New York

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Leecia Eve is one of four candidates running in the September 13th Democratic primary for state attorney general. Eve believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.

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The state Education Department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia took full responsibility for the mistake, which she says is due to a misreading of a new federal funding formula, which gave $12 million more to 275 charter schools in the state, at the expense of 677 public school districts, including some of the poorest schools in New York.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has put together a panel to draft legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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The Democratic frontrunner in the primary race for Attorney General, Letitia "Tish" James, says if she’s elected she’d be independent of her political ally, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo verbally attacked a television reporter and his parent company, after the reporter asked a question about campaign contributions from a company under federal investigation.