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Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and presidential hopeful, emphasizes the state's growth as he makes his case for the Oval Office.

Empire State Added 30K Jobs in December

Rick Perry, the former Texas governor and presidential hopeful, emphasizes the state’s growth as he makes his case for the Oval Office. Employment in New York State grew by 30,400 in December and 105,300 in the past year, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only Texas saw more growth […]

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Civil war breaks out over Silver in state Assembly

Civil war broke out in the state Assembly today as Assemblyman Keith Wright, a member of the leadership who also serves as Manhattan Democratic leader, demanded Sheldon Silver resign immediately… | Metro | New York Post

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Members of the United Auto Workers in the September climate march in Manhattan.

New York Remains Most Unionized State

Thomas Good Members of the United Auto Workers in the September climate march in Manhattan. The share of workers represented by unions fell slightly across the country in 2014 but remained steady in New York, which leads the nation in the percentage of employees claimed by organized labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday […]

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2015 ‘State Of’s the Union, State, City & Boroughs

Gov. Cuomo giving his State of the State speech (@NYGovCuomo) As politics and governing get going in 2015, we’re following elected leaders as they give their “state of” speeches, in which they typically give their assessments of the current, well, state of their domain, along with an agenda for the year ahead. Our “state of” […]

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Another Empire State Building Is Located On Broadway

Another Empire State Building Is Located On Broadway

Did you know there’s another building called the Empire State Building? It’s significantly shorter and less iconic, but it did have the name first. According to Curbed, 640 Broadway was built in 1897, and above its entryway were the words “Empire State Building,” which will reappear following a proposed restoration. [ more › ] Gothamist

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How Barack Obama Sounded Like Bill de Blasio, Andrew Cuomo in His State of the Union

President Obama during his State of the Union Address (@nytvideo) It is oft discussed in New York politics that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo represent different wings of the Democratic Party, with de Blasio flanking Cuomo on the left. Like Cuomo, United States President Barack Obama has […]

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Cuomo’s State of the State: What’s in it for NYC?

Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday (photo: @NYGovCuomo) Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s combined State of the State speech and budget presentation certainly couldn’t have been mistaken for the “Tale of Two Cities” speech his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, gave at the 1984 Democratic Convention. But, the son’s Wednesday address at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany did […]

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Cuomo unveils big education plan in State of the State talk

Cuomo, in a combined State of the State/budget address, also unveiled a $ 141.6 billion 2015-16 budget proposal. New York News – NY Daily News

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Comptroller: State should send city $2.2B of surplus

Comptroller: State should send city .2B of surplus The city ought to get $ 2.2 billion of the state's $ 5 billion budget surplus, based on population and tax revenue, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released late Thursday evening. Mr. Stringer also quantified a fact widely known in New … Read more […]

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Four Years of Cuomo State of the States: Hits, Misses & Themes

Gov. Cuomo gives a pre-State of the State speech (photo: @NYGovCuomo) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to combine his 2015 State of the State Address and budget presentation appears to be a move that will play to the governor’s strengths. Not only should what he’s calling his 2015 New York State of Opportunity Agenda showcase the […]

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Wendell Patillo thought he was on parole and that it was legal for him to vote. Actually, it would have been illegal. But he was on a different form of post-release supervision. So it was not. Confused yet?

Will State End the Confusing Ban on Parolee Voting?

Adi Talwar Wendell Patillo thought he was on parole and that it was legal for him to vote. Actually, it would have been illegal. But he was on a different form of post-release supervision. So it was not. Confused yet? Angel Garrido has never voted in his life. The year he turned 18, in 1979, […]

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Gov. Chris Christie to deliver State of the State address

Gov. Chris Christie will use his annual State of the State address to try to sell himself to a national audience as he prepares for a potential presidential run. Christie’s office says Tuesday’s speech is an opportunity to reintroduce the governor’s accomplishments since he took office in 2010. His staff says the speech may be the first […]

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Ohio State overpowers Oregon, 42-20, to run away with national title

In any other year, Ohio State’s national championship hopes effectively would have been over two games into the season after a devastating home loss to Virginia Tech. But coach Urban Meyer, running back Ezekiel Elliott and the rest of the Buckeyes found another avenue to the top of the mountain thanks to the inaugural College […]

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Ezekiel Elliott leads Ohio State past No. 1 Alabama and into title game

Yes, college football fans, you have a new playoff system that works. Ohio State, which sneaked into the first College Football Playoff in controversial fashion as the fourth team, overcame a 15-point first-half deficit to score a 42-35 upset over No. 1 Alabama Thursday night in the Sugar Bowl before a Superdome crowd of 74,682. […]

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Alabama-Ohio State Preview: Saban, Meyer Won’t Look Past Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (CBSNewYork/AP) — A bombardment of camera lights reflected off an ornamental silver chalice affixed to a metallic, champagne-color trophy base shaped like the Superdome. Standing behind the hefty hardware were two sharply dressed men who’ve loomed over college football for much of the past decade: Alabama’s Nick Saban, sporting a crimson blazer, and […]

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