Articles on the Constitution by Associated Press

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The Jamestown Post-Journal
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Several Republican state lawmakers, criticizing the quick passage last month of gun restrictions, say they've introduced legislation that would limit Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's use of so-called "messages of necessity...
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The Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 7, 2013
 ALBANY, N.Y. — An innovative proposal expected in the New York Legislature would take some revenue from casino promoters and opponents who spend millions in campaign contributions and create a fund designed to reduce the influence of money in...
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Syracuse.com
Saturday, June 9, 2012
 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Thursday proposed sweeping campaign finance changes for the office following political influence scandals that tarnished the state’s top fiscal office under his...
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Syracuse.com
Saturday, June 9, 2012
 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Thursday proposed sweeping campaign finance changes for the office following political influence scandals that tarnished the state’s top fiscal office under his...
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New York Times
Friday, June 8, 2012
A group seeking to recall Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that it had ended the effort after Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin’s recall election. The group, Michigan Rising, said it would stop collecting signatures, noting...
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Ventura County Star
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
 ALBANY, N.Y. — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The decades-old effort to reduce the influence of big money donors in New York politics through public financing of campaigns took a new, if familiar, step Tuesday. 
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Albany Times Union
Saturday, April 14, 2012
 ALBANY — A judge has turned down a petition from state Senate Democrats trying to block creation of a 63rd Senate district in New York. 
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The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 12, 2012
 ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting his popularity and his early record on the line as never before as the Legislature digs in for the first time over issues that will affect New Yorkers for the next 10 years. 
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The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York court decision has bolstered a movement among towns determined to prevent the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within their borders.A state Supreme Court justice on Tuesday upheld the town of...
This article highlights the tension between State Government, and Home rule.  In this instance a judge ruled that the Town of Dryden's right of home rule trumps the powers of the State with regards to its ability to locally decide if hydrolic fracturing for natural gas can take place within the Town.
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The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A federal appeals court is refusing to dismiss a challenge to redistricting in New York.
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