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Carl Paladino removed from school board

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Former gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo school boards, by the state education commissioner.

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This week on NYN: New NYSUT president

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Watch the interview this weekend.

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More pressure on Democrats in Senate to unite

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There’s growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

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State's pension fund up, but Comptroller says warning signs on the horizon for New York finances

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There’s some good news and some bad news from the State Comptrollers’ office. The state’s nearly $200 billion dollar pension fund is doing well, thanks in part to the booming stock market, but there are some worrisome signs for the future of New York’s finances.

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The New York State Assembly is always in session

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The United States Senate plans to use procedural maneuvers to technically stay in session even when Senators eventually go home for the Labor Day recess. Their intent is to prevent President Trump from making any unwelcome recess appointments while they are away. In Albany, taking steps to keep the legislative chambers open is nothing new.

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One-on-one with AG Eric Schneiderman

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Discusses legal battles vs. Trump administration.

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Trump threats to cut Affordable Care Act subsidies would hit NY hard

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New York State stands to lose nearly $1billion dollars if President Trump follows through with his threat to “let Obamacare fail” and cut key health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

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State Board of Elections decision to hand over voter data to Trump Administration sparks anger

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The state Board of Elections quietly voted this week to turn over some data on New York’s voters to a Trump Administration panel looking at whether there was mass voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election.

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Assembly Speaker takes life lessons from Star Trek

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The often reticent New York Assembly Speaker, Carl Heastie, showed a different side of himself when the lifelong Star Trek fan visited a museum in New York’s North Country that replicates the fictional Starship Enterprise.

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Rep. Tonko: "We're adding to the plate for Mr. Mueller"

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Lawmaker says White House is in "disarray, crisis."

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NYS Medicaid Director: ACA repeal could "destroy America's healthcare system"

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Helgerson calls GOP action "cop-out."

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Grim future predicted for health care in NY if the ACA is repealed

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The Senate is moving ahead on the repeal and possibly the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, and policy makers in New York are bracing for the worst.

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Cuomo says tolls will help pay for new bridge

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Governor Cuomo revealed some more details this week about how the newly named Mario Cuomo bridge on the Thruway over the Hudson River will be financed.

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New York's Planned Parenthoods anxiously watch Senate health care debate

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Planned Parenthood leaders in New York are anxiously monitoring the actions in the Republican led Congress to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and they say in all versions, their health care centers face big reductions.

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Cuomo Condemns Trump's transgender ban

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Governor Cuomo, in his first remarks since President Trump announced in a tweet that he was banning transgender people from the military, condemned the action, as “terrible “and “hateful”, and saying it is contrary to American values.

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