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NYN nabs 2017 Emmy nomination

NYN nabs 2017 Emmy nomination

4th nod for program since 2011, winner in 2013.

Conference of Mayors against consolidation plan

Conference of Mayors against consolidation plan

Call for increase in municipal aid.

Blake on DNC Run; Working for Obama

Blake on DNC Run; Working for Obama

Bronx politician looking for DNC Vice-Chair spot.

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Cuomo budget proposal threatens fulfillment of court order on school aid

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More than a decade after the state’s highest court ordered New York lawmakers to spend billions of dollars more a year on schools, Governor Cuomo and his top aides are moving further away from ever fulfilling the order, say critics.

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Opponents want pipeline related permits rescinded

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President Trump revived the Keystone XL pipeline and Dakota Access pipeline with a highly publicized executive order this week. In New York State, Governor Cuomo’s administration has also acted, quietly, to further energy pipelines across New York State.

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New taxes and fees in governor's budget irks Republicans

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The leader of the Senate Republicans says he’s not happy with what he says is over $800 million dollars in new taxes and fees tucked away in Governor Cuomo’s new state budget.

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Tax on rich contentious part of the new budget

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One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest, known as the millionaires’ tax.

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NYN Throwdown: Bartoletti v. DeWitt

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Veteran Capitol observers battle in our latest quiz show.

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Cuomo's signature Start Up plan is revised

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One of the governor’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in Cuomo’s new state budget. Start Up New York is being rebranded, as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.

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Concern over school aid funding changes

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School funding advocates worry that Governor Cuomo setting up for another political battle with over school aid next year, in a little-noticed provision in his new state budget.

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34 Years ago: The Sing Sing hostage crisis

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Prisoner takeover almost derailed new Cuomo administration

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Cuomo budget is more than a spending plan

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Governor Cuomo’s budget is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Cuomo’s also put a number of unrelated changes into the spending plan- everything from allowing ride-hailing services to expand in the state to enacting ethics reforms.

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Cuomo waits until evening to release budget plan

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. Cuomo spent Tuesday rolling out his spending plan to individual groups of lawmakers in private briefings, then at night, released details to the public.

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