Andrew Cuomo

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says teams from the Department of Labor will spread out across the state to educate both workers and employers on the new minimum wage that went into effect January 1.

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing charges against a former portfolio manager in the state’s pension fund, saying he accepted bribes, which included prostitutes and illegal drugs, from two hedge fund brokers.

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If Governor Cuomo, D-N.Y., and lawmakers hold a special session next week, they are likely to consider whether to allow ride sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, to operate outside of New York City.

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Two years ago, New York State banned hydro-fracking of natural gas within the state’s borders. But a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.

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A committee of the state Board of Regents recommends spending $2.1 billion more on schools in the new state budget, saying it’s time to continue an effort begun a decade ago to funnel more money to the state’s poorest school districts.

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