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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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Food pantries say hunger is growing

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Food pantries and soup kitchens say they are reluctantly becoming a permanent part of the nation’s safety net for the poor.

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Year-end review in state politics

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Legislative reporters take a look back at the year in state politics & look ahead to 2013.

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Ken Burns: The 'New York NOW' interview

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Ken Burns on his latest film 'The Dust Bowl,' as well as some of his future projects which include films on the Roosevelts and the Vietnam War.

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Cuomo takes hard line on teacher evaluations deadline

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Just two thirds of school districts in New York State have completed new teacher evaluation plans, one month before a deadline imposed by Governor Cuomo.

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Cuomo: let market forces determine best gambling locations

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In 2013, New Yorkers may get a chance to vote on whether they want to expand gambling in the state.

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UAlbany expands research into RNA

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Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick takes a look into the RNA research project at UAlbany.

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Cuomo says strengthen federal gun laws, close state loopholes

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Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened to prevent more shootings like the one in Newtown Connecticut, but he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.

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Cuomo, state leaders react to Newtown tragedy, call for gun measures

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Governor Cuomo is pledging to work for gun control in the wake of the shooting at the elementary school in Newtown Connecticut, calling it “yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns.”

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Campaign finance reform likely a hot topic in 2013

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It now seems clear that 2013 will be the year in which campaign finance reform will be debated in Albany.

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Cuomo discusses campaign finance, the Senate, fracking

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Governor Cuomo says he will soon introduce legislation to regulate electioneering activities by some not for profits that have become increasingly influential players in funding political campaigns.

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