New York

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Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos spent a second day on the witness stand in his federal corruption retrial. He denied threatening companies with business before the state to give no-show jobs to his son, Adam. 

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The jury could begin deliberating as early as next Wednesday in the federal corruption trial of the former head of Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.  

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President Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice that he’s said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade. New York has had legal abortion since 1970, three years before the landmark ruling. But advocates, and many Democratic politicians, say it’s not enough, and it could become an issue in this year’s governor’s race.

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Environmentalists are urging all of the New England and Mid-Atlantic states to join together on a regional transportation plan.

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Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new system for state government to respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Law. It would allow citizens, and members of the media, seeking government documents to go to one online site to request information from multiple state agencies.