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Jun 17, 2011

Cuomo will keep Legislature late over rent law

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Senate's failure to renew the New York City rent control law before it expired Wednesday night is "unacceptable." The Democrat is threatening Thursday to force the Legislature ...

Nov 30, 2010

Assembly passes temp ‘hydrofracking’ ban

ALBANY — The New York Assembly has approved a temporary ban on “hydrofracking” and plans to return for more action following an overnight session that ended at about 4 a.m. The measure would ban hydraulic fracturing ...

Nov 30, 2010

Commission on judicial compensation OK’d

A pay increase is still eluding state-paid judges, but they may at least have their hands on the checkbook. The legislature early Tuesday, in special session called by Gov. David A. Paterson, agreed to establish a special commission on judicial compensation ...

Nov 29, 2010

Workers push for enhanced wage protections

ALBANY — Supporters are making a last-minute push for New York’s Legislature to toughen penalties for employers that illegally withhold workers’ wages. The lawmakers are trying to reconcile two bills with time running out in a scheduled one-day session Monday.

Nov 29, 2010

DiNapoli: Inaction on deficit would be costly

ALBANY — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that if the Legislature doesn’t act on the current budget deficit during Monday’s special session, the state will be in worse shape in January.

Nov 29, 2010

Judicial pay: Show them the money

It seems like everything is going up these days — except judicial pay. Judges in New York state have not had a pay increase in 11 years and are pushing the Legislature to do something about it.

Nov 29, 2010

Legislature heads into special session

ALBANY — New York's Legislature returned to Albany on Monday for a special session. Gov. David Paterson called Monday's session to address a new budget deficit of at least $315 million and other issues.

Nov 24, 2010

Paterson sets special session agenda for Legislature

ALBANY — Gov. David Paterson is setting a lengthy agenda for the special session he's compelling the Legislature to attend on Monday. Agenda items include renaming the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel ...

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