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New York decriminalizes marijuana use

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Andrew Cuomo delivers a speech earlier this month. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday to decriminalize marijuana use in the state. Under the law, use could still result in a fine, but will not be considered a criminal offense that could result in prison time.

The big picture: New York joins 15 other states that have decriminalized. 11 states plus Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana.

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo signs bill allowing release of Trump's state tax returns

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and DOnald Trump
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Trump. Photos: John Paraskevas/Newsday/Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday allowing the release of President Trump's state tax returns, setting off what is expected to be a heated battle between Trump's legal team and the state.

The big picture: House Democrats have sued the Treasury Department to force the IRS to release Trump's federal tax returns.

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