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Politics and Elections

Democrats now have 32 Senate seats, but do not yet control the chamber

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A spokeswoman for the Independent Democratic Conference issued a somewhat sarcastic response to the calls for unification, saying that Senator Stewart Cousins has not spoken to IDC Leader Senator Klein in over a month, and he has “no idea what her grand plan is for Democratic unity.”

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Cuomo vetoes draw response

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Governor Cuomo spent the early part of this week in a marathon bill signing, and vetoing, session. The governor rejected an unusually high number of bills and some supporters of the vetoed measures aren’t pleased.

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Cuomo dangles pay raise for lawmakers in exchange for passing his agenda

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Governor Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

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Cuomo reacts to indictment of former aides and other former associates

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Governor Cuomo issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

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Cuomo takes action against discrimination as former top aide awaits court action

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Indictments are due by Wednesday in an economic development corruption scandal involving Governor Cuomo’s former top aide and other former associates.

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Cuomo announces steps to protect against growing divisiveness

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Governor Cuomo on Sunday took a number of steps that he says are in reaction to the divisiveness in the nation, that has intensified since the Presidential election.

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Remembering another historic upset

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Albany political machine toppled by journalist-turned-candidate

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Could a December session bring a pay raise to state legislators?

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Will there be a special session of the legislature this December? Governor Cuomo is offering lawmakers incentive to come back to meet- a possible pay raise, in exchange for ethics reforms.

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Election Day recap

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A look back at the historic presidential election and status quo in state government.

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Cuomo adopts more practical stance toward Trump

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Governor Cuomo is adopting a more conciliatory tone toward President-elect Donald Trump, after Cuomo called Trump “un- New York” in the final days of the campaign.

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