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A.M. Roundup: Former state assemblyman accused of sexual assault

Good morning. The nation’s leaders gathered Wednesday to rejoice the lifetime of former President George H.W. Bush. (AP)

Right here’s your roundup:

Former Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci is being accused of sexually assaulting his chief of employees, Brian Finnegan, throughout an in a single day go to to Albany final 12 months. Finnegan submitted a resignation letter days after the alleged incident occurred. (TU)

A 15-year-old pupil collected greater than 11,500 signatures on a petition urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to signal a invoice into that may require non-public colleges to report sexual abuse allegations. (DN)

Greater than 4.5 million New Yorkers have enrolled in a medical insurance plan by means of the state’s on-line insurance coverage market, breaking final season’s file in simply 4 weeks. (TU)

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand printed a kids’s ebook about highly effective girls and he or she’s going to go to the College at Albany on Friday to debate it. (TU)

An Amazon headquarters in Queens? In accordance with a ballot, the vast majority of New York Metropolis voters are for it. (TU)

Cuomo, a serious proponent of the Amazon deal, criticized company energy that’s taking place “all throughout the nation.” (Politico)

Sen. Brad Hoylman is looking on the Boy Scouts and New York Archdiocese to give up their to in opposition to the Little one Victims Act. (C&S)

Harvey Weinstein, who’s been accused of sexually assaulting quite a few girls, has the audacity to suppose he had “one hell of a 12 months.” (NYT)

Sen. John DeFrancisco’s retirement has created an unsure future for the Grants for Development program, which would supply cash for promising firms in central New York with college ties. (Syracuse)

CapCon’s A.M. Roundup is compiled by Ben Mehic, Ben.Mehic@timesunion.com

Have a state-related information tip for the Occasions Union’s Capitol Bureau? Please contact Brendan J. Lyons, State Editor, at 518-454-5547 or Blyons@timesunion.com.

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