New York

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Governor Cuomo, D-N.Y., is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.   

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The Federal Highway Administration wants New York State to remove over 500 “I Love NY” signs from state roadways. The Feds threatened to cut nearly $1 billion in funding if the signs aren’t removed.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo on Sunday took a number of steps that he says are in reaction to the divisiveness in the nation that has intensified since the presidential election. Cuomo, without mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, said the “ugly discourse” has made him “soul sick” for America. And he says there have been several instances in New York, including swastikas painted on a subway train and in a Buffalo suburb, along with a KKK flier placed on cars on Long Island.

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More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats.

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Governor Cuomo is adopting a more conciliatory tone toward president-elect Donald Trump, after Cuomo called Trump “un- New York” in the final days of the campaign.

Cuomo, in the final days of the campaign, stumped for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in New York, and heavily criticized Donald Trump.

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