters and opponents of a $15 minimum wage in New York are blasting reports that Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have reached a compromise that could stretch out the phase in period, and exempt farmers from the higher pay requirements.

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Business leaders caution against effects of Cuomo's paid family leave plan

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The state’s leading business group is warning that Governor Cuomo’s paid family leave proposal will be costly for employers and difficult for them to manage.

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Cuomo study shows positive impact of minimum wage, business groups disagree

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Governor Cuomo’s Administration has released a report that it says shows the benefits of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next few years.

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