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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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Amendments to NY's gun law under discussion

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says there's been talk of amending the state’s recently enacted gun control law, to permit a 10 magazine clip in certain circumstances. Silver remained non committal about the change.

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Assembly bans fracking for 2 more years

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The New York State Assembly has approved, by a 95 to 40 vote, a two year moratorium on hydrofracking in New York. While it’s unlikely to be passed in the Senate, the action reflects state lawmaker’s growing worries about potential health impacts from the natural gas drilling process.

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Former MLB star warns about dangers of drugs

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Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco brought his star power to Albany to warn about the dangers of drugs, in particular the supplement DMAA.

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Lawmakers seek ban of dangerous supplement

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A push to ban the fitness supplement DMAA brought a sports hero to the capitol and parents who say they lost their son to the substance.

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GOP Leader defends bringing gun bill to floor

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The leader of the Senate Republicans, Dean Skelos, has been under fire from opponents of the NYSAFE Act.

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Cuomo faces difficult choice on fracking

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Governor Cuomo faces a tough choice as he continues to ponder the decision on whether to allow fracking in New York.

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Stewart-Cousins on breaking the 'glass ceiling'

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the first woman to lead a legislative conference at the capitol.

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Leaders speak out against NY SAFE Act

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Thousands appeared outside the Capitol today protesting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (SAFE).

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Thousands join anti-gun control rally

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A rally against New York’s newly enacted gun control laws drew one of the largest crowds to the State Capitol in recent decades.

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Cuomo, lawmakers meet on budget

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With just three weeks and one day to go before a state budget deadline, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders met to assess how far they have to go to reach a deal.

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