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Groups call nuke plant bail out a 'tax' on ratepayers

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Some environmental groups say Governor Cuomo’s administration should reconsider an $8 billion dollar bail out of three upstate nuclear power plants. They say the cost will be passed on to ratepayers.

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Are Cuomo's steps to address alleged bid rigging enough?

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Governor Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid rigging in some of his major economic development projects.

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Business group scorecard favors state Republicans

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The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate is out with its rankings of state legislators who are seeking re-election in November. As Karen DeWitt reports, Republicans did better than Democrats.

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Cuomo's top Economic Development official faces grilling by lawmakers

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A routine oversight hearing by the state Assembly turned testy when Governor Cuomo’s Economic Development Czar, Howard Zemsky, endured over two hours of questions about Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, which are currently under federal investigation.

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Comptroller DiNapoli examines economic development initiatives

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs have come under the microscope in 2016, most recently due to the underwhelming performance of Start-Up NY.

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Was the 2016 session bad for business?

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Business leaders, particularly those in Upstate New York, say the 2016 legislative session, which recently concluded, was the worst for small businesses in quite some time.

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State board votes to approve Buffalo Billion funds

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A board controlled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders voted Wednesday to approve more than $485 million for the Buffalo Billion project.

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Nursing shortage; corruption continues in Albany

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For the second week in a row a former legislative leader was sentenced to jail and trouble on the 2nd Floor of the Capitol continues to cast a shadow over state politics.

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Wayne Barrett reflects on his decades covering Donald Trump

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No one has covered real estate mogul and now leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump longer than Wayne Barrett.

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NFIB: Raising minimum wage will hurt small businesses

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The big storyline this legislative session was the push for and the eventual passage of Governor Cuomo's higher minimum wage proposal.

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Minimum wage compromise draws criticism, praise

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The newly approved state budget includes a minimum wage increase that is the result of several compromises.

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Senate, Assembly, have very different tax plans

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Senate Republicans say their version of the state budget will include a 9 year phase in of tax cuts that would eventually total a 25% reduction for middle class taxpayers.

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Assembly speaker says minimum wage hike must be in budget

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The Speaker of the State Assembly says he wants to say a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour included in the state budget.

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Disabled services providers say state must help them pay an increased minimum wage

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Groups that serve the disabled say there’s inadequate funding in Governor Cuomo’s budget to place thousands of adults with developmental disabilities into group homes.

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Preet's visit, Mid-Hudson consumer concerns

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This week on our program we'll review a busy week in Albany, including Preet Bharara's visit to the capital city.

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