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Transgendered students in New York State still have rights, officials say

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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NYN nabs 2017 Emmy nomination

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4th nod for program since 2011, winner in 2013.

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Blake on DNC run; Working for Obama

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Bronx politician looking for DNC Vice-Chair spot.

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Protests grow at Capitol

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The legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

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Conference of Mayors against consolidation plan

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Call for increase in municipal aid.

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Watchdog group says Cuomo's spending cap doesn't add up

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2% per year spending cap.

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Refugee centers in New York face funding crisis

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A group of upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs, that they say have been caught up in President Trump’s travel ban and the resulting chaos.

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Senate Leader disagrees with Cuomo's mandatory government consolidation plan

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The leader of the Senate Republicans says he’s against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November.

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Push on to raise the age for state prison sentences for teens convicted of crimes

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is pushing for a measure to stop treating 16 and 17-year-olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Cuomo has now chosen all the sitting judges on the state high court

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Governor Cuomo has now chosen all the judges on the Court of Appeals, with both Democrats and Republicans pleased with his newest judge.

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NYN Throwdown: Lombardo v. Hutchins

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Another nail-biter in our NYS trivia showdown.

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Cuomo not ready to commit to sanctuary state legislation

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Governor Cuomo and the leader of the State Senate are not as enthusiastic about making New York a sanctuary state as are Assembly Democrats, who passed a bill earlier this week.

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Backlash for breakaway Senate Democrats

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A faction of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate has been gaining members lately, but they are now facing a backlash, including raucous opposition at meetings in their districts.

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Cuomo's tax official grilled on late rebate checks

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Governor Cuomo’s acting tax commissioner took heat from Democrats and Republicans in the legislature over delays in the STAR rebate program. The hearing was interrupted by protesters who want higher taxes on millionaires.

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Cuomo endorses Assemblyman Blake for DNC Vice-Chair

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Bronx pol worked for President Obama.

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