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The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally has been called immoral by many democrats over the past week. Now some are saying it’s illegal.

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New York's Working Families Party has formally endorsed actress Cynthia Nixon as its gubernatorial candidate. The small, progressive party held its annual convention on Saturday in Harlem.

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The New York State Public Service Commission is taking legal action against the parent company of a local cable television and internet provider, threatening a million-dollar fine and possible re-evaluation of its cable TV franchise deal in New York City. During a visit to Rochester Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the state's position regarding Charter Communications.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that expands the confiscation of guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence cases. While some, including the Erie County District Attorney, welcome the updated legislation, others are raising questions about the governor's history with gun rights issues.


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Following the recent arrest of 225 people across New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that the state will take legal action to stop the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Actress, activist and gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon met in Buffalo Wednesday with local grassroots and community leaders. The roundtable discussion was not in its originally-scheduled venue. The woman who is challenging Cuomo in the Democratic Primary is suggesting the governor - or at least some of his supporters - played a part in that sudden switch.


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The newly approved New York State budget includes a work around for the partial loss of state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul.

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State lawmakers will make it home for Easter as a new budget was passed late last night.

Newly-released numbers from Siena Research Institute suggest a wide majority of New York State residents support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's gun control legislation known as the SAFE Act and oppose the idea of arming teachers. The Siena poll also indicates while the public's view toward Cuomo's job performance has lowered, they continue to hold an overall favorable view of the governor.


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Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away on Friday, after suffering injuries from a fall at her Washington, D.C. residence.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging congressional Democrats to reject President Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border. He addressed the 2018 SOMOS gala in Albany Saturday night, saying the border wall is a symbol of the Trump's administration's anti-immigrant policies. Cuomo said Democrats embrace diversity.

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Brick and mortar merchants, across New York, are backing Governor Andrew Cuomo's sales tax fairness plan. If approved, it would not only generate revenue for Albany, it could help small businesses compete.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's "ashamed" that this country failed to help Puerto Rico recover faster from last year's hurricane.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says President Trump's use of an expletive to describe some poor nations across the world was ugly, disgusting and repulsive.

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Not everyone's on board with shoring up the Central Terminal with  funding from the second round of the Buffalo Billion.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Thursday morning to announce funding for the public school district, which is one of a few in Western New York are receiving dollars to expand slots in the Empire State After-School Program.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is announcing that more utility crews from New York State are packing up and heading to Puerto Rico, where the monumental task of restoring electrical service to the hurricane-ravaged island continues.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Veterans Day to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says what's happening in Washington presents the greatest risk to the future of New York State's economy. He talked about that with economic development leaders of New York's North Country on Friday.

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What can $10 million do to revitalize a city's downtown? The residents of Batavia are going to find out.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is deploying members of the National Guard and the New York State Police to the US Virgin Islands.

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The Niagara Falls Water Board is being fined by the state over its "black water discharge" near the base of the Falls on July 29. Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the incident inexcusable.

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High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is resorting to binding arbitration in the state's ongoing dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians over the sharing of casino revenues.

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President Donald Trump's decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, drew swift and strong criticism Tuesday. But a local Republican congressman is sponsoring a bill that, he says, would give the children of those who entered the U.S. illegally a chance to stay permanently.


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The New York Air National Guard is heading to Texas and Louisiana to respond to Hurricane Harvey. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he deployed the emergency personnel to aid the recovery effort.

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The toll booths that have greeted motorists at the north and south Grand Island bridges for decades will be coming down early next year. But tolls will still be collected through an electronic cashless system.

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Top elected leaders in New York are critical of President Trump for failing to publicly denounce white extremist groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting pressure from lawmakers and volunteer firefighters to sign legislation providing better coverage for illnesses often associated with firefighting.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and several other elected and government leaders drew some laughs, but also some praise as they announced another state investment in the National Comedy Center, which is currently undergoing construction in downtown Jamestown.