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Low turnout expected at Tuesday's primaries

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There are a number of primary elections on Tuesday federal posts, including for Congress and the US Senate, and turn out is expected to be very low.

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Issues left hanging as session ends

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The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done that what is getting accomplished.

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New York NOW wins State Broadcasters Association Award

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New York NOW won its first ever New York State Broadcasters award this week at the association’s annual dinner.

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Retiring Assembly Members reflect on their time in office

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As the legislative session ends, 3 lawmakers announce their plans to retire.

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New environmental coalition urges Cuomo to drop fracking plan

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The state’s major environmental groups have formed a new coalition, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject a plan to begin hydro fracking in select counties in New York’s Southern Tier.

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Legislature to vote on disabled care reform deal

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The Assembly and Senate were to vote on legislation they say will curb abuses against disabled people in state care.

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A good plan for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River?

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The International Joint Commission is a bi-national organization that helps Canada and the U.S. manage their shared water. Here in New York, the IJC has put out a new proposal that would change the water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Senate forum questions status of big business advocacy group

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A hearing by Senate Democrats explored the influence of the controversial lobby group known as ALEC in New York State.

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8 session days left, many issues unresolved

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State lawmakers are due to end the 2012 legislative session in just about a week and a half.

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Ethics Committee holds hearing Thursday amid questions about lobby group associated with Cuomo

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One day before the state ethics commission is to hold hearings on new rules for lobbying disclosures, there are more revelations about a multi million dollar advocacy group associated with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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