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Former MSNBC anchor Ratigan running for Congress in NY21

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GOP Rep. Stefanik is incumbent.

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WEB EXTRA: Larry Sharpe on gun control, Andrew Cuomo

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Libertarian candidate criticizes governor.

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Senate Dems say they'll press harder for new gun laws

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Democrats in the New York state Senate say they will push harder for gun control bills in the wake of the Florida shooting that left 17 dead and are even considering proposing the measures as hostile amendments.

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This week on NYN: Budget amendments, Howe testimony

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Legislators now on break.

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Gillibrand gets nod from state Democrats to seek re-election

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New York’s junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was officially nominated for re-election at a meeting of the State Democratic Party in Albany Friday afternoon, where she said she will serve out her entire six-year term if she wins the race in November.

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Early voting supporters pleased with funding added to governor's budget

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Governor Cuomo is putting $7 million dollars into his 30-day budget amendments to fund poll sites for early voting in New York by the 2020 Presidential race.

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GOP Chair asks ethics board to probe actions of Cuomo's former top aide

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The head of the state’s Republican Party has filed a formal complaint with the state’s public ethics commission, alleging that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aide — Joe Percoco, now on trial for bribery — broke the state’s public officers law.

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Cuomo's budget director outlines options for NYers losing SALT deductions

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Governor Cuomo’s budget director says 30-day amendments to the governor’s spending plan due out later this week will include an overhaul of the state’s tax code.

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Flu virus slows trial of Cuomo's former top aide

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The flu epidemic is hitting the corruption trial of Governor Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, with proceedings delayed for a day and a half because a key defense attorney has come down with the virus.

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Analysis: Percoco trial revelations

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Key witness arrested Friday.

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Dream Act passes the Assembly, but future is uncertain

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In the midst of a national debate on immigration, the New York State Assembly this week passed a bill to give children of undocumented immigrants access to financial aid for college.

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Cuomo Opponent seeks hearing on controversial tourism signs

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A Republican candidate for governor is calling for hearings on controversial tourism signs on the New York State Thruway and other highways set up by the Cuomo Administration.

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This week on NYN: Governor's race, Conservatives meet, and LIRR woes

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Rep. Reed, Katko come to Albany.

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Reed not afraid of town halls

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Congressman has held four since December

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April special election could flip state Senate to the Democrats

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Governor Cuomo is expected to call for special elections on April 24th for two empty Senate, according to a state official who confirmed the date.

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