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Transgendered students in New York State still have rights, officials say

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President Trump’s executive order limiting bathroom choice and other rights of transgender students will not affect New York State, says the state’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say Trump’s action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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Protests grow at Capitol

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The legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

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Watchdog group says Cuomo's spending cap doesn't add up

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2% per year spending cap.

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Conference of Mayors against consolidation plan

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Call for increase in municipal aid.

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Refugee centers in New York face funding crisis

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A group of upstate lawmakers are asking the state to step in and fund refugee resettlement programs, that they say have been caught up in President Trump’s travel ban and the resulting chaos.

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Senate Leader disagrees with Cuomo's mandatory government consolidation plan

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The leader of the Senate Republicans says he’s against Governor Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November.

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Climate change activists want Governor Cuomo to do more

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Environmental groups are pushing Governor Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change.

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Push on to raise the age for state prison sentences for teens convicted of crimes

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is pushing for a measure to stop treating 16 and 17-year-olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Cuomo has now chosen all the sitting judges on the state high court

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Governor Cuomo has now chosen all the judges on the Court of Appeals, with both Democrats and Republicans pleased with his newest judge.

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NYN Throwdown: Lombardo v. Hutchins

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Another nail-biter in our NYS trivia showdown.

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