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Democratic candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon came to Albany to critique the school funding record of her potential primary opponent, Governor Cuomo. The funding is now being discussed in the state budget. As in all of her comments since she’s announced her candidacy, Nixon didn’t pull any punches.

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The mayors of Connecticut’s two biggest cities are questioning the fairness of a state plan to pay off Hartford’s debt.

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Mental health advocates in New York want more funds to provide housing for New Yorkers with significant mental health challenges.

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It’s just over a week until the state budget is due, and there’s no resolution on an array of proposed new taxes and spending proposals, as well as several unrelated items that are tied to the budget.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to impose a tax on manufacturers of prescription opioids to help pay for state programs that help people who are addicted to them. But some say it will be patients who will ultimately have to pay the price.

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