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    ALBANY — In a move seen as helping the state achieve its ambitious renewable energy targets, the New York Power Authority has received the green light to build and operate power generation stations including ones that convert wind and solar to electricity.

      While bail reform and affordable housing garnered most of the attention in Albany as lawmakers haggled over a state budget, a host of other issues made their way into the final spending plan. Here's a look.

      New Yorkers next year won’t have to go through their doctors to get prescription contraceptives under a bill that Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed into law. The bill signed Tuesday is part of her administration’s broader efforts to expand reproductive rights in the state. Under the law, which will take effect in November 2024, trained pharmacists will be able to distribute self-administered hormonal contraceptives including oral birth control pills, vaginal rings, and the patch to New Yorkers, even if patients don’t have a prescription from their doctor. Hochul said the legislation is “part of a long journey to find more ways to protect the rights of women in the state of New York.”


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