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Senate Democrats encouraged by poll

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A new poll offers some hope to Senate Democrats who are trying retake the Senate after losing to Republicans two years ago, but the GOP says they are far from worried.

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Is New York really 'open for business?'

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Governor Cuomo is running ads proclaiming New York’s business friendliness, but a recent set of rankings finds the state dead last in that category. But it seems the truth lies somewhere in between.

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Pro-business group asks for Thruway Authority audit

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A business group is asking the State Thruway Authority to delay a proposed 45% increase in truck tolls and conduct an audit of the authority’s finances instead.

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Cuomo to press for campaign finance reform

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Governor Cuomo says he’s starting a new effort to push campaign finance reform in New York’s elections.

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Cuomo's education panel hears complaints

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Governor Cuomo’s Commission on education reform got an earful at a public hearing held at the State Capitol today, as speaker after speaker complained about a statewide school system that they say is in disarray.

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Hochul votes 'no' on repealing Affordable Care Act

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The GOP-led United States House of Representatives once again voted to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act today in Washington.

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Cuomo talks cyber bullying, campaign finance reform, fracking in public radio interview

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In an interview with public radio, Governor Cuomo comments on the anti-cyberbullying bill that he signed into law Monday, saying "it's amazing to me the power of the negativity and how it can hurt a young person."

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Governor offers some support for limited fracking

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Governor Andrew Cuomo offered some support to a plan to permit hydrofracking in New York in communities that welcome the gas drilling process.

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Cuomo's cabinet starts canal trip

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Some members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet are about to know every inch of the Erie Canal “from Albany to Buffalo.”

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State Legislature stays out of fracking, for now

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​Governor Cuomo is indicating he may very soon release a plan to begin limited hydrofracking in New York, but the state legislature left for the summer without acting on any legislation that would speed up the process, or slow it down.

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