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Hundreds rally to stop prison closures

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On an unusually warm Albany afternoon, hundreds from across the state rallied outside the Capitol to try and stop the projected closing of prisons around New York.

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Business groups knock Cuomo's tax freeze plan

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Both houses of the legislature are making changes to Governor Cuomo’s tax freeze plan in their budget proposals.

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Upstate Theatre tax credit

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Review a proposed tax credit designed to help keep pre-and post-Broadway shows in NY.

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Budget Director Megna on NY's spending plan

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Discussion of Cuomo's 4th executive budget with Budget Director Bob Megna.

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Cuomo's budget phases in pre-K, tax cuts

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Governor Cuomo released his state budget Tuesday.

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Comptroller's audit finds double dipping at state agencies

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A new audit by the State Comptroller finds that out of a sample of state workers at state agencies and authorities, more than one fifth were double dipping, being paid for two jobs while doing only one.

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The Business Council on taxes, Common Core and Moreland

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Heather Briccetti of The Business Council weighs in on a number of issues.

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Casino expansion number one amendment on Tuesday's ballot

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On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos.

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Music Festival Exchanges Healthcare for Art

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Learn about the O+ Festival where artists receive healthcare in exchange for their wares.

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Cuomo setting the stage for tax cuts

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Governor Cuomo seems to be setting the stage for a tax cut next year.

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Coalition promotes casino amendment, as judge set to hear lawsuit

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The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun.

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Cuomo will promote passage of casino referendum

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Governor Cuomo says he plans to offer support to a November ballot referendum to allow new gambling casinos in New York.

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Thruway will offer more places to pull over and text

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Governor Cuomo says the state Thruway will offer more places to pull over and answer text messages or make cell phone calls, in an effort to prevent texting while driving.

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Opposition to gambling amendment heats up

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Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking Governor Cuomo’s and the legislature’s claims about the benefits of permitting more casinos gambling in New York.

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Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics

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This November voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment.

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