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A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is at his highest approval rating in three years

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According to the Siena College poll, 61% of voters now say they view him favorably overall, and just over half 51% say they like the job he’s doing in office.

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Supporters push single payer health care

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Faith leaders from around New York came to the Capitol to gain support in the state Senate to adopt a statewide single payer health care system.

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NYN Throwdown: The Alt v. Politifact NY

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David Howard King takes on Dan Clark.

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Senate faction tries to change the subject

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After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the beleaguered group of breakaway Democrats in the state Senate are trying to change the subject.

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Should cat declawing be illegal?

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One Assemblywoman thinks so.

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Ride sharing services in New York may come even sooner

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The state is one step closer to having ride-hailing services available before the Fourth of July, now that the state Senate has passed a bill to speed up when companies like Uber and Lyft will be allowed to operate outside of New York City.

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Senators still answering questions on stipend payments

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Senators continue to answer questions on payments for committee posts that the senators did not actually hold

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Controversy grows over Senate stipends

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Several Senators who are part of a breakaway group of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference were paid extra stipends – ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 a year -for serving on various Senate committees controlled by the Majority Party Republicans.

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A look back at the political debate across New York

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Healthcare debated in North Country, "lulus" for IDC.

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New York leaders react with dismay to ACA repeal

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Some of New York’s leaders are expressing outrage over the Republican House of Representatives vote to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Schools expected to stay within tax cap in May 16th vote

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School districts across the state are holding votes on their budgets next Tuesday, May 16th.

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Cuomo's new ad fuels 2020 speculation

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A new online ad featuring Governor Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that New York’s Governor may be planning a Presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors.

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Hope for reform of economic development contracts

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One of the top remaining issues before the legislature adjourns for the summer is fixing problems in the state’s economic development contracts. That’s after a scandal led to federal corruption charges against nine former associates of Governor Cuomo.

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Legislative leaders come out against a constitutional convention

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Voters get a chance to decide in the fall whether the state should have a constitutional convention. Both legislative leaders say, though, they are against it.

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Two views on how New York can influence fossil fuel companies

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s Comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

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