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Public campaign finance limited to comptroller

Capital New York
Jessica Alaimo
3/29/2014
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2014/03/8542852/public-camp...
ALBANY—State budget bills printed late Friday include public campaign financing for just one political office this year: The state comptroller, something good government advocates balked at as an overall failure to accomplish comprehensive campaign finance reform.
The budget bills appear to form the basis for a legislative agreement on the state budget, though leaders have yet to formally announce a deal.

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Property tax plan in, health lab out

Times Union
Casey Seiler
3/29/2014
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Property-tax-plan-in-health-lab-...

Albany

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Activists Push Public Financing Of N.Y. Political Campaigns

Vermont Public Radio
Peter Overby
3/29/2014
http://digital.vpr.net/post/activists-push-public-financing-ny-political...
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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New York budget deal reached

Poughkeepsie Journal
Jon Campbell and Joseph Spector
3/29/2014
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20140329/NEWS01/140329003/New...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached a deal for the state budget.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature reached a budget deal late Friday into early Saturday morning that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, enact a public-campaign-financing system for the comptroller’s office and adopt a property-tax freeze.

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State wants fracking lawsuits tossed

Press Connects
Jon Campbell
3/28/2014
http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20140328/NEWS10/303280062/State-wan...
ALBANY — The state Attorney General’s office is trying to dismiss a pair of lawsuits that seek to force a decision on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York, according to court filings.

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Judge lifts land restrictions against anti-fracking activist

WBNG
Erika Mahoney
3/28/2014
http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Judge-lifts-land-restrictions-against-anti-fracking-activist–252986441.html
Montrose, PA, (WBNG Binghamton) A Susquehanna County judge lifted a restraining order imposed on an anti-fracking activist.
According to Citizen Action of New York, Susquehanna County Judge Kenneth Seaman narrowed the injunction Friday against activist Vera Scroggins, 63.

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CD: Senator Farley, These School Cuts Have Got to Go!


The battle for fair and equitable school aid isn’t over! Both the Senate and Assembly budgets are completely inadequate. With these budgets, there is no doubt that schools will be left with no choice but to make difficult cuts.

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Consumer Assistance Programs Help New Yorkers Use Their Health Insurance Once They Have It


Kevin Dwyer, client of Community Health Advocates

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Advocates on bus tour push for minimum wage hike

Star Gazette
Jason Whong
3/26/2014
http://www.stargazette.com/article/20140326/NEWS01/303260018/Advocates-b...
Activists spoke about economic inequality and advocated for an increase in the federal minimum wage in rallies Wednesday outside the offices of U.S. congressional representatives in Corning and Binghamton.

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National tour to promote $10.10 minimum wage rolls through town

WSKG
Matt Martin
3/26/2014
http://www.wskg.org/wskg_news/national-tour-promote-1010-minimum-wage-ro...
Americans United for Change, a progressive advocacy group, stopped in Binghamton on a national bus tour to promote an increase in the minimum wage to 10.10 an hour.
‘Give American A Raise’ was plastered on the side of the large blue and yellow bus. Binghamton was just one of the planned stops on its push to Washington DC. Tour members held signs and braved the cold weather.

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