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Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting and they are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for a more detailed  explanation.

The New York State Association of Counties, dismayed over a report by the state comptroller that sales tax collections have slowed to half of what they were last year, are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for more information, says the group’s Steven Aquario.

“Are we seeing a trend here?” Aquario says the counties are asking the tax officials.

Blair Horner: Is Albany Throwing In The Towel On Ethics?

Aug 3, 2015

  Even by Albany’s scandal-stained record, last week was unique: 2 state Senators were found guilty of corruption in two separate trials.  Former State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson and current Deputy Majority leader Tom Libous are now facing prison time for violating the public’s trust.

Given the historic nature of those convictions, it would be reasonable to expect reaction from Albany’s political leadership.  But that was not the case.  Instead of news releases and calls for action, only the sounds of crickets were heard from the state Capitol. 

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In the legislative session that recently ended, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saw the state legislature reject a number of agenda items he’d been pushing. The governor, perhaps taking a cue from President Obama, has used his executive powers  to  advance some of the proposals anyway.

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.  

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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
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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.