New York

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New York’s Democratic lawmakers are vowing to fight President Trump’s  tax overhaul proposal, perhaps even in court. Meanwhile, a think tank’s analysis finds some middle class New Yorkers could actually save a small amount of money under the income tax portion of the plan.  

Governor Cuomo said the tax overhaul plan and the proposal to eliminate state and local tax deductions from federal income taxes would  be “devastating” to New York.

“It is a tax increase plan,” Cuomo said on Long Island Thursday. “Period.”

Cuomo said he might sue.

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Former State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam saw their federal corruption convictions overturned by a federal appeals court panel Tuesday. Skelos is the second former legislative leader to win his case on appeal in the past two months, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling revised the laws under which they were convicted.  

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that 41 state attorneys general have launched an investigation into manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.

Schneiderman says the investigation will examine whether manufacturers misled doctors and patients about the addictive power of the drugs.

“We’re also seeking information on whether distributors neglected their legal obligation to flag suspicious orders to the DEA and if their employees were provided incentives in the form of bonuses for selling more dangerous addictive drugs.”

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In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Governor Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.

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The state Board of Regents is taking steps to make it easier for teachers to become certified in New York. But the state education commissioner denies that it’s a lessening of requirements.