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Politics and Elections

GOP Chair optimistic on 2018 governor's race

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Republicans in the state of New York met for a planning session in Albany on Tuesday in advance of the 2018 campaigns, which will begin shortly.

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Recipients of historic preservation grants say they help preserve New York's heritage

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30 historic sites in 21 counties in New York received $239,634 dollars in preservation grant money, and they say it makes a difference in a region where the economy is struggling.

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This week on NYN: Marching for justice; Soldier's story

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Wayne Jackson looks back at time in Vietnam.

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Thruway won't have cashless tolling anytime soon

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Governor Cuomo says New Yorkers who use the state Thruway will have a bit of a wait before more cashless tolling is installed on the nearly 500 mile tolled portion of the road.

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Rep. Faso holds second town hall

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Faces questions on Trump, health care vote

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Senators question state's efforts to fight tick borne illnesses

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Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state Senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick- borne illnesses.

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New York politicians face pressure to return money to a controversial donor

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A left leaning group is asking the state’s top politicians to give back donations from a hedge fund manager who made racially charged comments against New York’s only black female legislative leader. But so far most, including Governor Cuomo, have held on to the money.

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More pressure on Democrats in Senate to unite

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There’s growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

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The New York State Assembly is always in session

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The United States Senate plans to use procedural maneuvers to technically stay in session even when Senators eventually go home for the Labor Day recess. Their intent is to prevent President Trump from making any unwelcome recess appointments while they are away. In Albany, taking steps to keep the legislative chambers open is nothing new.

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State's pension fund up, but Comptroller says warning signs on the horizon for New York finances

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There’s some good news and some bad news from the State Comptrollers’ office. The state’s nearly $200 billion dollar pension fund is doing well, thanks in part to the booming stock market, but there are some worrisome signs for the future of New York’s finances.

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