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New York News
7:57 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Bill Would Expand NY Gambling Without Voter OK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms he is proposing a back-up plan to expand gambling even if voters turn down his casino gambling referendum this fall.

Cuomo spokeswoman Melissa DeRosa says the governor proposes video slot machine centers if his proposal for four Las Vegas-type casinos is defeated. He says he wants to make sure there is an option to produce revenue for local governments and schools if casinos are rejected.

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New York News
7:44 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Senecas, State Reach Western NY Gambling Deal

New York State and Seneca Indian Nation leaders have announced a deal to resolve a long-running dispute over western New York gambling rights and revenue.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Seneca President Barry Snyder said Thursday that $630 million in payments withheld by the tribe after it said the state broke an agreement granting it exclusive gambling rights will be divided up between three cities with Seneca casinos, the state and the tribe.

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New York News
8:14 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Texas Gov. Perry , NY Gov. Cuomo Spar Over Jobs

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The governors of Texas and New York are in a shootout over job poaching.

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is poking fun at New York ahead of his upcoming trip to convince businesses there to move to his state. In $600,000 worth of radio spots that began airing Wednesday in New York City and Albany, he scoffs at the state's "new New York" promotional campaign. He says it looks a lot like the "old New York," with high taxes and stifling regulations.

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New York News
8:07 am
Thu June 13, 2013

NY Legislature To Require Heart Screens Of Babies

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New York's Legislature has agreed to require newborns to be tested for a congenital heart defect under a new, quick screening process.

The measure would require all birthing facilities to administer the test called pulse oximetry screening.

The new procedure provides early detection of heart defects that could be addressed quickly by surgery, potentially saving babies' lives.

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New York News
11:57 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Cuomo Pushes For Women's Equality Act

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Andrew Cuomo's office kicked-started the day by spreading word that the Governor had published an op-ed in The Huffington Post titled "Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights.” The timing seems right: women's groups are rallying this noonhour at the State Capitol in Albany, on the heels of Cuomo's mid-morning press event the 10-point "Women's Equality Act" which includes strengthening abortion rights in New York.

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New York News
2:44 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Tax-Free NY Not For Everyone

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been touring New York touting his Tax-Free New York proposal. Despite Cuomo's “speak, rinse, repeat” approach, not everybody's on board.

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New York News
6:05 am
Wed May 29, 2013

County Lawmakers OK Oneida Indian Deal

New York Legislators in Oneida County have approved a state-brokered agreement with the Oneida Indians involving land claims and gambling rights.

Members of the Oneida County Board of Legislators on Tuesday voted 16 to 13 to approve the broad agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.

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Politics
5:56 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

In Final Month Of Session, Questions Over What Will Get Done

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The steady drumbeat of scandal after scandal in the New York state legislature has led many to wonder whether lawmakers can focus on passing any major bills by the end of the session, which is fast approaching. As Karen DeWitt reports, the legislature returns Wednesday and has just four work weeks to act on items ranging from campaign finance reform to abortion rights, to economic development plans.

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New York News
7:22 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Effort Emerges To Solve Local NY Government Crisis

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A New York county executive plans to announce a new effort to bring fiscally stressed local governments together to share their best ideas before they become "distressed" under a new state definition.

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein wants local governments to help each other before they reach the "distressed" status that could trigger state involvement in restructuring local operations.

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New York News
6:13 am
Fri May 24, 2013

NY Gov: Fracking Decision To Come Before Election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he'll make a decision on whether to allow shale gas fracking before the 2014 election.

Cuomo says he's waiting for his state health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, to report on his own health review. The Democratic governor told the editorial board at the Post-Standard in Syracuse on Wednesday that he had expected Shah's review to be finished by now, but it should be done in the next several weeks.

He made similar remarks in February.

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