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Gun law amendments part of the budget-talk mix
As lawmakers try to nail down a state budget, a last-minute push to amend New York’s new, controversial gun-control law has emerged as one of the last sticking points, several officials said.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders are close to signing off on a $142 billion budget that would include a minimum-wage hike, a renewal of the so-called “millionaires’ tax,” and an array of business-tax...