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A.M. Roundup: Cuomo celebrates World Cup win by signing equal pay law

Good morning. Apparently, as the president of the United States, you lose some privileges that the common person has online. Trump, who seemingly has a love-hate relationship with Twitter, might not like the platform as much as he used to following a court’s decision. The ruling could be bad news for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, too. (AP/Politico)

Here’s your roundup:

The U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup victory in New York on Wednesday — and Gov. Andrew Cuomo was there to sign a bill to expand equal pay laws. (TU)

The governor celebrated the equal pay laws — but does it guarantee equal pay? (C&S)

Cuomo is a busy man, yet he still finds time for pageantry. The governor’s perceived lack of knowledge on the St. Clare’s Hospital pension crisis has sparked anger among local lawmakers. (TU)

The state Legislature passed a number of progressive measures this past session — two of which are now being met with legal challenges. The bill allowing undocumented immigrants the opportunity to drive lawfully is being challenged by a county clerk. Other legislation that would end religious exemptions to vaccinations is also being met with a lawsuit. (TU)

The “Green Light Bill” passed the Democratic-led state Legislature, but it’s getting pushback from many Democrats, including Erie County Executive Mark Polnocarz. (Buffalo News)

A bill could end up deciding the tightly contested race for Queens district attorney — and the governor still hasn’t signed it. (NYT)

Rep. Elise Stefanik has more money in her campaign chest than Democrat Tedra Cobb, but the source of donations is giving Cobb hope for an upset. The Three Stooges didn’t contribute to Stefanik’s campaign — but they were listed as donors to state campaigns. (TU)

Jeffrey Epstein donated thousands of dollars to Sen. Charles Schumer’s election efforts — and now he’s trying to get rid of it. (DN)

Column: After about 50 years, the Northway is finally getting its Exit 3. But don’t complain — you should be glad it took so long. (TU)

GE’s main unions, including Local 301 in Schenectady, have rejected the negotiated contract with the company. (TU)

The Mario M. Cuomo bridge is new and open to traffic — but it isn’t free. The Thruway Authority revealed its picks for a panel that will decide the cost of traveling on the bridge. (TU)

Amazon HQ2 in New York? Fahgettaboudit. New York is doing just fine without it. (WSJ)

What does it mean for food to be “local”? State lawmakers may soon set a standard for it. (TU)

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

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

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