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Jan. 8, 2020, 7:34 PMUpdated: Jan. 8, 2020, 11:27 PM

N.Y. Governor to Address Gig Worker Status, Legalize Pot (1)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is making reforms to worker classifications in the gig economy a priority as the state kicks off its 2020 legislative session.

Cuomo plans to introduce legislation to make sure “all New York’s workers have necessary benefits and protections,” according to a briefing book of proposals released in tandem with his Jan. 8 State of the State address.

“We too must protect workers from today’s threat which is economic exploitation,” Cuomo said in his speech.

The proposal came alongside other issues Cuomo plans to tackle this year, including legalizing marijuana, consolidating the state’s court system, ...

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