ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to close loopholes on a state ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that carry more than 10 bullets in this third State of the State speech.
According to information provided before the speech, Cuomo's gun proposal would also require follow-ups for owners of handgun licenses to make sure they are still qualified to possess a gun based on criminal and other records.
He also proposes to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.75 an hour, an idea he also pitched a year ago.
Cuomo wants to make possession of up to 15 ounces of marijuana seen in "open view" to be punishable by only a violation.
He would also eliminate the Long Island Power Authority, which he said failed during Superstorm Sandy.
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