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Capitol Watch: Budget hearings start to amid Medicaid woes

Jan. 25, 2020 8:35 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Public negotiations over New York's budget are set to begin amid worries about another round of Medicaid cuts. Heads of state agencies, lobbyists and members of the public will start to offer input on the governor’s proposed budget Monday, kicking off three weeks of budget...

Cuomo to attend ceremony commemorating Auschwitz liberation

Jan. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fly to Poland to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, he announced Saturday. Cuomo, a Democrat, will join leaders from around the world at Monday's ceremony marking the anniversary of the Jan. 27, 1945...

Governor's budget would expand child tax credit

Jan. 25, 2020 9:01 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor wants to expand the state's child tax credit to help families cover the costs of raising children. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently released budget proposal would expand New York's child tax credit to children under four. Currently, the state's credit is equal to 33% of...

NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years

Jan. 23, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who earned the unlikely nickname “Train Daddy” as chief of New York City’s beleaguered transit agency announced Thursday that he was taking himself out of service, resigning after two years of trying to improve the Big Apple’s often frustrating subway and...

NY governor's budget includes host of laws he wants passed

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets when he...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 22, 2020 6:25 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Brazil Calls Glenn Greenwald’s Reporting a Crime New York Times Jan. 21 The Brazilian government’s filing of criminal charges against the American journalist Glenn Greenwald is an increasingly familiar case of shooting...

Cuomo wants quicker process for closing New York prisons

Jan. 22, 2020 4:13 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is recommending a proposal that would give him the ability to close state prisons on a faster timeline. The measure is included in Cuomo's budget proposal, which was rolled out Tuesday. The proposal would allow the governor to close state prisons if he gives...

University at Albany becomes smoke, vape-free campus

Jan. 21, 2020 10:20 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free Wednesday. The university announced it will begin prohibiting the use of any smoking and vaping products on campus starting Wednesday. University President Havidán...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses a regional summit of governors in New York.  A new Siena College poll released Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law.  A new Siena College poll released Tuesday found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Siena poll: Declining support for New York's bail changes

Jan. 21, 2020 6:39 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new Siena College poll released Tuesday found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law. The new law, which eliminates cash bail for the wide majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, has come under intense scrutiny as courts have released people who would...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, in Albany, N.Y.  Cuomo faces a Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 deadline to release a budget proposal expected to address a looming $6 billion deficit fueled by soaring Medicaid costs. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Cuomo budget proposal calls for Medicaid savings, pot sales

Jan. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that hinges on a plan to launch a team tasked with reining in the nation's largest Medicaid program. The new Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending from the...