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On New York's ballot next month will be six referendums to change the state constitution.  The most talked about proposition asks voters if they want Las Vegas-style gambling.  Several propositions delve into the minutia of government operations: giving war veterans additional access to government employment, helping local governments borrow money for sewer construction, and also allowing the state to make some land trades.  The last referendum asks voters when judges should be forced to retire.

  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

Cuomo: NY could have a surplus

Oct 3, 2013

  Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York state could have a budget surplus within three years. The positive budget news comes as Cuomo has formed a task force to look at ways to cut taxes.  

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 New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state’s already struggling economy. 

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A question on the November ballot will ask New Yorkers if they support an expansion of casino gambling in the state.  A new poll finds the language in that ballot question is written in a way that influences voters to vote yes.

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