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New York law further decriminalizes marijuana possession

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Marijuana is further decriminalized in new york, but advocates say it does not go far enough, and their ultimate goal is legalization.

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Political parties on the right and left find common cause in supporting fusion voting

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Political parties that represent the left and the right of New York’s political spectrum have joined in a common interest and filed lawsuits against a new commission that might curtail their rights to cross endorse political candidates.

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Lawsuit over Adirondack snowmobiling trails continues

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How big of a tree is too big to cut down inside the Blue Line?

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Advocates seek stricter limits to solitary confinement

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Advocates of ending solitary confinement in New York’s prisons ended the 2019 legislative session disappointed, that changes made to the practice did not go further, and they say they will be back again to fight for more progress next year.

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Cuomo signs bill to combat climate change

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al Gore, a long-time activist against climate change.

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This week on NYN: New NYRA President Dave O'Rourke

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CEO discusses Cuomo's support, Saratoga meet, and new Belmont project

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Cuomo signs farmworkers rights bill

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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a farmworkers’ rights bill into law Wednesday that will for the first time give the workers benefits other employees get, including time off and overtime pay.

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Education Commissioner Elia unexpectedly resigns

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The state’s education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia abruptly resigned Monday, taking members of the state Board of Regents by surprise.

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Watchdog group questions state's delayed Medicaid payment

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A budget watchdog group says New York’s budgeters used a sleight of hand to make it to seem as though the state was adhering to a legal cap on the growth of health care spending, by shifting a Medicaid payment from last fiscal year to this year.

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Cuomo signs pay equity bills

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Governor Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the ticker-tape parade for the US women’s soccer team in Manhattan to sign two bills that will make it easier for women in New York to receive pay that is equal to men’s salaries.

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