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Birth control packets Photo: <a href="">Nate Grigg</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Birth control packets Photo: Nate Grigg, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Assembly passes birth control insurance bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against workers for reproductive health decisions has passed the Democratic-led Assembly.

The "Boss bill," passed 80-22 on Wednesday, seeks to close a loophole in New York's anti-discrimination laws.  Go to full article

Pataki Urged to Veto Redistricting Plan

Good government groups are urging Governor Pataki to veto the redistricting lines approved by the legislature earlier this month. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Another Late State Budget

On Monday, New York will have a late budget for the 18th year in a row now that state lawmakers have left Albany for the spring holidays without finishing a spending plan. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

On-time State Budget Unlikely

State lawmakers said they needed to agree on revenue numbers by yesterday in order to have an on-time budget. This self-imposed deadline came and went, though, with no accord reached. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Presses for Voter Referendum

Governor Pataki is pressing for a reform measure that would allow New Yorkers to vote directly on issues by placing them on the state's ballot. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Cardinal Egan Lobbies Against Contraceptive Coverage Measure

The state's Catholic Bishops and Cardinal Edward Egan came to Albany to lobby against a Senate bill that would require some Catholic run schools and hospitals to pay for contraceptive coverage for employees. The Catholic leaders were more reluctant to speak about the growing child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the church in recent weeks. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Budget Talks Intensify Today

The Senate Majority leader says today is a make-or-break day state budget negotiations that will determine whether the budget is on time for the first time in 18 years. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Optimistic About Economy

Many economists are now saying the recession is over. The revenue estimates released by the state Assembly and Senate reflect that optimism. Both houses have discovered more money for possible use for favored programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Economists Forecast New York's Financial Future

Top economists gave their view of New York and the nation's financial future at a forum designed to help governor Pataki and the legislature make decision about the state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Republicans Call Redistricting Plan Discriminatory

Republicans from upstate New York are taking aim at Assembly Democrats saying the new redistricting plan, which pits nearly a dozen incumbent agains one another is discriminatory. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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