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Matt Ryan

 Update: 6/28/15 11:28 p.m.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to Acting State Education Commissioner Dr. Elisabeth Berlin regarding the Department’s reported failure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming students from harassment and violence.

In his letter, Cuomo demands that the State Education Department take immediate steps to address failures as outlined by a recent report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Talks between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders continued Tuesday over the renewal of New York City’s rent laws, and other related issues, including the continuation of a property tax cap and sales tax increases for counties, as they faced another expiration deadline.  

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking landlords to recognize the rights of their tenants as several laws that created New York City's rent regulation system are set to expire.

Cuomo Admits Corruption Cloud Hampering Deals

Jun 10, 2015
Matt Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges that the cloud of corruption over the capitol is making it harder to achieve end of session deals. Cuomo says currently, there are no deals on any end of session issues, including renewal of New York City rent laws and a related property tax cap, or an education tax credit the governor is pushing.

Visiting Prison, Cuomo Presses To Raise The Age

May 28, 2015
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison Thursday to announce he’s hiring more guards, and to push for a change in how 16- and 17-year-olds are treated in the state prison system.

Cuomo "Devastated" By Lee's Cancer Diagnosis

May 12, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is coping with the breast cancer diagnosis and impending double mastectomy of his longtime partner and cooking show celebrity Sandra Lee.

New York Governor Cuomo, at a large union rally to raise the minimum wage in New York City's Union Square, called out fast food chains McDonald's and Burger King by name Thursday and accused them of “corporate greed” for underpaying workers.


Last week, Governor Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Heastie announced an agreement to strengthen New York’s ethics laws.  At that time, the governor touted the agreement as extraordinary, the “most stringent ethical policy in the United States of America.”

CTRL-S: Cuomo Reverses Policy On E-Mail Deletion

Mar 13, 2015
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has reversed a policy that would have resulted in all e-mails by state officials and New York employees being deleted after 90 days.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

In a rare trip to Plattsburgh, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his executive budget proposal this morning.

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