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Liberal groups say Cuomo, lawmakers fail to deliver

Liberal advocacy groups that helped Democrats win control of New York state government last fall say they’re becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in Albany on bills to legalize recreational marijuana, invest in clean energy and strengthen tenant rights.

In a joint statement released Monday, organizations including the Drug Policy Alliance, Citizen Action and New York Communities for Change blamed Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, for blocking proposals that he claims to support, such as ones to legalize pot or give licenses to immigrants who entered the country illegally.

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