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New York State should slash the number of people who are held after arrest because they can't come up with cash bail. That is the message the Erie County Legislature sent to Albany Thursday.

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A government reform group has filed a lawsuit to stop a pay raise granted to state lawmakers by a compensation commission.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, asking the State Department to maintain refugee resettlement sites in Buffalo.

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New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

"This is a big moneymaker for us. Costs us nothing," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when the agreement was announced.

Experts say the economic equation isn't that simple.

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A tax exmption that is deemed essential for farmers and growers across New York State has been extended for another decade.

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George Herbert Walker Bush is being remembered for his lifetime of service to his nation. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said even in his post-presidency, the elder Bush continued to help others in need.

Niagara and Orleans counties are among seven upstate New York counties awarded a total of $32 million to improve emergency communications.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he had a “positive” meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the White House to talk about funding for a key train tunnel connecting Manhattan to New Jersey.

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The New York State Senate made history on two fronts Monday, as it elected Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be the first woman and the first African-American woman to head the chamber in January.

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors has settled a lawsuit over the 2014 death of a student from Williamsville.

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The state’s mayors are moving away from a state aid program for localities that they say has not been well funded in recent years, and are trying a new way to get the governor’s and the legislature’s attention as the 2019 state budget season approaches.

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Progressive-leaning groups say now that more Democrats have been elected to the New York State Senate,  they will hold their feet to the fire in January to ensure that measures like bail reform and legalizing marijuana are swiftly enacted into law.

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Officials in Auburn have opened the $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center, a place for visitors to learn about the important social movements throughout New York State history. It is meant to drive tourism and educate the public on the historic significance of the region.

New York State is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting a major Amazon headquarters in Queens.

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The Seneca Nation has a new president, but some of the same issues remain and a new one will lead to a protest rally Thursday in downtown Buffalo.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials are facing a lawsuit over plans to create a new oversight board for New York’s prosecutors. Those plans became law in August after years of debate. However, a group that represents District Attorneys statewide says the law is not constitutional.

After some back-and-forth, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a debate that will be held in New York City on Tuesday.

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New York State Police have arrested the son of the owner of Prestige Limousine Chauffeur Service, the company involved in the crash that left 20 people dead about 40 miles outside Albany last weekend. Nauman Hussain, whom police described as the company's "operator," was charged Wednesday with criminally negligent homicide for his role in the fatal incident.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign says it will make a charitable donation with a $25,000 political contribution that was illegally arranged by former top Democratic official Steven Pigeon.

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Candidates for statewide office were required this week to disclose how much money they have on hand for the final month of the 2018 election season. Once again, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, is far ahead of his challengers.

The stretch limousine involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York on Saturday had recently failed a state safety inspection and its driver did not have the proper license to drive the vehicle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

The crash killed all 18 occupants of the modified limo and two pedestrians. Federal officials said it is the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. since a 2009 plane crash.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that names a bridge on a Western New York highway in honor of a local World War II veteran who flew more than 50 missions in the Pacific.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be on the ballot Thursday against activist and actor Cynthia Nixon for another term. However, speaking to a roaring crowd of Democratic activists Monday night, he was running against President Donald Trump and never mentioned his actual election opponent.

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Marijuana advocates say New York lawmakers should legalize pot for adults, make it affordable and let people grow their own.

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2018 was another record-breaking year for the New York State Fair near Syracuse. 1,279,010 people visited the Fair this year, smashing last year’s record by 10 percent.

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A new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans smoking in home-based day care centers.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct.

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New York State now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Thursday following passage by the Legislature earlier this year.

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Hundreds of state personnel and fleets of vehicles and other equipment are being dispatched to areas of upstate New York recovering from flash flooding earlier this week.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo stirred some controversy Wednesday when he told an audience at a bill-signing ceremony in Manhattan that America “was never that great.”

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