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Closed-Door Meetings on Tappan Zee Draw Criticism

While work on the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement continues, the state is still trying to figure out how to pay for the multi-billion dollar project after the federal government only approved $29 million dollars in loan money. Nick Reisman reports.

Pay Raise for State Lawmakers May Tie to Minimum Wage Hike

Lawmakers in Albany seem willing to reconvene in a special legislative session before the end of the year to vote on a pay raise for lawmakers, but some Democrats insist that any raise be tied to a hike in the state's minimum wage. Zack Fink filed the following report.

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Chuck Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Secretary

President Obama made the announcement Monday at the White House, where he called Hagel an "exemplary defense secretary." As Washington D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett tells us, Hagel is resigning under pressure.

Updated 11/24/2014 08:04 PM

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Stu Gruskin 11/24/14

Stu Gruskin of the state Nature Conservancy on why Lake Ontario water levels matter. 11/24/2014 08:27 PM


Governor Cuomo Managing Two Major Crises in NYS

While coordinating the response in Buffalo is certainly a challenge, crisis management is one of the gubernatorial roles that Cuomo is most comfortable in. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman takes a look at how he's handled recent situations. 11/21/2014 09:33 PM

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