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New York News
8:46 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Cuomo says he is undecided on new SUNY campus

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he hasn't decided if he supports a proposal that would create a 65th campus in the State University of New York that would be devoted to the growing field of nano science.

Cuomo says he doesn't have any "inside information" on the proposal and has no firm opinion.

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New York News
8:45 am
Wed March 13, 2013

NY state plans for $1.7 billion in Sandy funds

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New York  Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a plan for the use of $1.7 billion in federal storm-damage funds.

Most of the money is going to homeowners and businesses hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. But some will be used for damage from the storms Irene and Lee.

The money will be used around the state, including on Long Island. The exception is New York City, which has a separate allocation.

Nearly $260 million will be used to reduce the risk of future damage. Over $170 million will cover voluntary buyouts to residents in flood areas.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:30 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Liz Benjamin: Bread and Politics

Today's Siena poll brings some bad news for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, finding his job approval rating has continued its downward trajectory and bottomed out at 54 percent - its lowest point since he took office in January 2011.

Things aren't completely cloudy for the governor, however. His favorability rating is better than two-to-one, ND well above that magic 50 percent mark.

Also, New Yorkers broadly support Cuomo's top legislative agenda items this year.

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New York News
8:31 am
Wed March 6, 2013

NY rewards 4 districts for efficiency savings

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On Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo held the districts up as models for the rest of the state, while promising them $12 million in competitive grants over the next three years.

Rochester is the biggest winner, receiving $4.5 million for identifying $9.5 million in savings. Newburgh and Kenmore-Tonawanda will each get $3.6 million for finding nearly $6 million in savings and Queensbury is being awarded $561,000 for finding $624,000 in savings.

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New York News
7:48 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Group warns NY drilling delays have economic costs

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An oil and gas industry group is warning that a business exodus from New York will worsen while Gov. Andrew Cuomo waits for a Pennsylvania health study before deciding whether to allow fracking.

Meanwhile, landowners are preparing to sue the state over lost gas-leasing opportunities.

The Associated Press reported Saturday that Cuomo came close to approving a limited drilling plan last month before environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert Kennedy Jr. persuaded him to await a new study.

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New York News
7:36 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Cuomo sees federal budget impact on New Yorkers

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal budget fight forcing temporary across-the-board spending cuts will affect New Yorkers including students and seniors.

He says the cuts won't have as big an impact on state government.

The dispute between Democratic President Barack Obama and the Republican-led House over spending cuts and tax increases led to automatic cuts that started Friday.

Cuomo says brinksmanship isn't the way to do business and makes people anxious.

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New York News
6:05 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

NY Gov Affirms Belief in Gun Law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Governor Andrew Cuomo says gun control is controversial, but the law he pushed through in New York has broad support and he believes it will save lives.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

NY School Aid Crisis May Affect Budget Negotiations

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Education has been a hot-button topic in New York politics - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is turning up the heat by calling for reversing Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to withhold school aid from New York City. This development breaks as advocates warn a "Child care crisis" is set to impact the state economy.

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Hudson Valley News
11:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Governor wants to require gas stations to install backup generators to pump gas

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ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes that gas stations be required to install backup generators to power their gas pumps in the event of a power outage triggered by natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy.

The plan, announced on Wednesday, would require that all gas stations within a half-mile of highway exists and evacuation routes have a transfer switch installed and to deploy and install a generator within 24 hours of losing power during a fuel supply or energy emergency.

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New York News
4:01 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

NY Gun Owners Can Opt Out of FOIL Requests

NY Senator Greg Ball and the controversial Journal-News "gun map."
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Gun owners were shocked when a Westchester County-based newspaper uploaded an interactive map that displayed the names and home addresses of pistol owners in Westchester and Rockland counties. Beginning today, New Yorkers can "opt out" of the public record and not have to worry about their private information being shared.

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