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NY Lawmakers: Back To Work In Albany

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New York's Legislature starts its 2014 session in earnest this week.

The session officially began last Wednesday with Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, but lawmakers did little more that day than gavel in and out. Lawmakers return to Albany for session days Monday and Tuesday .

The Republican-dominated coalition in charge of the Senate plans to issue a report on hearings lawmakers held across the state on New York's regulatory climate.

Democrats in control of the Assembly have already introduced legislation to speed implementation of a $9 an hour minimum wage to the end of the year, a full year ahead of schedule.

(c) 2014 AP

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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