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The ruling coalition in the state Senate has grown by one member. Senator Tony Avella, of Queens, has left the minority Democrats to join the governing coalition of Republicans and independent democrats. Senator Tony Avella is a progressive leaning...
NY senator from NYC switches to ruling coalition ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state Senator from Queens is joining the group of breakaway Democrats that share control of the Senate, dealing a blow to the traditional Democrats in the minority of that...
NY health exchange reports 501,000 enrolled ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's new health exchange reports more than 800,000 New Yorkers have completed applications for insurance while more than 501,000 of them have now enrolled for specific...
A new poll by Siena College finds New Yorkers are confused about the value of the new Common Core learning standards, which schools in the state are in the process of adopting. The Siena College poll finds voters are divided over the worth of the...
New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is on a personal crusade to change the military culture that’s allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on her push to get a bill through the Senate. Senator...
A year ago, environmental groups won a court injunction against the village of Painted Post, preventing them from continuing water shipments for fracking operations in Pennsylvania. On Monday, the case was brought before the State Supreme Appellate...