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Upstate community built around guns weighs its future

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Analysis of NY SAFE ACT and its potential impact on an upstate community built around guns.

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Cuomo to crack down on utility regulation in State of the State

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When Governor Cuomo delivers his State of the State message on Wednesday, it will include proposals for greater oversight of state’s electric utilities.

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Cuomo: let market forces determine best gambling locations

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In 2013, New Yorkers may get a chance to vote on whether they want to expand gambling in the state.

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Campaign finance reform likely a hot topic in 2013

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It now seems clear that 2013 will be the year in which campaign finance reform will be debated in Albany.

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Toll hikes possible agenda item for next thruway meeting

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The New York State Thruway Authority board is scheduled to meet again next Monday.

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Cuomo: Local gov'ts need to cope with tax cap on their own

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is telling local governments they are on their own when it comes to coping with a recently imposed property tax cap, saying it’s up to county and city government leaders to make the hard choices, and to stop complaining.

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Cuomo worries no toll hike means credit downgrade for Thruway Authority

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Governor Cuomo defended the concept of a proposed 45% truck toll hike on the New York Thruway, saying that without it, the authority could suffer a bond rating downgrade at a critical time.

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Hearings begin on proposed thruway toll increase

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The New York State Thruway Authority begins hearings later this week on whether to impose a nearly 50% toll hike on trucks that use the toll highway.

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Cuomo puts gambling and convention center agreement on hold

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Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that a deal with a major gambling company to build a convention center in Queens has fallen through, Cuomo says he’s opening up the bids to more companies.

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Cuomo administration auctions over 450 used cars and trucks

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Governor Cuomo’s administration is conducting the largest ever online and in person auction of over 450 used cars and trucks as part of what they call a fleet reduction- to try to save money and cut down on government excess.

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Policy experts analyze state budget

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Top policy experts offer detailed analysis of the recently enacted state budget.

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Have we seen the last of late state budgets?

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On-time for the second year in a row, we take a look at the state budget.

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Bloomberg testimony supports executive budget

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg testified before the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday in Albany where he expressed 'strong support for many elements' of Governor Cuomo's proposed Executive Budget.

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2012 State Budget analysis

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Analysis and reaction to Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2012 state budget from lawmakers and experts.

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Full Video: Cuomo's 2012 Budget Address

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Gov. Cuomo calls for reform and re-imagining of the government in his 2012 Budget Address.

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