Government & Politics

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Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York in a video Monday. She’ll be in a Democratic primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

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The push to allow for the retail sale of marijuana in Connecticut moves to a public hearing in the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on Monday. Two other legislative committees heard testimony on the matter last week.

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In the days since actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon indicated she might want to run against Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for Governor, Cuomo has made a number of public appearances and taken several steps to shore up his political base.

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The Senate has approved a bill that eases regulations on banks. This legislation had broad bipartisan support but doesn’t go nearly as far as Republicans in the House want.

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse delivered an emotional appeal to state senators Wednesday, after they learned that the Senate did not put the Child Victims Act into their budget plan. The measure would offer more opportunities for survivors to gain justice in the court system.