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Hillary Clinton endorses Cuomo for governor

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Touts progressive accomplishments since '11.

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New York GOP picks Molinaro for governor

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Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for Governor Wednesday, and offered a scathing critique of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.

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Underwood appointed first female Attorney General of New York

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The New York State legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31. Underwood will be the first woman to hold that office.

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State Party conventions begin May 23

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Both major political parties hold their conventions later this week.

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Cynthia Nixon not the first to call for a Moreland commission on corruption

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When democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon called for a state Moreland Act Commission to investigate government corruption Tuesday, she was not the first to do so.

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Legislature interviews Underwood, others, as potential successor to Attorney General Schneiderman

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The state legislature began interviewing candidates to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal.

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Lawmakers push for anti bullying measure

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A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for an anti-bullying measure that would require schools to tell parents when their child is being bullied, or if their son or daughter is behaving like a bully towards others.

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Assembly set to interview prospective Attorney General candidates

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The New York State Assembly is set to interview potential replacements Tuesday for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned May 8th in a domestic violence scandal.

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Cuomo names special prosecutor in case of disgraced Attorney General Schneiderman

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Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Assembly sets Attorney General interviews

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State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state Attorney General, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations.

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Schneiderman Resigns

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New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned from office, following allegations in the New Yorker that he was physically violent toward four women who have come forward with their stories.

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Nixon releases her taxes, and opponent Cuomo's democratic state committee demands more

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Actor Cynthia Nixon, who is running for governor in a Democratic primary against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, released her tax filings on Friday.

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Molinaro releases tax returns, as candidates for governor trade charges

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Marc Molinaro, the presumptive Republican candidate for governor, released his tax returns for 2017, but his opponent, incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, raised the stakes, saying his GOP challenger should release ten years of tax returns.

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Legislature takes step toward decoupling student test scores from teacher evals

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Teachers wouldn’t be evaluated based on their students’ standardized test scores any longer under a measure approved by the New York State Assembly.

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Candidates for governor on the right and the left have more in common than you'd think

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Andrew Cuomo has two main challengers in the governor’s race, Cynthia Nixon on the left and Marc Molinaro on the right.

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