New York state Senate

According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the New York state legislature.  

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New York state lawmakers have approved legislation requiring doctors to issue drug prescriptions electronically within three years.

New York State Senate

Democrats and Republicans in the State Senate engaged in partisan squabbling over reform of the state’s campaign finance system.

Republicans in the state Senate Tuesday night brought up a bill that would give $10 million in extra aid to schools. 

Some New York State lawmakers are trying to reinvigorate the debate over the minimum wage. Governor Cuomo admits it could again be on the table in Albany.

A State Senator from Western New York was back at work at the State Capitol Monday, following an incident over the weekend at a Niagara Falls Indian Casino where he and his wife were involved in a fight.

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