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Politics and Elections

Senator accused of sexual harassment says he expects to be "vindicated"

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State Senator Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat, spoke publicly for the first time since an investigation has begun into allegations that he sexually harassed a female staffer.

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Cuomo proposes new taxes, tax restructuring in new budget

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Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $168 billion dollar budget plan that would close an over $4 billion dollar gap by reducing some spending and imposing tax increases on health insurers, big businesses, and prescription opioid users, among others. Cuomo says he also wants to look into legalizing marijuana in New York.

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Poll finds New Yorkers pessimistic on race, sexual harassment

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A poll on New Yorker’s attitudes on racism and sexual harassment shows that many believe society has a ways to go to improve things.

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Trouble hits Albany early in 2018

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Corruption, harassment in the news again.

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Senate IDC Leader denies allegations of forcible kissing

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The leader of the Independent Democrats in the Senate denies that he forcibly kissed a former staffer, and says he intends to remain as leader of the breakaway Democratic faction.

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Senate Republicans push tax cut agenda

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Republicans in the State Senate say that, despite the over, $4 billion dollar structural deficit, taxes need to be cut further and a property tax cap must be made permanent.

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Comptroller DiNapoli predicts "problematic" budget season

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The state’s Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, warns of a “problematic” budget season, as the state faces a structural deficit, changes to the federal tax code, and uncertainty over continued funding from Washington.

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New York's legislative session begins with concern over economy, taxes

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Monday was the first full day of session in the New York State legislature, and lawmakers have a lot to contend with, including a multi billion dollar budget deficit.

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Would Cuomo's idea for a payroll tax work?

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Many support the concept, but businesses say it’s not so easy to make the change and it could bring unforeseen complications.

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