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State Sen. Jessica Ramos at a rally advocating for the legalization of e-bike usage in Albany.
New language would allow municipalities to decide e-scooter rules, but the bill faces a tight deadline before the end of session.
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Students can be trained in skills like welding at Buffalo's Northland Workforce Training Center.
A Buffalo workforce training center shows the way.
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The massive River-Bend complex, now home to Tesla, was a signature part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to revitalize Buffalo.
New York has pumped millions of dollars into flashy new projects. Most haven’t paid off.
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Buffalo Capitol building.
There’s no silver bullet to save the upstate economy.
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Advocates have a new approach to pushing for publicly-funded campaigns.
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Will a real estate transfer tax raise as much money and accomplish the same goals as the now-dead pied-a-terre tax?
State lawmakers are considering a transfer tax to raise money for the MTA. What does that mean?
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Members of the state Senate and Assembly heard hours of testimony from former staffers who said they had experienced harassment.
State lawmakers have a long list of bills that address sexual harassment.
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Lawmakers have been vigilant about pursuing recreational marijuana legalization.
Cuomo has doubts, but lawmakers say they are not giving up.
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New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Gov. Andrew Cuomo deliver an update on the budget shortfall.
New York is left holding the bag for Trump’s tax cut.
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Andrew Cuomo and Robert Mujica
Why the little-known state entity could block the plan to bring Amazon’s new headquarters to Queens.
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