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Politics and Elections

GOP chair slams scheduled Thanksgiving Eve release of public campaign finance plan

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The state’s Republican Party chair is angered over the news that a commission to create a public campaign finance system for New York State will issue its report on Thanksgiving Eve, traditionally a time when politicians release items that they want to downplay.

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Ray Suarez debut, a look at compensated surrogacy

Last Updated by Jessica Bloustein Marshall on

Award-winning journalist Ray Suarez joins as interim host; discussion of compensated surrogacy.

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Public Finance commission begins discussing details

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The state’s public campaign finance commission met for several hours on Columbus Day, to discuss the nuts and bolts details of how to implement a matching public donor system for statewide races in New York.

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Public campaign finance comm to hold meeting on state holiday

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Public campaign finance advocates say they'll be watching the actions of a state commission when it meets on Columbus Day.

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Nationally-Renowned Journalist, Ray Suarez, Joins WMHT’s New York NOW as Interim Host

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Suarez begins his stint on WMHT’s Award-Winning Statewide Public Affairs Program Friday October 18th.

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Critics say state report on 2020 census preparation is too little too late

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A state commission issues a report on preparation for the 2020 census count, but critics say its too little too late.

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New York reports 1st vaping illness death

Posted by Karen DeWItt on

New York has now reported the first death related to an epidemic of vaping related illnesses, with the state health department reporting the victim is a 17-year-old male from the Bronx.

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A look back at Matt Ryan's favorite NYN episodes

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Managing Editor set to depart 10/11

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Thank You, Matt Ryan!

Last Updated by Danielle Sanzone on

After more than 10 years of dedicated work in covering the issues of New York State, our New York NOW host Matt Ryan is moving on from WMHT to another exciting new opportunity.

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State health care costs rise amid report of pay to play allegations

Last Updated by Karen DeWitt on

The state's health care costs are rising, and there are warning signs ahead.

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