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The Excelsior Scholarship application opens today and it promises free college tuition for some New York State residents attending CUNY/SUNY schools. However, the rules are complicated.

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New York watchdog groups agree that lawmakers should enact more oversight of the state’s economic development contracts. This push follows a scandal that’s led to nine former associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo being charged with crimes including bid rigging and bribery.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting involved in New York’s congressional races. At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, he vowed to help defeat the state’s Republican members of the House of Representatives when they are up for election next year. 

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The New York State legislature is back at the Capitol for three weeks of meetings before the session ends later in June. A number of advocacy groups say there’s an opportunity for lawmakers to act to address some of the harm that they say President Trump’s policies are causing.

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Governor Cuomo says he’ll sign an executive order committing the state to meet the Paris accord standards, calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement “reckless” and “irresponsible.”​ 

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