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GOP wages 11th hour fight for human trafficking crackdown bill

In the waning days of the legislative session in Albany, state lawmakers were a whirlwind of activity, running around, advocating for various bills and hoping that their proposed legislation made the final cut. … Full Article

Malliotakis changes position on legalizing medical marijuana

Momentum appeared to be building in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State as lawmakers entered the home stretch of their legislative session. … Full Article

Pols bring pet pooches to Albany for Animal Advocacy Day

Peanut goes to Albany! Peanut, a Chihuahua owned by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, was one of several pets brought to the State Capitol by their owners on Wednesday to illustrate the call for stricter laws to prevent animal cruelty. … Full Article

Cuomo gives campaign financing ultimatum to Senate

ALBANY— Facing pressure from liberals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed Thursday to campaign against state Senate leaders unless they pass public financing for statewide campaigns before the Legislature adjourns its session next month. … Full Article

NY board says election donor limit unenforceable

ALBANY— New York's Board of Elections says the $150,000 limit on state campaign donations by an individual will no longer be enforced following recent federal court decisions. … Full Article

Cuomo begins re-election bid with de Blasio boost

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched his bid for a second term with a progressive call to action and a boost from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Schneiderman nominated for second term

MELVILLE, N.Y.— New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been nominated for a second term by the state Democratic Party. … Full Article

State Senate passes bill to add more jail time for hit-run drivers

Hit-and-run drivers who eventually get caught would face stiffer jail sentences under a bill passed by the state senate. … Full Article

A list of Gov. Cuomo's options for running mate

ALBANY— Here are some of the candidates mentioned as possible running mates for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has announced he will not seek a second term: … Full Article

Malliotakis says State Legislature wastes too much paper

They have to kill a lot of trees to make laws in Albany. … Full Article
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