New York State Legislature

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January 09, 2019 - 2:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers are kicking off their 2019 session, a six-month work period expected to be dominated by debates about marijuana legalization, congestion tolls in Manhattan and making it easier to vote. The work gets under way Wednesday when members of the Senate and...
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January 07, 2019 - 1:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week with their party in control of both chambers and the governor's...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers will soon make the highest state legislative salary in the country after a state compensation panel voted Thursday to raise their pay for the first time in 20 years. The 63 percent increase will be phased in over three years, with legislative pay going...
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September 29, 2018 - 7:32 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Republican lawmakers want to know more about recent decisions to parole convicted murderers, and environmental groups and residents in areas impacted by water contamination are calling for tougher state standards. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov...
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July 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate's Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:00 am
The New York State Legislative Year ends today and legalizing sports betting is still on the table. NY Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett says he thinks it is a real long shot that its passed before they adjourn. "It woulnd't surprise if it takes a few years to perculate in Albany or it...
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June 16, 2018 - 10:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up their work as they prepare to adjourn for the year, with a long list of measures still up for debate. The Senate and Assembly plan to adjourn Wednesday. A look at what to watch in the final days: SPORTS BETTING:...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Implementing term limits on all elected state offices, including the New York Legislature, is gaining some traction in Albany because Democrat Andrew Cuomo and the Republican candidate challenging him in the governor's race support the idea, a bipartisan group of state...
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June 13, 2018 - 7:24 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The state Assembly's Republican minority called Wednesday for passage of bills that could make economic development programs more transparent, an issue the GOP and even some fellow Democrats have hammered Gov. Andrew Cuomo over as he seeks re-election to a third term...
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June 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Opening arguments are scheduled for June 18 in Manhattan in the trial of former economic development guru Alain Kaloyeros and several developers accused of bid rigging. All four defendants have pleaded not guilty. They are: Louis Ciminelli, CEO of LP Ciminelli in Buffalo,...
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