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New hole emerges in the budget

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NYS tax receipts $2.3 billion lower than projected

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Opponents of legalizing marijuana speak out

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A coalition of groups, including county sheriffs and the PTA, warn of moving too quickly.

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Education commissioner not happy with governor's school aid funding numbers

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The state’s education commissioner Mary Ellen Elia, says she’s not pleased with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to spend just half of the amount of new money on public schools that education experts in New York recommend.

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Criminal Justice Reformers hope to see action soon

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New York lawmakers say it’s likely they will vote soon to end cash bail and make other changes to help defendants who they say are unfairly treated in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Cuomo: warning signs in new $2.3 billion deficit

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State’s Comptroller delivered some bad news Monday - the state has a $2.3 billion dollar budget deficit. Cuomo blames the decline on federal tax changes that he says penalizes blue states, but there are other factors at play, too.

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Democrats pass Child Victims Act, Stricter Gun Control

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Allows more flexibility for sexual abuse survivors.

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Advocates see new hope for publicly financed election campaigns in New York

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Over 200 groups are pushing for New York State to enact a public campaign finance system for statewide candidates. And they say they’ve never been closer to achieving their goal.

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Tensions flare between Cuomo and the Catholic Church

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A feud has been growing between Governor Andrew Cuomo and leaders of the Catholic Church, over an abortion rights bill the governor signed last week. The governor has been fueling the flames of the disagreement.

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Gun control measures approved in New York

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The New York State legislature built on the state’s 2013 gun control laws Tuesday, and are passing measures to extend the waiting period for background checks for some purchasers, and forbidding teachers from bringing guns to school.

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Legislature to expand legal recourse for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse are hailing the passage of the Child Victims Act at the New York State Capitol, which will give victims their day in court.

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