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Abandoned cemeteries becoming a fiscal issue for towns

Abandoned cemeteries becoming a fiscal issue for towns

Examine what communities are facing from a financial perspective to upkeep these hallowed grounds.

A 180 on town halls in NY19 and NY22

A 180 on town halls in NY19 and NY22

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Actress Sorvino reveals she suffered date-rape

Actress Sorvino reveals she suffered date-rape

Activist calls for statute of limitations to be extended.

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Committee to save New York controversy overshadows ethics hearing

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A lobby group closely associated with Governor Andrew Cuomo was the elephant in the room during a hearing by the state ethics commission on new rules for donor disclosure.

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Cuomo puts gambling and convention center agreement on hold

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Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that a deal with a major gambling company to build a convention center in Queens has fallen through, Cuomo says he’s opening up the bids to more companies.

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Cuomo moves to further decriminalize marijuana

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Governor Cuomo is proposing the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana found during police searches, to fix what he says is a “blatant inconsistency” in New York City’s controversial stop and frisk policy.

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Ethics panel meets amid controversy

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The head of the state ethics commission, Janet DiFiore, says she has “done nothing wrong,” after allegations she used her influence as Westchester County DA to obtain welfare benefits for her maid.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on powering NY and the nation

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U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu on national energy policy and some of the issues NY faces.

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Analysis: Cuomo's political speech, State takeover of NYRA

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Analysis of NYRA takeover, minimum wage debate, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political speech.

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Cuomo puts stamp on State Democratic Party

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Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a rousing speech at a meeting of the State Democratic Party, but stopped short of endorsing a democratic take over of the State Senate.

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Growing opposition to Cuomo's disabled reform measure

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There’s growing opposition in the legislature to Governor Cuomo’s top end of session priority, enacting a new agency to curb abuse of the mentally and physically disabled at state run centers. Opponents, though, say the proposed new entity does not go far enough.

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Cuomo rescinds food stamp fingerprint requirement

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Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he’s rescinding a state regulation that requires food stamp recipients be fingerprinted, saying the poor and hungry are not criminals.

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Teachers, school boards see disturbing trends in school vote outcome

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Governor Cuomo is pleased with the outcome of Tuesday’s state wide school budget vote, but teachers and school board leaders see some disturbing trends.

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