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Legislature approves historic tenant protections, Cuomo signs them into law

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In what supporters say is a “watershed moment,” the New York legislature Friday afternoon was approving what Democratic lawmakers and tenant groups say are the strongest tenant protections in a generation.

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Advocates urge extending rent rules to upstate New York

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New York City’s rent laws expire June 15th, and tenant advocates and some state lawmakers think a renewal of the laws should now also include cities outside of New York, including upstate.

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DiNapoli on New York's fiscal health

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Comptroller discusses recently passed budget

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Debt and dysfunction in Washington: A bipartisan conversation

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Former NY and KS congressmen join us.

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One-on-one with budget director Robert Mujica

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Describes challenges facing New York.

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Budget Address coverage

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Review Cuomo's spending plan

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Comptroller reports Wall Street profits are up

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Wall Street profits are up by one third over the same period last year, says the New York State Comptroller. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the gain of $12.3 billion dollars is good news for New Yorkers with retirement accounts invested in the market, as well as the state’s pension fund.

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New York faces a budget deficit

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New York could be facing its first major shortfall in several years, partly due to falling tax collections and federal health care and other policy changes. That could leave the state with billions of fewer dollars in state aid.

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Trump's tax plan could disrupt NY's taxation system

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New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Trump’s tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court. Meanwhile, a think tank’s analysis finds some middle-class New Yorkers could actually save a small amount of money under the income tax portion of the plan.

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After Equifax, New York takes steps to protect consumers against future data hacks

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In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Governor Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.

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