Albany

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State lawmakers are due back at the Capitol Monday, following a two-week break after they passed a budget that contained numerous other items, like free public college tuition for some middle class students and an expansion of ride hailing services. Here’s a look at what, if anything, lawmakers still need to do before adjourning in June.

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Brian Kolb is the New York State Assembly minority leader, but he’s not part of the closed door budget negotiations underway in Albany.  

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With lawmakers in Albany preoccupied with getting the budget done by week’s end, groups have to get creative to gain attention. Supporters of spending for public defense for the poor came up with one way – a Wheel of Fortune-style game staged right in the middle of the action.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that the state might not be able to add more money for schools this year because of uncertainties in Washington over federal funding.

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Another sitting state legislator, Rob Ortt, has been indicted, along with the person who held the western New York Senate seat before him, George Maziarz – on corruption charges. The indictments come as ethics reform proposals in the state budget are faltering.

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