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New sex harassment case surfaces in Assembly

ALBANY — A sexual harassment accusation in New York’s Assembly four years ago was blocked from investigation by a lawyer for the chamber, according to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who himself faces a continued threat to his power after mishandling ...

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Assembly OKs women’s rights, abortion bill

ALBANY — New York’s Democrat-led Assembly has approved bills including an abortion rights provision that has roiled Albany. But Senate Republicans refused to allow the abortion measure to the floor in that chamber. The Senate plans to adopt the nine ...

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Vazquez joins nationwide caucus

New York State Assembly candidate Peterson Vazquez met recently with several notable Republican leaders and elected officials in Dallas as part of the Future Majority Project Summit. The summit is an effort to elect Latino Republicans to local, state and ...

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NY Assembly calls for fracking health impact study

ALBANY — Environmental and health groups are praising the New York State Assembly for including an independent health impact study of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in its budget proposal. Numerous physicians, health organizations and environmental groups have criticized the ...

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Legislature gets ‘framework’ for mega deal

ALBANY — The framework of an agreement struck by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders is expected to result in a property tax cap, the extension of New York City rent control, tuition increases at the State university of New York and more by Tuesday night.

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Teacher layoff by merit hits roadblock in Albany

ALBANY — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to allow teacher layoffs based on merit rather than seniority has been shelved in the Assembly hours after it advanced in the state Senate.

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