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New York News
7:49 am
Fri July 19, 2013

NYers Asked To Cut Energy Use As Heat Taxes Grid

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New Yorkers are being asked to reduce electricity use as this week's heat wave is driving near record demand for power.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people should cut back as much as possible to take pressure off the state's power grid and help prevent outages or brownouts.

He says Thursday that experts monitoring the grid expect demand to hit record levels.

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New York News
6:04 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Cuomo: Feds Won't Provide Some Flood Aid; NY Will

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the federal government has denied some aid to victims of recent severe flooding in the Mohawk Valley, but the state will step in to help.

The Individual Assistance program helps victims recover and rebuild. It is in addition to federal aid that goes to governments to rebuild roads and for other major recovery projects.

Cuomo said last week that if the Federal Emergency Management Agency didn't come through, he'd call the Legislature back into session to free up state money.

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Central New York News
4:35 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Flood Victims Look To Government For Assistance

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo listens to details of ‎#flood damage in ‎#Mohawk at a meeting with local officials ‎#CNY
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The waiting list for federal funds to help homeowners and businesses rebuild in the wake of flooding across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley is growing.

The flash flooding brought on by the heavy rains of June 27 and 28 devastated many communities across Central New York. Residents in many flooded communities along the Mohawk River are waiting for help - looking to Albany and Washington for assistance in cleanup and rebuilding.

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New York News
6:10 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Cuomo May Call Legislature Back For Flood Relief

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll call the state Legislature back to address recent upstate New York flooding if the federal government declines to issue a disaster declaration.

Cuomo issued an emergency declaration a week ago for 15 counties, followed by requesting a federal disaster declaration that would provide money for rebuilding.

He says owners of about 150 homes with significant damage need help, local governments need money for rebuilding roads and culverts and he's pushing for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster funds.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Appoints Moreland “Commission to Investigate Public Corruption”

Albany County DA David Soares, NY Gov Andrew Cuomo and NY AG Eric Schnedierman before announcement.
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This morning at the New York State Capitol, Governor Andrew Cuomo made good on his promise to establish a powerful investigative body to examine the state Board of Elections and potential wrongdoing by legislators in campaign fundraising.

Unable to sway legislators to agree on a package of campaign finance and legislative ethics reforms before the end of session last month, Governor Cuomo made it clear he intended to tackle public corruption in a year that has already seen several sitting state legislators indicted on federal corruption charges.

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New York News
9:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Severe Flood Warnings For New York Counties

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a disaster declaration for a number of counties that have been hit by severe storms and flooding.

Cuomo has activated the New York State Office of Emergency Management (NYSOEM) to closely monitor the impacted areas and to assist counties with ongoing rescue and recovery efforts.

Among the counties that the disaster declaration has been issued for include Broome, Chenango, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Tioga, Schoharie, St. Lawrence and Warren counties.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Session Leaves Cuomo's Agenda Unfinished

New York Governor Cuomo did not get all he wanted during the recently concluded legislative session, as abortion rights and campaign finance reform faltered in the final days of the session. But Cuomo seems to be putting the best face on what he did achieve and is trying to move on with plans that include an investigation of the legislature.

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WAMC News
6:04 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Cuomo To Announce Moreland Act Commission

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Governor Cuomo says he will be announcing his Moreland Act commission to investigate the campaign donation filings of the legislature in the “immediate future”, possibly as early as Thursday.

Cuomo failed to get lawmakers to agree on a package of campaign finance reforms,  and says he will now appoint a commission under the powers’ of the state’s Moreland Act, to investigate campaign filings at the State Board of Elections. The governor say in the end, it might even work out better.

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New York News
5:36 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Women's Equality Act Unfinished Business in the Legislature

The legislature left Albany last week with some unfinished business. They did not agree on New York Governor Andrews Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, and Cuomo says at least one house should return to pass some of the bill’s provisions.

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New York News
9:45 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Gov To Visit Colleges To Discuss Tax-Free NY Plan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is visiting three upstate college campuses to discuss the tax-free zones that were approved by the state Legislature last week.

In May, the governor unveiled his plan to give new employers and their employees 10 years of tax-free living if they locate on or near college campuses in New York state. Last Wednesday, the Cuomo administration changed the plan's name from Tax-Free New York to Start-Up New York.

The Legislature approved the plan on Friday as it wrapped up its 2013 session.

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