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A new poll finds New Yorkers don’t want legislators to gain a pay raise if they agree to ethics reforms by the end of the year.

The Siena College poll finds that 63% of New Yorkers oppose a pay raise for state lawmakers, who earn a base salary of nearly $80,000 a year for what is technically a part time job.  Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg says voters also say, even though they would like to see reform measures as well as other issue resolved, they still don’t think legislators should be allowed to trade agreements on these items for more pay.

VIDEO: Governor's Q+A

Oct 8, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a business in the Capital Region today where he picked up the endorsement of The Business Council.     After the campaign stop, he spoke to the press.  Here's a good chuck of the exchange where the governor is asked about the endorsement, the long-awaited hydrofracking study and the news that GOP nominee Rob Astorino has turned down the New York City radio-only debate.

Over the last seven weeks we have profiled four of the six proposals that will be on this year's statewide ballot. Here is your chance to watch them again (or for the first time!).  

First off, Proposal 1 would allow up to seven casinos to be built across the state.   Watch Casey Seiler's report below.