New York

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The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York State, according to the State’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says proposals to reduce property tax deductions would hurt homeowners, and he will use his power as senate minority leader to fight them.

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The New York Legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.

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New York State has spent $8.1 million to install hundreds of "I Love NY" highway signs that are the subject of a dispute with the federal government.

Federal and state officials are working to resolve the dispute over the legality of the signs.

Federal highway officials say the signs don't comply with federal regulations.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration argues they give an important boost to the state's tourism industry by highlighting local products and sites.

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per year spending cap.

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