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Gov. Cuomo To Include Limo Safety Reform In Budget Plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll include safety reforms for limousines in his state budget proposal in response to the October crash of a stretch limo that killed 20 people in an upstate town. The Democrat said he’ll include stricter limo and large passenger vehicle regulations in the spending plan he’s releasing Tuesday afternoon. “This ...

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Neo-Nazis Run Out of Princeton!

The New Jersey European Heritage Association has been hassling Princeton, NJ for months now. On Saturday, they decided not to show for a rally they announced and pretend it was all a joke when we said we will hassle them back. We still will.

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Sen. Gillibrand Inching Toward Presidential Run

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand‘s plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee. Gillibrand is expected to announce her plans to form a presidential exploratory committee on Tuesday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” a person familiar with her planning ...

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New York State Lawmakers Expected To Approve Major Voting Reforms

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – New York State lawmakers are expected to approve some major voting reforms Monday. The changes are meant to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots and drive up voter turnout. Some of the reforms up for review Monday – the first full day of the 2019 session – include allowing early voting and registering on ...

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Gov. Cuomo Makes It Clear: He Wants Total Control Of MTA

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has upped the ante on fixing the city’s dysfunctional mass transit system. He now says it must be reorganized and that he should have total control. It will also mean more money from the city, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Sunday. MORE: MTA To Hold Emergency Meeting Over Cuomo’s “L” Train Bombshell The governor’s name ...

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Gillibrand Calls For New Law To Protect Moms In Childbirth

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As rumors continue to swirl around Kirsten Gillibrand and a possible 2020 presidential run, the New York senator spent Sunday advocating for new laws to protect mothers during childbirth. The Democrat held a press conference to push for the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act. The new legislation would attempt to prevent women from suffering from ...

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Cuomo Announces Plan To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, E-Cigs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the state’s minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarette products from 18 to 21 — to curb their use by younger people. Cuomo announced Saturday that he will include the proposal in his 2019 executive budget. The legislation would ban sale of tobacco and electronic cigarette products ...

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Ned Lamont To Be Sworn In As Governor Of Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While Connecticut is poised Wednesday to usher in a successive Democratic top executive, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has been insistent he represents a new beginning for the state. The successful businessman, who has not previously held elected office beyond a two-year stint on the Greenwich Board of Selectman, has promised he will be different in many ways ...

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Local Federal Workers Admit They’re Really Starting To Feel The Pinch From Government Shutdown

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Tuesday marked Day 18 of the partial government shutdown and there’s still no deal in sight. Several hundred thousand federal employees are facing a cash-flow crunch. They won’t be paid on Friday. CBS2’s Tony Aiello spoke with two furloughed New Yorkers to see how they’re coping. MORE: Federal Workers Going To Work For Lyft, Uber During ...

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