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One-on-one with Speaker Heastie

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Discusses tax cap, pot legalization, Cuomo criticism

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March Madness comes to the Capitol!

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Vote which legislator has the best voice

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Advocates say there's money for schools , despite the budget gap

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There were some emotional moments as lawmakers and supporters of a school funding measure rallied at the Capitol to advocate for $4 billion dollars they say has long been owed to them under an order by the state’s highest court.

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Capitol activity ramps up as budget deadline nears

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Cuomo, Democrats differ on budget numbers

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Senate, Assembly to release their versions of the budget

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The Senate and Assembly are due to release their own versions of the state budget next week. They come as Governor Andrew Cuomo is demanding that a number of unrelated provisions are included in the spending plan. Without them, he threatens, the budget could be late.

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Senate to hold anti sexual harassment hearings Wednesday

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The New York State Senate will be holding hearings Wednesday on ways to fix the state’s anti-sexual harassment laws.

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Lawmakers react to spending limits set by State Comptroller

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The state Comptroller came out with revenue projections that will limit the ability to spend more money in the state budget.

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Supporters say an independent budget office in Albany could curb political arguments

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic colleagues in the legislature are at odds over an agreement on the amount of revenues New York has to spend on health care, education, and other items in the state budget, which is due in less than a month.

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Economists warn of recession for New York and the nation in 2020

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Economists and financial forecasters, speaking at the state Capitol as part of an annual consensus forecast meeting on the state budget, are warning of an impending recession in New York and the nation.

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Bill would ban Amazon-type deals in the future

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A week after the Amazon deal in Queens died, New York lawmakers want states to agree to stop using taxpayer money to lure big businesses.

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NYN Podcast: Lovett is leavin' it

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A conversation with departing reporter Ken Lovett.

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Are the rich fleeing New York over SALT?

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says changes to the federal tax code led to a growing state deficit and is causing some high-income earners to leave the state. But progressive groups, some Democratic state legislators, and even some millionaires are pushing back against that assertion, saying there’s no hard evidence that any wealthy New Yorkers are leaving.

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This week on NYN: Sexual harassment hearing, Amazon pulls plug

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Also, Cuomo's numbers fall in poll

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Senate hearing on climate change focuses on competing plans

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The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 2050, but that may come into conflict with a program being pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Single payer sponsors release new, improved plan

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Sponsors of a measure to create a single-payer health care system in New York offered a revised bill, but its future is uncertain. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state might not be able to afford it.

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