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Religious based groups seeking a "moral" state budget

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Religious and progressive groups say they will press Governor Cuomo and the legislature to adopt what they call a “moral” state budget in 2019. The groups brought their views to the Capitol just before Christmas.

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This week on NYN: Our Year-in-review

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What's ahead for Cuomo, legislature in 2019?

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New Yorkers affected by drinking water contamination urge state panel to go further

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The state’s Drinking Water Quality Council has issued what it considers to be safe levels for exposure to toxic chemicals including PFOAs and PFOS that have been found in high quantities in some of New York’s drinking water supplies. Supporters say the Cuomo Administration now needs to quickly take action to implement standards that they say are long overdue.

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Supporters of women's reproductive rights in New York look to January

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When Governor Cuomo laid out his 2019 agenda earlier this week, he promised that a bill protecting abortion rights for New York’s women would become law by the end of January. Supporters say they are pleased that the measure may finally move, but they say it’s not time to be complacent.

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Supporters of women's reproductive rights in New York look to January

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When Governor Cuomo laid out his 2019 agenda earlier this week, he promised that a bill protecting abortion rights for New York’s women would become law by the end of January. Supporters say they are pleased that the measure may finally move, but they say it’s not time to be complacent.

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Cuomo plans ambitious first 100 days of 2019

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Governor Cuomo, in a preview of his 2019 agenda, laid out an ambitious plan to counteract actions by President Trump and his policies, including strengthening abortion rights, expanding voter access and legalizing marijuana.

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Lawsuit filed over pay raises for lawmakers

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A government reform group has filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise granted to state lawmakers by a compensation commission. The conservative-leaning Government Justice Center, says the salary increase is unconstitutional because it also “radically changes the rules surrounding serving in the state Legislature”. The group filed papers in State Supreme Court in Albany on Friday morning.

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Pay commission controversy continues

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Raise is tied to limit on outside income

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Legal marijuana law should include reparations, supporters say

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People who support legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in New York say 2019 may be the year that it happens. At a conference to explore the best way to craft legislation, participants said it needs to include reparative justice for communities most adversely affected by the decades-long marijuana prohibition in New York.

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Pay Commission issues final report

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he backs a pay commission’s recommendation that he and the legislature receive a more than 60% pay increase over the next three years, which would make Cuomo the highest paid governor in the nation.

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