Andrew Cuomo

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When the legislative session ended on June 21, lawmakers left behind a lot of unfinished business, including a failure to act on ethics reform proposals in light of an economic development scandal in the Cuomo administration.    

Hans Pennink / AP

The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close, and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017, including a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

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New York watchdog groups agree that lawmakers should enact more oversight of the state’s economic development contracts. This push follows a scandal that’s led to nine former associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo being charged with crimes including bid rigging and bribery.  

Seth Wenig / AP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting involved in New York’s congressional races. At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, he vowed to help defeat the state’s Republican members of the House of Representatives when they are up for election next year. 

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

The New York State legislature is back at the Capitol for three weeks of meetings before the session ends later in June. A number of advocacy groups say there’s an opportunity for lawmakers to act to address some of the harm that they say President Trump’s policies are causing.

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