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New York is making free food pantries a standard fixture on all its public college campuses.

Internal Revenue Service

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released his tax returns for last year, showing a combined federal and state tax bill of nearly $55,000. 

It has been talked about for a while -- how asking job candidates about their past salary can influence how much future employers will pay. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking more action on it.

Law enforcement agencies across New York State are now required to video record interrogations of people accused of most serious non-drug felonies, such as homicide and sexual assault.

Marc Molinaro

A Republican county executive from New York's Hudson Valley is formally kicking off his campaign for governor.

Sen. Cathy Young

The new state budget includes anti-sexual harassment measures that will apply to both government and private-sector workplaces.

State lawmakers started passing budget bills late Thursday night into Friday morning, even though some major issues related to the spending plan are still not resolved. They need to finish by mid-day Friday so legislators and staff can get home for the Passover and Easter holidays.

Veronica Volk / Great Lakes Today

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking the International Joint Commission to maximize outflows of water from Lake Ontario.

Sean Sewart

A longtime Capitol reporter was arrested for talking on the phone in the state Senate lobby. However, New York Daily News reporter Ken Lovett was released without charges after Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the Legislature have come forward with a letter asking that the issue be taken out of the budget.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Boston

New York’s Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan met privately with Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday over a proposed bill to give victims of childhood sexual abuse more access to the courts. The Cardinal remains opposed to a key provision of the measure.

City of Buffalo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed New York extend the background check waiting period as part of efforts to reduce gun violence.

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke publicly for the first time since his former closest aide was convicted of running two bribery schemes while working for the governor and managing Cuomo’s re-election campaign.

Sen. Catharine Young

There is a new proposal to overhaul government sexual harassment policies in New York State. The Senate's Republican majority Tuesday announced the measure, sponsored by Olean Republican Catharine Young.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joe Percoco, is waiting to find out whether he will be convicted of bribery and other charges as a jury continues to deliberate in federal court. Government reform groups say regardless of the verdict, the trial highlighted some questionable but legal practices in New York that they say taint the governor’s reputation and need to be fixed.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing changes to the state's parole system to help formerly incarcerated individuals adjust to life outside prison walls.

New York State has moved its fall 2018 primary election date back two days so it does not interfere with the anniversary of 9/11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

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Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra says he is dropping out of the Republican race for New York State governor and will run as an independent instead. 

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A lawyer for a longtime confidante and top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his client accepted no bribes - or "ziti,'' as prosecutors like to call it.

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It is no secret Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for New York to invest more in hemp production and processing. On Wednesday, agriculture leaders are meeting at Cornell University's Ithaca campus in hopes of building upon early investments from the state.

National Public Radio

New York Senate Democrats are rolling out 12 gun control proposals following the Florida school shooting.

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Jurors in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo may begin deliberations as early as next week.

Elizabeth Miller / Great Lakes Today

New York State is starting its $75 million program to replace aging septic systems in 31 priority counties.

Counties getting extra state funds to fight the flu

Feb 9, 2018
National Public Radio

Counties across New York State are getting extra financial support to battle the influenza epidemic, as the number of confirmed flu cases continues to rise.

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The government's key witness in its bribery case against a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he participated in bribery schemes with his longtime friend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York State agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration does not love New York. The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database

Feb 1, 2018
Lauren Rosenthal / NCPR

Wednesday marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one other state has done. The database that California started in 2007 has gotten mixed reviews.

National Public Radio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken steps to make it easier for New Yorkers to get the influenza vaccine as the flu epidemic continues to spread across the state.

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New York State will require all internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing their eligibility for state contracts.

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