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Cuomo calls SCOTUS ruling on voting rights “troubling”

Governor Andrew Cuomo calls today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act “troubling.”

“We must double down on efforts to ensure that the voices of all voters can be heard at the voting booth,” he said in a written statement.

The high court said Section Four of the act, which establishes a formula for determining discrimination, is outdated and unconstitutional.

The court left intact the heart of the Voting Rights Act, ordering states with a history of voter discrimination to get permission from the federal government before changing voting procedures.

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Ithaca’s police chief is asking city lawmakers to set aside funding to hire two more officers.

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NY raises fine for pet theft to $1,000

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Ithaca shooting suspect turns himself in, set to reappear in court Friday

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Shots fired in West Village Tuesday

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Delay for approvals on Stone Quarry project amid environmental concerns

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