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Cuomo, Legislature Talk about Gun Control Legislation

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks with legislative leaders on a gun control package that he could introduce as part of his State of the State message on January 9.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Tells Lawmakers ‘Do the People's Business’ Before Pay Raise

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says before state legislators ask him for a pay hike, as is expected after the election, they’ll first have to make progress on some unfinished business from the last legislative session.  

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WNYC News

NY Progressives Push for Public Campaign Finances

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A coalition of major labor unions, progressive political groups and good-government advocates is trying to push New York's Legislature to adopt public financing of campaigns. The effort, aimed at a likely special session after the elections, would be used as a national model.

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The Empire

NY Legislative Session Ends but Lawmakers May Not Be Done

Friday, June 22, 2012

The state legislature ended its session in an orderly fashion for the first time in decades, but the lack of last minute negotiations means that some issues were left unresolved. It’s likely that lawmakers will be back at the Capitol later this year to tackle them.

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The Empire

Final Week of Session, Many Issues Unresolved

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers seem determined to end the Legislative Session on that June 21.  The limited agenda for the remaining four days includes a bill to reform care for the disabled and curb abuses, and whether to make teacher evaluations public.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York's Redistricting Plan Revealed

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jerry Vattamala, staff attorney for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, discusses how the redistricting plans released by the legislature create majority Asian-American districts. Suffolk County Assemblyman Phil Ramos talks about the Hispanic community in Long Island, and how redistricting splits up communities there. 

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WNYC News

Scandals Renew NY Push to Allow Sex-Victim Suits

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

With child sex-abuse scandals rocking college sports programs, New York lawmakers plan to revisit lifting time limits on victim lawsuits, an issue pitting the Catholic Church and other institutions against advocates for children.

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