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Closed-Door Meetings on Tappan Zee Draw Criticism

While work on the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement continues, the state is still trying to figure out how to pay for the multi-billion dollar project after the federal government only approved $29 million dollars in loan money. Nick Reisman reports.

Pay Raise for State Lawmakers May Tie to Minimum Wage Hike

Lawmakers in Albany seem willing to reconvene in a special legislative session before the end of the year to vote on a pay raise for lawmakers, but some Democrats insist that any raise be tied to a hike in the state's minimum wage. Zack Fink filed the following report.

From our D.C. Bureau

WASHINGTON D.C.

Chuck Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Secretary

President Obama made the announcement Monday at the White House, where he called Hagel an "exemplary defense secretary." As Washington D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett tells us, Hagel is resigning under pressure.

Updated 11/24/2014 08:04 PM

More Political News

CAPITAL TONIGHT INTERVIEWS

Billy Easton 11/21/14

Billy Easton from the Alliance for Quality Education discusses Gap Elimination Adjustment cuts. 11/21/2014 05:43 PM

CAPITAL TONIGHT INTERVIEWS

Michael Burgess 11/21/14

Michael Burgess of the American Cancer Society discusses the Great American Smokeout. 11/21/2014 05:40 PM

CAPITAL TONIGHT INTERVIEWS

Ron Deutsch 11/20/14

Ron Deutsch talks about his new role as Interim Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute. 11/20/2014 05:28 PM

CAPITAL TONIGHT INTERVIEWS

Eric Schneiderman 11/20/14

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discusses his plans for his next term in office. 11/20/2014 05:23 PM

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