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In his remarks to the nation Monday regarding two mass shootings over the weekend, President Trump reiterated his support for confiscating weapons from people found to be mentally ill. A law that aims to do just that and more is about to go on the books in New York. New York’s “red flag” gun law gives authorities the right to issue what will be known as an "extreme r…

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Of all his accomplishments since becoming governor in 2011, Andrew M. Cuomo may cite passing a string of budgets on time, or nearly on time, more often than any other. But this week, even with his own Democrats now controlling both houses of the State Legislature, the Assembly and Senate appear to be digging in for a fight with the governor over the crucial revenue esti…

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ALBANY – There’s a look on the faces of Democrats at the state Capitol these days. It’s practically a glow. After three straight weeks of pushing through one major piece of legislation after another – during the traditionally ho-hum beginnings of a new session – Democratic lawmakers are enjoying the roll they’ve been on. And they say it will continue in the months ah…