New York

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Advocates for legalizing marijuana in New York State rallied at the State Capitol, as the legislative session draws to a close.

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The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close, and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017, including a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

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The New York State budget has been in place for just under two months, and already there are signs that tax revenues may be significantly lower than expected. Anticipated federal tax reductions later this year may be one of the reasons.

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The Excelsior Scholarship application opens today and it promises free college tuition for some New York State residents attending CUNY/SUNY schools. However, the rules are complicated.

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New York watchdog groups agree that lawmakers should enact more oversight of the state’s economic development contracts. This push follows a scandal that’s led to nine former associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo being charged with crimes including bid rigging and bribery.  

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