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Karen DeWitt

A proposal in the State Senate to rollback part of the state’s recently-enacted bail reforms produced an angry backlash from supporters of the law, which  took effect January 1st and ended most forms of cash bail for non-violent crimes in New York.


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New York’s Attorney General has now filed papers in a lawsuit against the federal government for preventing  New Yorkers from enrolling or re-enrolling in the federal government's Trusted Traveler Programs, aimed at making border crossings faster and easier.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York is suing the federal government over the decision to ban state residents from travel services programs to expedite travel across borders, including Global Entry and NEXUS cards.


Among some top state Democrats, there are some cracks in the support for criminal justice reforms in 2020 that have eliminated most forms of cash bail. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's attorney general are among those now saying they are open to making some changes.


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A new law that takes effect in New York in January will give people accused of crimes more tools to mount a defense in court. But the state’s District Attorneys say changes to what’s known as the discovery laws will be costly and hard to implement.

The first lawsuit has been filed against New York's new law to permit undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses as Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the new law.


The New York State Legislature took final action on measures that could be used against President Donald Trump and his associates, including a backdoor way for Congress to view the president’s tax returns.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo began his third term in office with a speech at the historic site of Ellis Island, where the ancestors of millions of Americans arrived as immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. He focused much of his speech not on state issues, but instead on what he sees as the nation’s problems, and said New York will lead the fight against them.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was awarded a third term in office by voters, who chose him by a wide margin over his opponents.

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With the opening of the polls less than a day away, party activists were at their headquarters this weekend, making sure their candidates win Tuesday.

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The next Attorney General of the state of New York is very likely to make history. Tish James, the Democratic candidate  and current New York City Public Advocate, and the Republican-  bankruptcy lawyer Keith Wofford -are African American. But the two hold different views on many topics.


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The Republican candidate for New York Attorney General was in Buffalo Wednesday morning to offer his plans for taking on the opioid crisis, if elected. Keith Wofford vowed to continue current state litigation against a pharmaceutical company which produces OxyContin. His opponent, meanwhile, says there's a conflict of interest because the law firm where Wofford currently works has represented the company targeted by the current Attorney General.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo handily won  in a Democratic primary against  actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.


Democratic primary voters on Thursday have a choice of four candidates for state attorney general after former AG Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over allegations he physically abused several women that he dated.


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A candidates forum at Genesee Community College Monday hosted the Democrats vying for their party's nomination in the race for New York Attorney General. Zephyr Teachout, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve and Tish James spoke at length about a variety of issues, but, according to Howard Owens of The Batavian,  it often seemed like their was a fifth candidate in the room: President Donald Trump.    


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Leecia Eve, one of four candidates running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for state attorney general, believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.


Candidate for Attorney General Tish James says she’d take steps to fight corruption in state government if she’s elected, even if it means going against her running mate, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Karen DeWitt caught up with James when she was visiting the Saratoga Race track.


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The Democratic frontrunner in the primary race for Attorney General, Tish James, says if she’s elected she’d be independent of her political ally, Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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There’s a four way democratic primary for Attorney General of New York, to replace Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over allegations he physically abused women that he dated. One of the candidates, Zephyr Teachout, was at the Capitol for several events Monday.