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New York News
7:20 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Cuomo On GWB Scandal: "Everybody Wants The Facts"

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still looking for the facts behind a traffic reconfiguration at the George Washington Bridge that created a huge traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired a top aide and distanced himself from his campaign manager after emails and texts revealed that the traffic changes had been ordered by people in his administration for the express purpose of tying up traffic.

Cuomo was asked about the scandal as he left the Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters on Saturday.

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New York News
12:18 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Cuomo To Release Budget Tuesday

Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his state budget proposal next Tuesday, and many will be watching to see what it contains and how the numbers will add up.

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New York News
8:43 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Cuomo Approves Autism Treatment License

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a law establishing a new state license for those treating clients with autism spectrum disorder using applied behavior analysis.

According to the governor's office, that should help families find quality providers who have met academic and training requirements and ensure state regulation and oversight.

Applied behavioral analysis is described as intensive, often one-on-one treatment method.

The license will require at least a master's degree for analysts and establishes a new state certification for analyst assistants.

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Legislative Gazette
10:40 am
Fri January 10, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1402

(Airs 1/10) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers an election year state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech, and we’ll also take a look at the annual people’s state of the state address.

New York News
8:29 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo Lays Out His Agenda For NY In Election Year

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to deliver an election-year State of the State address touting tax breaks and economic successes.

Today's speech marks the start of the legislative season in Albany and Cuomo has used the days leading up to it to preview policy proposals.

The governor this week gave an early look at a sweeping $2 billion tax relief proposal that includes property tax rebates for homeowners in municipalities that meet tax thresholds and a cut in corporate tax rates. Cuomo says economic development, taxes and government reform are top issues.

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WAMC News
7:47 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about why New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 14 counties Monday, Liz Cheney abandoning her Senate bid, Janet Yellen's confirmation to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a New York Times story about burglars who broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania during the early '70s.

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New York News
5:50 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Biden, Cuomo To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

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Vice President Joe Biden is set to visit the New York Capital and join Governor Andrew Cuomo for a discussion of the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The hurricane hit New York in late October 2012, flooding several parts of New York City and Long Island and destroying many homes and businesses.

The state has received federal disaster funds for relief and rebuilding, with an estimated $5.1 billion in the current fiscal year's budget

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New York News
8:07 am
Mon January 6, 2014

NY Set To Allow Limited Use Of Medical Marijuana

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.

Cuomo would use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to use marijuana to treat certain ailments. The plan was first reported by The New York Times.

Marijuana remains illegal in New York, though possession of small amounts has been reduced to a low-level violation subject to a fine.

The state Drug Policy Alliance was briefed on Cuomo's plan Saturday.

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WAMC News
7:45 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about what Billy Joel tickets have to do with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign fundraising and New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio gearing up to take over for Michael Bloomberg. 

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New York News
7:18 am
Fri December 27, 2013

NY Minimum Wage Rising To $8 An Hour

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York's minimum wage will increase to $8 dollars an hour at the end of this year, 75 cents higher than the federal minimum and the old state rate.

It's the first of three incremental boosts approved by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo when they approved the state budget last March.

The minimum for most workers will increase to $8.75 an hour a year later and to $9 an hour a year after that.

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