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The $140 billion state budget agreed to by Governor Cuomo and the legislature on Friday includes a limited pilot program for public campaign financing -- it will only apply to the state Comptroller’s race. Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers...
The budget agreement does not include a pilot program for medical marijuana in New York. The budget proposed by Governor Cuomo had a provision for hospitals to prescribe the drug, but no consensus could be found on how to run the program. "So...
Highlights of proposed $140B NY 2014-15 budget ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Here are some highlights of the proposed 2014-15 New York state budget negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders: — Total proposal: $138 billion, plus $5...
The New York State Asylum was opened in the mid 1800s. Originally meant to treat alcoholism, it later became a home for the chronically insane. Many patients lived and died in the hospital, and, until recently, the only documentation of their...
The state budget is due April 1, but when the deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because the long...
State lawmakers in both the Assembly and the Senate are coming under scrutiny from the FBI. The State Capitol offices of an Assemblyman were raided, and a State Senator gave a tour of her home property in an attempt to debunk accusations from...