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The U.S. Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature came to Albany Monday to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors. But Preet Bharara was not invited to the State Capitol itself, and he did not meet directly with any lawmakers, even though Bharara and Governor Cuomo attended the same event, the swearing in of the state’ new chief judge.

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  Syracuse experts who work with the homeless say it’s just not realistic to get everyone who lives on the streets inside when temperatures go below freezing.  Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order this week mandating just that.  But Housing and Homeless Coalition Coordinator Melissa Marrone has found forcing people inside doesn’t work.

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  Many New Yorkers are getting a raise starting today.  Overall Minimum Wage jumps…with an even higher boost for fast-food workers.  The issue is likely to get more attention this year.

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  Governor Cuomo announced he’s raising the minimum wage for state workers to $15 an hour.  

That did not stop advocates from protesting at the Dunkin Donuts at the state Capitol, saying the governor’s  recent phased in wage increase for fast food workers is too slow.

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  One of the people through the turnstiles at the State Fair Tuesday was Governor Cuomo.  He was ready to share with fairgoers his vision for a new look to the fairgrounds.  The visit was making good on a promise to move the attraction into the future.

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  Flying in and out of the New York City might look a lot different in the next few years.  Vice President Joe Biden was here in New York Monday with Governor Cuomo to announce a complete rebuilding of LaGuardia Airport.  An advisory committee set up by Cuomo couldn’t come up with a way to renovate it…so they recommended starting from scratch.

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New York State is taking action to prevent sexual assaults on all public and private college campuses. After months of deliberation, state law-makers announced they reached an agreement to pass the “Enough is Enough” legislation designed to protect and empower victims of sexual assault. 

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  The search for the escaped inmates from a Northern New York prison has turned some of its attention towards Vermont.  Governor Cuomo contacted his counterpart Peter Shumlin to coordinate state law enforcement forces alongside FBI in tracking down and capturing the escapees.  

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  A local healthcare professional strongly supports a new plan to lower HIV and AIDS within the state. The new blueprint comes from Governor Andrew Cuomo and  aims to lower infections from 3000 a year to 750 a year and to eventually end new AIDS cases by 2020.

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  Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a framework budget agreement late Sunday night and say they hope to work out remaining details and begin passing bills today to meet the midnight Tuesday deadline.

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