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1:26 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

NY Senate ruling coalition gains a new member

Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeffrey Klein, left, D-Yonkers, and Sen. Tony Avella, D-Queens, talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Avella will become the fifth member of the IDC, which has ruled the state Senate in a coalition with Republicans since 2011.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Senator Tony Avella of Queens  has left the minority Democrats to join the governing coalition of Republicans and Independent Democrats.

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Not illegal, but "unfair"
5:18 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Schneiderman: brokerages halt "insider trading 2.0"

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says investment companies were taking advantage of non-public information.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's reached a deal with 18 investment banks to halt what he calls Insider Trading 2.0.  This is the latest in an ongoing investigation over something that isn't exactly illegal.  

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college aid to the children of undocumented immigr
6:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act'

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoting the "Dream Act."
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Assembly Democrats  approved  the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit. 

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Governor realizes he's speaking to a tough crowd
6:21 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Malloy pitches minimum wage hike to business leaders

Governor Dannel Malloy spoke at an event hosted by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has spent the last several days speaking on a national stage about a minimum wage hike. Now that he’s back from the National Governor’s Association meeting, Malloy brought his pitch on Tuesday to an audience of business leaders in his home state.

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Business
9:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cuomo's push to cut estate tax getting push from conservative groups

Conservative groups, including the Empire Center, say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax would benefit many in the middle class.

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