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Politics and Elections

Assembly advances campaign finance reform

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The State Assembly has introduced a bill to permit for the first time in New York State voluntary public financing of some election campaigns.

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Groups spend $1.5m to press campaign finance reform

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With just two months left in the legislative session, advocates of campaign finance reform are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to adopt a New York City style public financing system for the state.

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Why business groups want to dismantle New York's scaffold law

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A coalition of small business groups says one of their top priorities is changing a 19th century New York labor law that relates to scaffolding and worker safety.

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Lawmakers show support at NARAL Pro-Choice lobby day

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On Tuesday, NARAL Pro-Choice had their annual lobby day in Albany.

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Pro-Choice groups seek Cuomo's support on Reproductive Rights Law

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Pro-choice advocates promoting the women’s reproductive health act say they are counting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help the bill become law this year.

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Cuomo administration auctions over 450 used cars and trucks

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Governor Cuomo’s administration is conducting the largest ever online and in person auction of over 450 used cars and trucks as part of what they call a fleet reduction- to try to save money and cut down on government excess.

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Canestrari on retirement and hopes for the Assembly

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The Assembly chamber is made up of 150 members, so it’s not surprising to see a new makeup of legislators every two years.

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Reform groups press Cuomo on campaign finance reform

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Governor Cuomo, in his State of the State message, said he wants to reform a campaign finance system that he says has led to New York ranking 48th in the nation for voter turnout.

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Immigrants push for New York DREAM Act

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The NY DREAM Act - legislation aimed at helping young immigrants pay for higher education.

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Policy experts analyze state budget

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Top policy experts offer detailed analysis of the recently enacted state budget.

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