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Politics and Elections

Cuomo continues warning on vaping, says health department issuing subpoenas to 3 companies

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Health Department are continuing to urge New Yorkers to refrain from using any vaping products for marijuana or nicotine while an investigation continues into the cause of a mysterious lung ailment related to vaping that has now sickened 41 New Yorkers.

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New York State Bar Association on 2020 agenda

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Also, Jon Campbell on license plates controversy

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Marijuana decriminalization law takes effect

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New York's marijuana decriminalization laws take effect today (took effect Wednesday) but some say they don't go far enough.

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Could GOP Senators, newly in the minority, lose more members?

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The ranks of Senate Republicans in New York have been greatly diminished over the past year, with losses in the November elections, and other GOP Senators saying this summer that they are seeking new jobs.

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Langworthy's plan for a GOP comeback in New York

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Chairman says Trump will help down-ballot in 2020

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Pushback on plan to charge $25 to replace license plates

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A plan by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to require motorists to pay a $25 fee to replace aging license plates is getting some resistance. The governor says it’s needed to comply with new cashless scanners being set up on toll roads and bridges all over the state.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Langworthy on NY27 and NY11

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Doesn't believe indicted Rep. Collins will run again; Malliotakis a "young gun" downstate

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Public Finance Commission holds 1st meeting Wednesday

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The first meeting of the commission created to devise a public campaign finance system for New York ‘s political races is scheduled for Wednesday. Advocates hope the commission, which has been slow to start, will start taking steps towards a final report due in December.

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State Republican Party says new license plates a "stealth tax" on New Yorkers

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The head of the state’s Republican Party says there’s no need to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates beginning in 2020 if their current plates are still readable and in good condition.

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Cuomo, Comptroller agree on restoring audit powers of economic development contracts

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After economic development corruption scandals, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the governor and the State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, have finalized a plan to restore the comptroller’s auditing powers over economic development contracts.

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