New York

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Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York City are challenging President Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Thursday.  

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo has proposed an expansion to his Extreme Risk Protection Order bill to give teachers the power to go to court to prevent a student’s access to guns, if they suspect the student might bring a gun to school and potentially engage in a school shooting.

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Democratic candidate for governor and actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says is Governor Cuomo’s failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s campaign says it’s Nixon who is being inconsistent.

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The New York State Senate is experiencing its worst gridlock in nine years, with the two major factions tied at 31 members each. No legislation is moving through the chamber, but there’s lots of finger pointing.  

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The New York State Health Department is expected to soon release a report detailing how to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

The leader of the New York State Assembly says any bill to allow that would also need to aid those who were arrested on past marijuana charges.