New York Assembly

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Two more New York lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

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Supporters of paid family leave in New York hope 2016 will be their year, but business groups are urging caution.  

A bill that would allow all workers in the state 12 weeks of paid leave to take care of a new baby or sick family member was approved in the State Assembly, and two bills gained support in the State Senate, but the issue fell by the wayside in the end of session rush to pass bills and adjourn for the summer. 

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New York lawmakers have ended one of the state’s most turbulent legislative sessions. It was marked by the resignation of both its leaders over federal corruption scandals.

The session dragged on for an extra week as Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and Senate leader John Flanagan spent days negotiating agreements on several contentious key issues, like the state's property tax cap and an education tax credit.

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Women’s rights bills were once again debated in the legislature, but ended in a political stalemate, with none of the provisions coming any closer to passage by both houses.

New York State will now permit the use of medical marijuana for some patients. The state Senate approved the measure over the objections of several senators who engaged in a lengthy debate on Friday.