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Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden headlines a pep rally to pass paid family leave in New York, but some question whether the governor’s plan is enough.

Cuomo gathered together the same union coalition who have joined him to back the $15 an hour minimum wage effort in the campaign-style rally for his newest cause.

“Now is the time to pass paid family leave,” Cuomo told the cheering crowd.

The governor once again invited Biden, who said family leave only works if it’s subsidized.

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In New York City on Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Vice President Joe Biden announced that they’re giving out more than $70 million in funding to clear backlogs of untested rape kits throughout the country. Rape kits include DNA and forensic evidence after incidents of sexual assault. Connecticut is receiving nearly $1.5 million of that federal funding, to clear a backlog of its own.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.