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Cuomo's State of the State speech to address ethics, homelessness

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Governor Cuomo is scheduled to give his State of the State speech on Wednesday. The governor has already spent the past week rolling out a lengthy agenda for the New Year.

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Our Top 10 online stories in 2015

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It's that time of the year where we start to tally up the statistics from 2015.

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Paid family leave advocates look to the new year

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Advocates for paid family leave in New York say they hope 2016 is the year that the state finally provides a program to allow workers to take time off to care for a child, or a sick elderly relative.

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Cuomo discusses 421-a, infrastructure, ethics

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the North Country today where he was honored by New York State Laborers and New York State Pipefitters and Plumbers at their respective annual meetings.

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Briccetti: Parts of Cuomo's 2015 business approach 'a great concern'

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This week marked the final hearing by a board specifically appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to consider raising the wage for fast-food workers across the state.

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Municipalities and workers seek changes to the property tax cap

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Leaders of all of the state’s local governments, as well as unions representing teachers and public workers, are warning state lawmakers not to simply renew the state’s property tax cap without some changes.

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Lawmakers arrested at rent protest outside Cuomo's office

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About two dozen tenants rights activists, as well as several Democratic State lawmakers were arrested at a protest on the lack of action so far on reforming New York City’s rent laws , which expire on June 15th, to include more protections for tenants.

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Supporters of tax cap push to make it permanent

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There’s a push by business groups and Republicans in the State Senate, as well as Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to make the state’s 2% per year property tax cap permanent.

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Lobby report lists usual suspects and one surprise

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The annual state report on lobbying is out, and it finds that $226 million dollars was spent on influencing government leaders, with the largest amount from education groups.

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Budget passes, debate continues

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A big part of Andrew Cuomo's legacy as governor has been his ability to get an on-time budget after years of late spending plans.

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Minimum wage likely dropped from budget as Cuomo and lawmakers continue to haggle

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The state Assembly, Senate and Governor Cuomo continue to work on sticking points in the state budget, as yet another item has now been dropped from the spending plan, raising the state’s minimum wage.

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WATCH: Gibson, I-81 and LLC loophole

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Congressman Chris Gibson discusses the future; what will happen to I-81 in Syracuse?

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Debate over 3 men in a room budget making

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Once the President’s week break is finished, Governor Cuomo and the legislature will have to start discussing the 2015 budget.

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WATCH our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State/Budget Address

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Watch our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State and Budget Address with Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler.

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2015 session to focus on rent laws, teacher performance

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The legislative session is off to a subdued start, with the governor’s State of the State message delayed for two weeks.

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