New York Legislature

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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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.