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Single-payer hearings start in Albany

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Also this week: Business Council joins push for driver's licenses for undocumented.

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New York bans religious exemptions for vaccines

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The state Assembly narrowly approved a measure to remove the religious exemption for vaccinations.

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A 180 on town halls in NY19 and NY22

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Delgado and Brindisi say lack of availability hurt predecessors.

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Assembly approves bill to grant drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants

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On the Assembly floor, opponents raised a number of concerns over the measure.

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Actress Sorvino reveals she suffered date-rape

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Activist calls for statute of limitations to be extended

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Bill to legalize gestational surrogacy passes State Senate

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The New York State Senate passed a bill to legalize paid gestational surrogacy for couples who are unable to have their own children.

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Tenant groups protest leads to arrests as rent law deadline approaches

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Hundreds of pro tenants’ rights protesters at the State Capitol Tuesday blocked the entrances to the Senate and Assembly chambers, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, as they demanded that the 2019 session not end until there is reform of the rent laws.

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Upstate Congressmen have different approaches to impeachment

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NY22 Rep. Brindisi a "no," NY19 Delgado trusts the "process"

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NYS legislature holds day long single payer health care hearing

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The New York State legislature held a marathon day-long hearing on a proposal to enact single-payer health care in New York. A packed hearing room listened as supporters and opponents debated whether it’s the answer to the state’s health care gaps.

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Reform groups: Scrap JCOPE

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A national report finds that New York State’s ethics panel is among the worst in the nation. Reform groups say that’s not news to them, and have called for an overhaul of the commission.

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This week on NYN: Trump's tax returns, new GOP leadership

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One month left in the legislative session.

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Voter registration lead time time shortened in time for 2020 Presidential primaries

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This week the state’s Democratic party leaders to greatly shorten the lead time before voters can register to cast a ballot in the 2020 Presidential primaries.

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Langworthy takes over the GOP

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There’s going to be a change at the top in the state’s Republican Party. Erie County GOP Chair Nick Langworthy has gathered the support of the majority of county chairs and will be replacing Ed Cox In July. The two met with the media to talk about the transition.

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Lawmakers and survivors speak out before 2nd hearing on sexual harassment

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The second hearing on sexual harassment in New York State government will be held Friday in New York City. Ahead of the hearing, a group of former legislative staffers who say they have been victims of harassment joined lawmakers to introduce bills to strengthen New York’s laws.

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Legislature takes steps that could impact President Trump

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The New York State legislature took final action on measures that could be used against President Trump and his associates, including a back door way for Congress to view the President’s tax returns.

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