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The 2018 New York State of the State
With Democrats in control in Albany, here’s an in-depth rundown of what’s up for debate.
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Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has said voting reforms are on the table next year.
These issues could return with a vengeance in the 2019 session.
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One Court offers up to 1.5 million square feet at the center of Long Island City’s commercial core and a dedicated lobby for Amazon’s sole use.
From eminent domain to changing how children are educated.
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People protesting the DACA ruling
A glossary of the Democrats’ top priorities for the upcoming session.
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Many observers are assuming that with a decisive majority in Albany, Democrats will finally be able to achieve their long-sought progressive agenda items
The new state Senate majority won’t count for much if urban and suburban lawmakers don’t play nice.
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Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has indicated that she intends to keep the “millionaire’s” tax in place.
A tax surcharge for high earners is set to expire by 2020, but a new state Senate may extend it permanently.
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Protesters carry anti-Amazon posters during a rally opposing the Amazon headquarters getting subsidies to locate in Long Island City.
State and city lawmakers who want to thwart the governor’s and mayor’s plans have a few weapons in their arsenal.
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The online retailer’s move into Queens is dividing elected officials and influential groups.
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Andrew Cuomo Jeff Bezos
New York is offering Amazon up to $1.2 billion in Excelsior tax credits – here’s what that means.
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Marijuana legalization
Many liberal initiatives that couldn’t get through the state Senate would have a shot.
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