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Cuomo declares six priorities for the end of session

Jun 14, 2016 12:02 am

Casey Seiler is reporting at Capitol Confidential Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has revealed his list of six priorities for the end of the current legislative session in a letter to members of the Legislature. One of those items -- increasing access to breast cancer screening and treatment -- can already be crossed off the list after an agreement was struck Sun., Jun. 12, to expand breast cancer screening services. The items still pending: Combating the heroin epidemic; passing comprehensive ethics reform; combating Citizens United; improving safety at rail crossings; and updating the Alcohol Beverage Control law. Asked about closing the LLC loophole, a Cuomo spokesman said that falls under comprehensive ethics reform. Updating the state liquor law refers to the governor's wide-ranging proposal that deals with everything from legalizing alcohol service on Sunday mornings, to a variety of changes that would benefit the state's breweries, ciders and distilleries. Read the full letter to the Legislature at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.