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  1. Despite no vote, DCCC aims tax bill ads at FasoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | Albany Times Union

    U.S. Rep. John Faso voted no on the House Republican tax reform bill last week, but that isn't stopping the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from targeting him with a series of new ads. The social media ads, part of a nationwide campaign in a number of Republican districts, call out "John Faso's Republican Congress" for approving the controversial GOP tax bill.

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  2. Bill allowing medical marijuana for PTSD hits Cuomoa s deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | Albany Times Union

    Legislation that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana in New York was sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk on Friday. Chief cultivator Chuck Schmitt examines a plant during the first harvest of cannabis plants by Vireo Health of New York has begun at Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center Thursday Nov. 12, 2015 in Perth, NY.

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  3. Herea s the latest batch of Comptroller approvalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    Here's the latest list of contracts and payments that have been approved by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Among the items are a $19,000 line from the Assembly to Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux for independent investigations of sexual harassment and $12,000 from the Senate to Kraus & Zuchlewski for "personnel-related matters."

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  4. New medical marijuana licensee set to be acquired by investmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    One of New York's newest medical marijuana license holders is set to be acquired by an investment firm, pending state Department of Health and Canadian Securities Exchange regulatory approvals. Chief cultivator Chuck Schmitt examines a plant during the first harvest of cannabis plants by Vireo Health of New York has begun at Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center Thursday Nov. 12, 2015 in Perth, NY.

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  5. Legislature clears bill to allow medical marijuana to treat PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    The state Senate passed on Tuesday legislation that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana in New York. " are living on toxic chemicals," bill sponsor Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, said on the Senate floor after listing off drugs used to treat the disorder.

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  6. Herea s the latest of historic recommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is out with the most recent list of locations being recommended for the National Register of Historic Places. The spots range from an old theater in Chatham to an Adirondack fire tower to a schoolhouse on Long Island and a historic meeting house in western New York's Seneca nation as well as a historic synagogue in New York City.

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  7. Lawmakers push IVF insurance coverage; industry pushes backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, D-Queens, , state Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island and others hold a press conference on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in support of legislation that would mandate that insurance companies in New York state cover in vitro fertilization. Efforts to conceive with her husband were unsuccessful, so the Clifton Park woman turned to intrauterine insemination, something that, even if it was mostly covered by insurance, left her shelling out for expensive co-pays.

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  8. Lawmakers for ways to protect estates of dead celebritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    As mourners turned out to honor the "Purple Rain" singer after his death last year, so too came the unauthorized memorabilia dealers , hawking apparel with Prince's face plastered on it. The sales were so numerous that the Minnesota state Legislature felt compelled to answer a long-standing legal question: Does the right to the use of a person's likeness expire upon that person's death? The "PRINCE Act" was pulled from consideration as questions arose about whether extending control over a deceased person's likeness to their legal heirs violates the First Amendment.

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  9. New York veterans push for medical marijuana to treat PTSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    But when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition many of his fellow veterans live with , his views on medical marijuana have shifted. "I have some of my friends that deal with ," said Becker, the legislative director of the state Council of Veterans Organizations.

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  10. Nicka s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NYCa s OfficialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    NYC & Company , New York City's official destination marketing organization, together with Nickelodeon , announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will continue their role as Official NYC Family Ambassadors for a second year, commencing a refreshed campaign to highlight New York City as a family-friendly destination. The first-ever Ambassador to embark on a two-year partnership, the new campaign features new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artwork, exciting family-friendly itineraries across all five boroughs, interactive SMS messaging with exclusive content, and more.

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  11. Senate passes bill to hold all primaries in August; politicalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    While the Assembly and state Senate may be only a few hundred feet from each other on the Capitol's third floor, when it comes to holding joint state and federal primary elections, they are separated by a two-month time difference. The Republican-controlled Senate on Monday passed legislation that would consolidate the federal and state primary election dates to a single day in August , rather than holding two elections in June and September on top of the November general election.

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  12. Bill would increase penalties for injuring police animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    The brutal stabbing of a Western New York police dog last November has spurred a call at the Capitol to increase the penalties for seriously injuring and killing a police animal. Jamestown Police K-9 Officer Mitchell chews on a toy as state Sen. Cathy Young, R-Cattaraugus County, discusses legislation to increase the penalties for killing and seriously injuring a police animal at the state Capitol on Monday, May 15, 2017.

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  13. Birdwatchers: Cause a Major Environmental Problem. Now ITa SRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    A world-known manufacturer of the finest quality optics, especially favored by birdwatchers around the world has finally solved a big problem caused by those same birdwatchers. Simply put: clip on polarizing lens caps for binoculars, scopes, and cameras.

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  14. Bill would make New Yorka s single occupancy bathroomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    The legislation , sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, would mandate that such bathrooms be made gender neutral in places that include bars, restaurants, merchants, factories, state-owned or operated buildings, public and private schools, and SUNY and CUNY college campuses. The impetus for the legislation is twofold: the controversial North Carolina bathroom law seen as restricting LGBT rights and the recent move by President Donald Trump's administration to rescind guidelines from the previous administration on what bathrooms transgender students could use.

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  15. A triple play for NYa s little leaguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    Yesterday in the Senate, we congratulated the Maine-Endwell Little League Team upon the occasion of winning the Little League World Championship last August in a thrilling 2-1 victory against South Korea. This is only the third New York State Little League Team in the past 63 years that has won the World Series - the others being Schenectady in 1954 and Staten Island in 1964.

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  16. Paulin, advocates look to raise age to prevent child marriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    Children in New York state can be married as young as 14 and a troubling number. almost all of whom are girls, ar married off at that young age by their families, according to advocates backing a bill that would raise the state's minimum marriage age to 17. If they weren't married, the spouses of these child brides would be in violation of statutory rape laws and human rights organizations typically describe the practice as a human rights violation in other countries.

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  17. Schneiderman unveils voting reform billRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Albany Times Union

    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Democratic state lawmakers outlined Wednesday legislation that would address myriad issues with New York's election system that the attorney general outlined with fanfare in December . Attorney General Eric Schneiderman releases a report on voting rights across the state, detailing the results of his inquiry into the unprecedented level of voting complaints regarding the April 2016 presidential primary during a news conference at the Capitol Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016 in Albany, NY.

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