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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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Concerns voiced about Uber, Lyft expansion

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Uber and other ride sharing services are gearing up to win permission from the state legislature to operate in areas outside New York City.

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Backlash to Governor Cuomo's $15 an hour minimum wage proposal begins

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As momentum for Governor Cuomo’s proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour grows, opponents are trying to fight back.

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Uber pushing to expand to Upstate, Long Island

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The ride sharing service Uber, which already operates in New York City, is making a big push to move into upstate and Long Island.

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A look at the new Tappan Zee Bridge

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Over the course of the next two weeks we're going to take a closer look at the construction of "The New NY Bridge."

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Board says it will raise the wages of NY's fast food workers

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A wage board appointed by Governor Cuomo, speaking before a packed crowd of fast food workers, says it will authorize a “substantial” raise for fast food workers, but would not say when or even if the increase would be the $15 an hour that many groups are seeking.

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WATCH: Deregulation of rental market would outprice middle and working class tenants

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With the 2014/15 legislative session coming to a close, state lawmakers, who’ve been ‘distracted’ by corruption scandals, still have some major pieces of legislation to tend to.

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Budget shrinks as more items dropped from spending plan

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Governor Cuomo and the legislature are making progress on the budget.

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Pressure grows to drop some items from the budget

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With just over a week until the state budget is due, there’s pressure to drop a number of unrelated items in Governor Cuomo’s state spending plan.

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Wage board to decide minimum wage for tipped workers in 2015

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A state panel is examining whether workers whose income is supplemented by tips should receive an increase in the minimum wage.

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Conference examines state's infrastructure needs

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State lawmakers say they want to act quickly to spend the state’s $5 billion dollar and growing surplus on an infrastructure fund to fix up roads and bridges, among other things.

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Governor talks end of session; Buys pasta sauce

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Governor Cuomo said today that he does not expect the "reunification" of the senate Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference to happen this year, but has had discussions about it becoming a reality in 2015.

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State gaming commission hears testimony on problem gambling

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The state gaming commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction.

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DiNapoli not happy with budget's public campaign finance plan

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Analysis of state budget; Comptroller DiNapoli on budget's public campaign finance plan.

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