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Ballot Referendum
9:54 am
Wed November 6, 2013

NY voters approve casino expansion, reject raise in judge retirement age

A woman and her daughter vote at Public School 6, in New York City, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

Voters in New York approved a referendum on Tuesday to expand casino gambling in the state and rejected a referendum to allow judges to serve until age 80.  Karen DeWitt reports that both are wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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November Ballot Referendum
10:40 am
Tue November 5, 2013

NY deciding whether to allow gambling expansion

Max Trevino, 8, accompanies his grandmother Peggy O'Brian as she votes at Public School 6, in New York City, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

New Yorkers are deciding Tuesday if they want to allow seven new Las Vegas-style casinos in the state.

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November Ballot Referendum
10:03 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Mixed reaction to proposal raising NY judge retirement age

New York's Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.
Credit NYcourts.gov

A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot in New York would raise the retirement age for some state judges from 70 to age 80. Opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved. Supporters include the state's 68 year old chief judge Jonathan Lippmann, who says the law created in 1869 is an "anachronism".

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Liquified Natural Gas
8:55 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Public hearing on LNG storage in NY turns into shouting match

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas rally before a public hearing at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. A coalition of groups dedicated to keeping New York state’s 5-year-old ban on fracking in place is demanding that the DEC withdraw its proposed regulations for new liquefied natural gas facilities, citing safety concerns and other issues.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

A public hearing on Wednesday over proposed regulations for the storage of Liquefied Natural Gas in New York State turned into a three-hour shouting match between supporters and opponents of the legislation. Click here to see New York's proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities regulations.

  

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GOP challenges Moreland Commission
10:11 am
Thu October 31, 2013

NY Republicans dispute subpoenas from anti-corruption commission

Republicans in the New York Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

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