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A bill that could address corruption in Albany is progressing in the New York State Legislature, but it might not be the measure that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to become law.

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New York's mental health leaders are uniting to condemn psychological treatments designed to alter the sexual orientation of a minor.

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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says there is a possible compromise to resolve the ongoing state budget stalemate - but the leader of the Senate says there is no final agreement.

Cuomo asks for extension to keep NYS operating

Apr 3, 2017
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With New York State budget negotiations at an impasse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked legislative leaders to extend last year's budget through the end of May while Democrats and Republicans continue working to settle their differences.

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The New York State Senate and Assembly are in agreement on a plan to increase funding for the care of the developmentally disabled.

The State Assembly has passed legislation that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from public officers convicted of corruption, as well as a resolution aimed at preventing conflicts of interest with regard to legislators' outside income.

New York lawmakers will soon begin several weeks of hearings on Governor Cuomo's $152 billion state budget proposal.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. In exchange, he said, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

Assemblyman Bill Nojay, 59, has died, four days before he faced a Republican primary for his 133rd Assembly District seat. Nojay took his own life at Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue in Rochester.

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In a surprise announcement, 144th District Assemblymember Jane Corwin said Tuesday she will not be running for another term.

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A state ethics investigation has determined that a former assemblyman from western New York mistreated and harassed female employees and abused his office by using state resources for his re-election campaign.

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With many local businesses struggling to find skilled workers in technical fields, a local assemblyman is pushing legislation that would create a new graduation option for high school students in New York State. 

Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session and that many will vote 'no' over dissatisfaction with the Common Core. It is uncertain whether all four of the incumbent Regents members will be reelected. 

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On Wednesday, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one-house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.

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The leaders of the New York State Legislature are urging the State Board of Regents to delay the effects of the new federal Common Core standards for at least another two years.

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Some top state lawmakers seem to be changing their minds over whether to call special elections for a growing number of vacancies in the legislature. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver now says he wants voters to pick new legislators to fill 11 vacancies.

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From initial public allegations to Sunday's resignation, the story of Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak's fall from public office covered less than a month.

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