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Legislative leaders have announced an agreement in principle on nine bills that they say will extend and strengthen New York City’s rent laws. It’s part of an effort to get a number of bills passed before adjournment later in June.

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Unions and many Democrats in the state Legislature are pushing for an expansion of the state’s prevailing wage law. But they are finding that the change might have some unintended consequences.

Should terminally ill patients in New York be allowed to medically end their own lives? That question was discussed Friday at the University at Buffalo Law School.

Governor seeks changes to medical marijuana bill

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rejected a medical marijuana bill newly amended by lawmakers to address some of the concerns he has raised in negotiations. 

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The deadline for the state budget is approaching and education issues are taking center stage. One day before massive rallies for universal pre-K and charter schools, other advocates said Monday they have gathered evidence for potentially another lawsuit for more state aid for schools.

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2013 saw more state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in wiretapping some of their colleagues. The continued corruption spurred Governor Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?

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A new statewide poll shows greater concern among New York voters about political corruption in Albany.

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The state budget is on track to be finished on time and before the March 31 deadline now that all of the spending bills were finally printed shortly before midnight on Monday.

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State Senators are hoping this will be the year the State Assembly takes up a vote on legalizing professional Mixed Martial Arts events in New York.

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More than 1,200 plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit filed against the state claiming passage of New York's new gun control laws was unconstitutional.

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Governor Cuomo says the state legislature should have no role in deciding where possible future casinos should be located in New York State. 

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New York has become the first state to dramatically stiffen its gun laws after last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

There was a little bit of drama in an otherwise mundane end to the legislative session when Senate Republicans agreed in the final hours to approve Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal on how to make teacher evaluations public.

Senate Republicans, on the final day of the session, agreed to take up Cuomo’s bill, which will make public all teacher evaluations without names attached. Parents would then be able to obtain the specific evaluations of their own child’s teacher.