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Former EPA Regional Administrator urges colleagues to "fight back"

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The former regional administrator of the EPA under President Obama, Judith Enck, says the new head of the EPA under President Trump, Scott Pruitt, threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections. Enck, in an interview with Karen DeWitt for public radio and tv, explains why she took the unprecedented step of signing on to a letter,

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Transgendered students in New York State still have rights, officials say

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York state, according to the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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NYN nabs 2017 Emmy nomination

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

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Enck: New EPA head could be "one of the worst" in agency history

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"EPA is in for some real rough waters."

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Protests grow at Capitol

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The legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

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Watchdog group says Cuomo's spending cap doesn't add up

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2% per year spending cap.

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Conference of Mayors against consolidation plan

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Call for increase in municipal aid.

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Refugee centers in New York face funding crisis

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A group of upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs, that they say have been caught up in President Trump’s travel ban and the resulting chaos.

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Senate Leader disagrees with Cuomo's mandatory government consolidation plan

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The leader of the Senate Republicans says he’s against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November.

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Climate change activists want Governor Cuomo to do more

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Environmental groups are pushing Governor Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change.

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