NYS Legislature

NYS Legislature
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April 03, 2020 - 6:22 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers on Thursday delayed immediate decisions on how to find $10 billion in potential spending cuts in an elastic state budget aimed at keeping state government running amid a crisis brought on by a virus outbreak that has hammered New York City and upended the...
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NYS Legislature
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January 05, 2020 - 6:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBENAP) — New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session, and a second year of near-total control of state government by Democrats. During last year’s session, Democrats — who wrested control of the state Senate from Republicans...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
ALBANY (AP/WBEN) — New York lawmakers worked through hundreds of bills Thursday and into Friday as they sought to end their work for 2019. The Democrat-led state Senate adjourned just before 1 a.m., with the state Assembly expected to follow later Friday morning. Lawmakers moved Thursday to...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York became the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally under legislation approved by lawmakers and signed into law Monday night. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the bill after several hours of debate...
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Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - "My prediction is that almost everything that Governor Andrew Cuomo wants, will get done." State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello told WBEN Wednesday, he is preparing for what's known as the "Big Ugly". Legislature Session Nearly Over - Assemblyman Angelo Morinello That's when...
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May 22, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after final passage Wednesday in the Democrat-controlled Senate and...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:37 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved...
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March 19, 2019 - 5:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at improving pedestrian safety in New York City school zones by adding hundreds of traffic surveillance cameras designed to catch speeders. "Speeding vehicles in my community, and throughout the...
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January 22, 2019 - 6:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York state enacted one of the nation's strongest protections for abortion rights Tuesday, a move that state leaders say was needed to safeguard those rights should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the bill Tuesday...
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January 14, 2019 - 9:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York state may soon join most other states in allowing its citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day in a bid to improve its low voter turnout rates. The state Senate and Assembly both approved legislation Monday that would require counties to allow in-person voting...
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