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Auto voter registration bill will have to wait until 2020

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A bill to allow automatic voter registration in New York failed in the final days of the legislative session, after a mistake in the language would have inadvertently allowed undocumented immigrants to vote.

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County clerks uncertain over implementing new drivers license law for undocumented immigrants

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New York’s County Clerks are meeting in Syracuse Monday to discuss a new law that requires county departments of motor vehicles to issue drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants.

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New leadership for NYS GOP

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Republicans come to Albany to elect Langworthy.

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McCall reflects on historic career

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First African-American statewide official

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Future uncertain for bill regulating CBD

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A bill currently before Governor Andrew Cuomo would regulate the sale of CBD products in New York State, and set up new rules for the state’s growing Hemp industry. Cuomo has not yet decided whether he’s going to sign it, potentially leaving what is now a legal gray area in limbo.

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Cuomo heads to Israel on economic and personal mission

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is on his way to Israel to carry out what he says is an economic mission. But Cuomo says the trip has a personal focus as well.

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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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