New York

Mike Groll / AP

A state assemblyman has been sanctioned by the Assembly Ethics Committee for allegedly sexually harassing a staff member. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin denies the charges and has asked for a criminal investigation of the ethics committee itself. 

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The Congressional Budget Office report released Sunday finds that the Senate tax overhaul bill harms the poorest Americans even more than originally thought.

Karen DeWitt

Governor Cuomo is slamming the tax overhaul plan passed by the House of Representatives, saying it will be “poison” to New York.

A range of groups, from businesses, school leaders and progressive activists in New York also spoke out against the House vote, and the provision to end the state and local tax deduction, saying they will be harmful to state residents.

The governor also criticized the tax plan as a corporate giveaway.

“This is a federal scam that they are running,” Cuomo said. “They call it a tax cut for the middle class. That’s baloney.”

Mike Groll / AP

Several corruption trials are set for 2018 after a scandal involving nine of Governor Cuomo’s former associates who worked on his administration’s economic development projects. Advocates say they will continue to push for reforms to prevent such problems from happening again.

Mike Groll / AP

Two reports issued in recent days indicate that Governor Cuomo may be facing his most difficult budget in seven years.

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