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Politics and Elections

Public campaign finance could take a while in New York

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Public campaign financing could be coming to New York by the end of this year, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have created a commission to come up with a plan.

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Cuomo signs plastic bag ban

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As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in New York State.

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MERIT Scholarship expanded after GOP pushback

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Bill Mahoney and Rick Karlin join us for analysis.

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Trump orders may limit states’ power to block pipelines

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Demand for natural gas is growing across the Northeast. Meanwhile, natural gas production is booming in Pennsylvania.

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This week on NYN: Budget Analysis

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Congestion pricing, plastic bag ban in agreement

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State lawmakers aim to curb robocalls

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When state lawmakers return later this month for a post budget session , there are a number of issues that they hope to tackle, including trying to curb the number of robocalls New Yorkers receive on their phones.

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State Ed Commissioner says grades 3-8 testing will resume after computer glitch

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State education officials ordered the cancellation of computerized testing for New York’s third through eighth grade students on Wednesday, after a testing software glitch prevented some students from being able to complete, and in some cases, even begin the tests.

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Commission to look at end to fusion voting

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A commission to examine a public campaign finance system for state wide elections in New York may also look at whether to continue the state’s practice of what’s known as fusion voting.

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Lawmakers pull all nighter to meet budget deadline

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The spending plan represents a compromise where not everyone is completely happy.

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Lawmakers in marathon Sunday voting session to meet budget deadline

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The New York State legislature was busy at work on Sunday, passing bills to try to make the midnight budget deadline.

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