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Campaign finance reform advocates push Cuomo, legislature for change

With just two months left in the legislative session, advocates of campaign finance reform are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to adopt a New York City-style public financing system for the state. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article
The increase proposed would return the inflation-adjusted purchasing power of the minimum wage to what it was in 1980.
The increase proposed would return the inflation-adjusted purchasing power of the minimum wage to what it was in 1980.

Senate democrats push for state minimum wage hike

Democrats in the State Senate held a forum promoting a hike in the state's minimum wage, while a conservative group says there's already a government program in place that boosts the earnings of low wage workers well above the current minimum standard. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State Senate moves to legalize Mixed Martial Arts

The effort to legalize mixed martial arts, also known as ultimate fighting, in New York, got a boost in the legislature Wednesday. The Senate passed a bill to legalize the sport, by a vote of 43 to 14, and the Speaker of the Assembly opened the door to possible approval in his house.  Go to full article

Reproductive rights advocates look to Cuomo to help pass bill

Pro-choice advocates promoting the women's reproductive health act say they are counting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help the bill become law this year. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn DeStito plays used car saleswoman
Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn DeStito plays used car saleswoman

NY State government gets into used car business

Governor Cuomo's administration is conducting the largest ever on line and in person auction of over 450 used cars and trucks as part of what they call a fleet reduction, to try to save money and cut down on government excess.

As Karen DeWitt reports, there's only one more day left in the bidding.  Go to full article

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issues executive order for health care exchanges

Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a state health care exchange after the legislature failed to do so. The exchange is required by the new federal health care law. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has details.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo pitching in after Adirondack flooding.
Gov. Cuomo pitching in after Adirondack flooding.

Cuomo: state will pick up local costs of Irene flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that the state will spend nearly $4 million helping Adirondack communities rebuild after tropical storm Irene.

The money will go to pay the local share of matching funds required as part of the Federal government's FEMA aid.

As Brian Mann reports, Cuomo says he's still pressuring FEMA to offer more aid to individuals and businesses.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012
Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012

Gov. Cuomo vetoes over $500,000 in legislative members spending

Governor Cuomo has vetoed over $500,000 of legislative member items. The governor says he's following through on a promise to ban the funds, which have been used in the past to finance lawmakers' pet projects. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: NY Voters' opinions on federal healthcare act very mixed

A new poll finds New Yorkers have mixed feelings about President Obama's health care reform act, with a plurality saying they'd like to see the Supreme Court declare parts of the law unconstitutional.  Go to full article
The GOP got a boost from the approval of their redrawing of Senate district lines. Source: LATFOR
The GOP got a boost from the approval of their redrawing of Senate district lines. Source: LATFOR

NY Senate Republicans get a boost

It's still seven months until Election Day, but Senate Republicans, who hold a one-seat edge in that chamber, were given a boost after several favorable recent events. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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