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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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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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Watch the GOP Response to the State of the State

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New York's leading Democrat, Governor Andrew Cuomo, explained his vision for the upcoming year in his annual State of the State and Budget Address.

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State of the State recap

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This weekend we recap a pretty memorable State of the State address in Albany. Jimmy Vielkind of Politico NY and Jenna Flanagan from WMHT share analysis at the Reporters Roundtable.

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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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Silver v. Pataki revisited

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The Rockefeller Institute and the Government Law Center at Albany Law School will be holding a forum June 16th entitled "Budgets and the Balance of Power: The Lasting Impact of Silver v. Pataki and How It Shapes the Future of Government in New York State."

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