New York

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A committee of the state Board of Regents recommends spending $2.1 billion more on schools in the new state budget, saying it’s time to continue an effort begun a decade ago to funnel more money to the state’s poorest school districts.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a package of bills aimed at improving what he says is the state’s “arcane” and “ridiculous” voting laws that bar many potential voters from the ballot box.

Schneiderman began a statewide inquiry after his office received a record number of complaints about lack of voter access during the April presidential primary.

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New York State lawmakers are considering whether to have a special session this month to vote on, among other things, a pay raise.

Assembly Democrats are holding three days of meetings aimed in part on whether they should gavel into session later this month to vote to give themselves their first pay raise in nearly two decades.

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According to a new poll, New Yorkers are evenly split on whether President Donald Trump will be good or bad for the state.

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Governor Cuomo, D-N.Y., is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.   

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