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Senate forum questions status of big business advocacy group

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A hearing by Senate Democrats explored the influence of the controversial lobby group known as ALEC in New York State.

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8 session days left, many issues unresolved

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State lawmakers are due to end the 2012 legislative session in just about a week and a half.

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Governor says minimum wage hike 'dubious'

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The Catholic Church as weighed in on raising the state’s minimum wage, but Governor Cuomo says the chances of an increase becoming law are “dubious.”

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Governor says infrastructure panel will end a 'Bizarre' and 'Wasteful' situation

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Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed his second blue ribbon panel of the week- this time to oversee infrastructure and capital projects including road and bridge repairs for the state.

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Why business groups want to dismantle New York's scaffold law

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A coalition of small business groups says one of their top priorities is changing a 19th century New York labor law that relates to scaffolding and worker safety.

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Senate GOP has the edge, half-way through legislative session

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It’s still seven months until Election Day, but Senate Republicans, who hold a one seat edge in that chamber, were given a boost after several favorable recent events.

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Oversight agency censures 13 local public authorities

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Public authorities are set up to serve the public good in some way.

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Political fight over public pensions, and using more DNA in policework

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In this week's show, Governor Cuomo has finally reached a deal over the contentious issue of teacher evaluations.

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Assembly Speaker Silver on proposed minimum wage increase

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Assembly Speaker Silver discusses minimum wage increase and the 2012 legislative session.

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State of the State full video: Cuomo proposes $25 billion economic plan

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils 2012 agenda and $25 billion economic plan at State of the State.

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Senate Leader Defends Plan for 63rd District

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State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is defending his Republican Majority's proposal to expand the Senate to 63 seats, while Senate Democrats are condemning the move.

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Analysis: Cuomo's 2012 State of the State Address

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The 2012 Reporter's Roundtable debut begins with analysis of Governor Cuomo's second State of the State Address.

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Union leader draws line in sand with Cuomo

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The head of a major state worker union is warning Gov. Cuomo not to ask state workers for more givebacks in the new state budget.

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Analysis: Did new tax deal lack transparency?

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When Governor Andrew Cuomo took office in January, he promised to bring a new era of openness and transparency to state government.

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