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Politics and Elections

Senate GOP has the edge, half-way through legislative session

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It’s still seven months until Election Day, but Senate Republicans, who hold a one seat edge in that chamber, were given a boost after several favorable recent events.

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Have we seen the last of late state budgets?

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On-time for the second year in a row, we take a look at the state budget.

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Skelos talks budget and future of State Republican Party

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Senate Majority Leader Skelos talks budget and the future of the State Republican party.

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Republican special election win could spell more trouble for beleaguered Senate Democrats

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

Senate Republicans are claiming victory in a too close to call special election in Brooklyn.

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Outlook for Cuomo administration: partly cloudy

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As bills pass overnight, the transparency of the Cuomo administration is questioned.

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Three candidates on ballot in Republican primary race for US Senate

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Three candidates will be on the ballot in the Republican primary race for the US Senate seat now held by Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Oversight agency censures 13 local public authorities

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Public authorities are set up to serve the public good in some way.

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Down to the wire on redistricting

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It's coming down to the wire on redistricting in New York.

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Democrats against reported redistricting deal

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As the redistricting battle nears an end, many Democrats are unhappy with a deal that’s reportedly being worked on.

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Can New York labs handle more DNA?

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There's a new effort in Albany to pass a bill that would bring about a major expansion to New York's DNA databank — the place where the state stores genetic material from convicted offenders.

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