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Brooklyn officials are fiercely negotiating in Albany to restore to the budget hundreds of millions of dollars meant to prop up teetering safety-net hospitals -- including Interfaith Medical Center … Full Article

Cuomo cruises to New York gubernatorial win

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a second term on Tuesday by easily dispatching a challenge from Republican Rob Astorino, becoming the first Democratic governor since his father, Mario Cuomo, to win re-election in the nation's third-largest state. … Full Article

About those three proposals on Tuesday’s NY ballot

New Yorkers on Tuesday are voting on three proposals that could turn out to have long-term impact – and there are some strong opinions on two of them. … Full Article

Pols urge voters to turn down redistricting proposal

A proposed amendment to the New York State Constitution to change the way congressional and state legislative district maps are drawn is facing fierce opposition from a group of lawmakers who charged that it’s a flawed plan. … Full Article

DiNapoli seeks another term as state’s fiscal watchdog

Thomas DiNapoli is the first to admit that his job isn’t glamorous. But the New York State comptroller said that while it doesn’t grab headlines, his job is an essential one. … Full Article

Schneiderman gathers support of Democrats in tighter-than-expected race

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is locked in a race that is turning out to be closer than expected, is busy gathering support from fellow Democrats as the campaign enters its final weeks. … Full Article

Cuomo mulls trip to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes to soon visit the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico as "a sign of respect" for their ties to New York. … Full Article

Music industry pros deserve tax credits, Lentol says

Assemblymember Joe Lentol plans to introduce legislation that is sure to be music to producers’ ears. The lawmaker said he will sponsor a bill in the next session that would provide a tax credit to people involved in the music production industry in New York State. … Full Article

Local pols: Albany wastes too much paper

Albany wastes too much paper, according to leaders of the Conservative Party, who are urging voters to approve an environmentally-friendly proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot aimed at reducing the glut of paper in the State Capitol. … Full Article

Cops, firefighters are in Golden’s corner

State Sen. Golden, a retired police officer, has won the support of cops and firefighters in his bid for a seventh term in office. … Full Article

Teachout endorses Kemmerer for state senate in Bay Ridge

Jamie Kemmerer, the Democrat hoping to unseat longtime state Sen. … Full Article
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