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Gillibrand less well liked in New York than Democratic rivals

ALBANY – Even in her home state, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is less popular than most of her competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that New York’s ...

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Push to fund the needs of aging children with developmental disabilities

ALBANY — Assembly members Mary Beth Walsh and Carrie Woerner are leading a bipartisan push to pass legislation that would extend the time period for parents of children with intellectual disabilities to pursue child-support payments. Proponents of the plan, which ...

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Foreclosure prevention services at stake in state budget negotiations

ALBANY – New Yorkers in jeopardy of losing their homes were dealt a blow on Thursday as new state budget figures were released that appear to omit a critical funding request from providers of foreclosure prevention services. The budget season ...

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‘New York Now’ looks at marijuana opposition

This week on “New York Now,” the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union, Matt Ryan profiles the opposition to the proposed legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana. Ryan joins Jimmy Vielkind of the Wall Street Journal and Casey Seiler ...

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New York may authorize new casinos for the right price

ALBANY — The launch of new casinos in New York could come sooner than planned if four upstate casinos, including Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, agree to give up their exclusivity rights before 2023. At least one major gambling ...

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Pre-trial detention remains sticking point for ending cash bail

ALBANY — Lawmakers are working to pass expansive criminal justice reforms before the budget deadline, but disagreements between the Legislature and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on bail reform may require the issue to be peeled away from the broader reform ...

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Advocates deploy their own poll to argue for licenses for immigrants

ALBANY — Do New Yorkers support giving undocumented immigrants the chance to obtain driver’s licenses? Maybe — with more information. The Green Light campaign, a coalition of organizations advocating for the change, pushed back against a Siena Research Institute poll ...

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Wide range of groups say ‘wait’ on N.Y. marijuana legalization

Albany An array of education, health and law enforcement organizations are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to wait on debating and possibly legalizing adult recreational marijuana in New York until after the April 1 state budget deadline. This comes ...

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Trump’s border wall could impact upstate military sites

WASHINGTON — A handful of military sites in upstate New York could be impacted if President Donald J. Trump’s plan to divert Pentagon construction funds to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall ever comes to fruition. Among them are the U.S. ...

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Photos: Health care workers rally against proposed cuts

ALBANY — More than 160 buses brought members of 1199 SEIU, a health care workers union, to protest at the state Capitol on Tuesday. The workers want cuts to Medicaid funding, proposed in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 30-day amendments, to be ...

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