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Some environmental groups say Governor Cuomo’s administration should reconsider an $8 billion bailout of three upstate nuclear power plants. They say the cost will be passed on to ratepayers.

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The New York legislature was closing down on an end-of-session deal that would strip convicted lawmakers of their pensions, extend mayoral control of New York City schools for one more year, and legalize daily fantasy sports gambling.

Mike Groll / AP

New York Andrew Governor Cuomo has released a bill on closing a loophole that allows for unlimited big money donations to candidates.

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It’s just over three weeks until the legislative session is scheduled to end, and hopes for reform are fading, despite an unprecedented level of corruption in state government.

Mike Groll / AP

Government reform groups say you can add one more item to the long list of reforms that they believe are needed in Albany. They say limits are needed on campaign contributions to county political committees. The committees’ collection and distribution of money factor into a growing criminal case against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, and upstate Senate races in 2014.

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