New York Legislature

Bill passes by a 46-10 vote
4:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

NY senate passes medical marijuana bill

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.

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"Three men in a room"
9:50 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Budget decisions made behind closed doors in long Albany tradition

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, and press secretary Michael Whyland walk to through the War Room on their way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office for a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

When a budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because, the long Albany tradition known as "three men in a -room" continues.

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