New York

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Democratic candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon came to Albany to critique the school funding record of her potential primary opponent, Governor Cuomo. The funding is now being discussed in the state budget. As in all of her comments since she’s announced her candidacy, Nixon didn’t pull any punches.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mental health advocates in New York want more funds to provide housing for New Yorkers with significant mental health challenges.

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Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the legislature have come forward with a letter, asking that the issue be taken out of the budget, to allow more time for public input.

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It’s just over a week until the state budget is due, and there’s no resolution on an array of proposed new taxes and spending proposals, as well as several unrelated items that are tied to the budget.

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Governor Cuomo, in his first public comments since challenger Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy, dismissed two days of attacks as the “political silly season.”

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