New York

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In the legislative session that recently ended, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saw the state legislature reject a number of agenda items he’d been pushing. The governor, perhaps taking a cue from President Obama, has used his executive powers to advance some of the proposals anyway.

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New York State’s new education commissioner, MaryEllen Elia, has been on the job just over a week, and she’s been traveling the state on a listening tour to reach out to teachers, school boards and others who’ve been buffeted by an intense political climate during the most recent legislative session. She recently attended a meeting of the Rural Schools Association in Cooperstown.

Matt Ryan

New York's Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, said she’s not harboring ambitions to be the state’s first woman governor.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed the state Attorney General as a temporary special prosecutor to oversee cases where a civilian is killed by a police officer.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to crack down on sexual assaults on college campuses, saying he hopes other states will adopt similar protections.

The agreement on the bill was a bright spot in the close of a legislative session that saw lawmakers punt on a number of other key issues.