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BC-NY--New York News Coverage Advisory, NY

January 13, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New York. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Deepti Hajela at 212-621-1670.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org .

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION-NEW YORK

ALBANY _ Before New York can legalize marijuana lawmakers will have to answer several questions that have bedeviled other states that have already eliminated criminal penalties for America’s favorite illicit drug: How many shops will be allowed, who will run then, and what should the tax rate be? By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 1,300 words in chunky text format.

IN BRIEF:

_ XGR--VOTING REFORM: New York lawmakers are poised to decide whether to allow early voting in an effort to drive up election turnout.

_ COMPTROLLER INAUGURATION: New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is being officially sworn in for another term at his alma mater on Long Island.

SPORTS:

HKN--RANGERS-BLUE JACKETS

The New York Rangers visit the Columbus Blue Jackets. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. EST.

HKN--LIGHTNING-ISLANDERS: The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the New York Islanders.

BKN--76ERS-KNICKS: The Philadelphia 76ers visit the New York Knicks.

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