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Pay raise for lawmakers

Pay raise for lawmakers

Also, are there enough school psychologists in NY?

Senator-elect Biaggi discusses priorities

Senator-elect Biaggi discusses priorities

She stunned Jeff Klein in September.

Stewart-Cousins to become first woman to lead Senate

Stewart-Cousins to become first woman to lead Senate

Senator discusses priorities ahead of 2019 session.

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Oneida Nation thanks Cooperstown for dropping 'Redskins' name

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An upstate school's decision to change what it believed was its offensive nickname for their sports teams drew the attention of the Oneida Nation.

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Ethics report in Lopez scandal could be released this month

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The state ethics commission report on the Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal might finally be made public later this month.

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Court releases names of more lawmakers under cloud of corruption

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Nine more names of State Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex- Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.

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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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