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Politics and Elections

This week on NYN: Sexual harassment hearing, Amazon pulls plug

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Also, Cuomo's numbers fall in poll

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Senate hearing on climate change focuses on competing plans

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The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 2050, but that may come into conflict with a program being pushed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Single payer sponsors release new, improved plan

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Sponsors of a measure to create a single-payer health care system in New York offered a revised bill, but its future is uncertain. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state might not be able to afford it.

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Cuomo blames Democrats in state Senate for uncertainty over Amazon project

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A report in the Washington Post says Amazon is considering pulling out of a deal to build its New York City headquarters, due to opposition from state and city elected officials who represent the Queens district where the company wants to build.

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Senate to hold anti-sexual harassment hearings Wednesday

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The New York State Senate will be holding hearings Wednesday on ways to fix the state’s anti-sexual harassment laws.

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New hole emerges in the budget

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NYS tax receipts $2.3 billion lower than projected

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Opponents of legalizing marijuana speak out

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A coalition of groups, including county sheriffs and the PTA, warn of moving too quickly.

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Education commissioner not happy with governor's school aid funding numbers

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The state’s education commissioner Mary Ellen Elia, says she’s not pleased with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to spend just half of the amount of new money on public schools that education experts in New York recommend.

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Criminal Justice Reformers hope to see action soon

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New York lawmakers say it’s likely they will vote soon to end cash bail and make other changes to help defendants who they say are unfairly treated in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Cuomo: warning signs in new $2.3 billion deficit

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State’s Comptroller delivered some bad news Monday - the state has a $2.3 billion dollar budget deficit. Cuomo blames the decline on federal tax changes that he says penalizes blue states, but there are other factors at play, too.

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