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Lawmakers leave Albany

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2019 legislative session ends.

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Cuomo and legislative leaders say 2019 session includes many accomplishments

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The 2019 legislative session was among the most productive in several years, with the passage of bills that ranged from strengthening abortion rights to allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses If you’re a liberal democrat, there’s a lot to like. But conservative Republicans are not as pleased.

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New York State Legislature agrees to grant new protections to farm workers, Cuomo will sign

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The New York State legislature is approving new protections for farmworkers that supporters say are long overdue.

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Single-payer hearings start in Albany

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Also this week: Business Council joins push for driver's licenses for undocumented.

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New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines

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The state Assembly narrowly approved a measure to remove the religious exemption for vaccinations.

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A 180 on town halls in NY19 and NY22

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Delgado and Brindisi say lack of availability hurt predecessors.

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Assembly approves bill to grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants

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On the Assembly floor, opponents raised a number of concerns over the measure.

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Actress Sorvino reveals she suffered date-rape

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Activist calls for statute of limitations to be extended

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Bill to legalize gestational surrogacy passes State Senate

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The New York State Senate passed a bill to legalize paid gestational surrogacy for couples who are unable to have their own children.

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Supporters seek pact on anti climate change bill

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Senators and Assemblymembers are pushing for action to combat climate change before the legislative session ends later this month. But Governor Andrew Cuomo says the plan is too ambitious and unrealistic.

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Tenant groups protest leads to arrests as rent law deadline approaches

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Hundreds of pro tenants’ rights protesters at the State Capitol Tuesday blocked the entrances to the Senate and Assembly chambers, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, as they demanded that the 2019 session not end until there is reform of the rent laws.

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Upstate Congressmen have different approaches to impeachment

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NY22 Rep. Brindisi a "no," NY19 Delgado trusts the "process"

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NYS legislature holds day long single payer health care hearing

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The New York State legislature held a marathon day-long hearing on a proposal to enact single-payer health care in New York. A packed hearing room listened as supporters and opponents debated whether it’s the answer to the state’s health care gaps.

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Reform groups: Scrap JCOPE

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A national report finds that New York State’s ethics panel is among the worst in the nation. Reform groups say that’s not news to them, and have called for an overhaul of the commission.

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This week on NYN: Trump's tax returns, new GOP leadership

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One month left in the legislative session.

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