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New York News
10:30 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Cuomo Administration Denies Secret Vote On Casinos

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration says the Board of Elections didn't approve its rosy rewording of a casino expansion referendum in secret as a lawyer suing the state claims.

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WAMC News
7:46 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Cuomo, Legislature Already Winners From Casinos

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A new report shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo collected more than $361,000 dollars and the Legislature raked in over $1 million dollars from gambling interests leading up to the November 5th referendum that would legalize more casinos.

Common Cause New York compiled the campaign contribution totals from 2011 to July 2013.

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New York News
7:22 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Cuomo Looks to Former Rivals to Head Tax Cutting Commission

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is appointing a new tax cutting commission that he’s charged with finding ways of slicing state revenues by $2 to $3 billion dollars next year.

Cuomo turned to the man who beat his father in the 1994 governor’s race, George Pataki, to co chair the commission. Pataki, a Republican, defeated Mario Cuomo  on a platform that included tax cuts.

Pataki, who says the state “spends too much and costs too much,” says he’s happy to serve on the commission, but at first thought a mistake had been made.

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New York News
12:02 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

NY Voters Polled On Casino Gambling

With the public referendum on casino gaming just weeks away, new polls indicating New York voters are keen on building more state-run casinos are being questioned by anti-gambling groups.

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New York News
12:26 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

NY Gov: Don't Text While Driving

Don't Text and Drive - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was underlining that mandate in an appearance this morning at a Thruway rest area, as Thruway authorities plan to ramp up penalties for distracted driving.

Despite a beefed-up public awareness campaign and new laws combating distracted driving, New York State Troopers issued 21,500 tickets issued over the summer, compared to 5,000 last year.

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New York News
8:04 am
Tue September 17, 2013

NY Corruption Commission Holds 1st Hearing In NYC

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A group of top New York and federal prosecutors is scheduled to testify at the first public hearing of the state's new anti-corruption commission.

The session in New York City this evening is the first of several planned to consider if additional laws and regulations are needed to address misconduct by public officials.

Confirmed speakers include U.S. attorneys Preet Bharara and Loretta Lynch and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

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It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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New York News
8:24 am
Mon September 9, 2013

APNewsBreak: Syracuse Race Draws Albany Muscle

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an underdog campaign against the mayor of Syracuse in this week's Democratic primary.

The primary will decide whether Mayor Stephanie Miner survives her frosty year with Cuomo. She has criticized his pension-saving proposal.

Cuomo has refused to make an endorsement in the race. But records show a former Cuomo aide, Joseph Rossi, is working for the campaign of Miner's opponent Pat Hogan.

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New York News
5:54 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo: Sheriffs Don't Choose Laws To Enforce

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement officials don't get to pick and choose which laws to enforce — and that includes the sheriffs opposed to new gun restrictions.

Talking to reporters Wednesday, Cuomo says law enforcement's job is to enforce all the laws, which are enacted by the Legislature.

He says that to do otherwise "would obviously be chaos" and "a dangerous and frightening precedent."

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New York News
7:18 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Upstate NY City Continues June Flood Emergency

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The mayor of a central New York city devastated by June's upstate flooding plans to issue a third emergency declaration.

The Oneida Daily Dispatch reports that acting Mayor Max Smith plans to take the action at today’s Common Council meeting because of continuing repair costs.

The cost of repairs to the city's waste water treatment plant is estimated at $1.5 million, and bills continue to come in from contractors hired for those repairs.

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