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Molinaro criticizes former Cuomo secretary

Molinaro criticizes former Cuomo secretary

Says Schwartz should be dismissed from MTA Board.

Cuomo, Hochul, James win Democratic primary

Cuomo, Hochul, James win Democratic primary

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and governor's choice for attorney general win in Democratic primary.

Bitcoin Moratorium in Plattsburgh

Bitcoin Moratorium in Plattsburgh

Spike in electricity costs forced city to rein in miners.

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Skelos on top issues heading into end of legislative session

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Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos weighs in on abortion, casino gambling and more.

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Cuomo's abortion right proposal stalls in Senate

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A key component of Governor Cuomo’s 2013 agenda appears in jeopardy, as the governor concedes he does not currently have enough votes in the State Senate to bring an abortion rights bill he has championed to the floor.

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Lawmakers consider delaying casino vote

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Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders tried to jump start negotiations over siting several new gambling casinos in New York.

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Will MMA be legalized in New York?

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Arguments for and against allowing Mixed Martial Arts continue on in New York.

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Cuomo casts some doubt on fate of abortion rights, public campaign finance measures

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Governor Cuomo says he’ll know in a couple of weeks whether two key items on his end of session agenda will become law - an abortion rights bill and public financing of political campaigns.

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Divisions remain on public campaign financing

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Recent bribery scandals involving state legislators have fueled discussion on campaign finance reform at the Capitol, with several politicians and advocacy groups pressing for publicly financed campaigns.

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Controversy causes fracking consultant to detach from industry lobby group

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Opponents of hydrofracking are charging there’s a potential conflict of interest with a consultant to Governor Cuomo’s environmental agency.

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Fracking overshadows other issues on Earth Day

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On Earth Day lobby day at the Capitol, whether or not to allow hydro fracking in New York continues to be the dominant issue.

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Corruption still dominates discussion in Albany

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Anti-corruption is the dominant topic at the New York State legislature for the second week in a row, following bribery charges against two state lawmakers, including a former Senate leader.

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WNY air quality worries residents

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Over the course of the last five years the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation released studies that detailed what many residents already knew; the air they were breathing could be hazardous to their health.

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