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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cuomo Says Voters Will Decide Whether Gambling Expands In New York

Gambling may expand across Upstate New York.
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New York Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.  

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New York News
8:37 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Governor Signs Casino Gaming Bill

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ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation on Tuesday that will now put the issue of legalizing casino gaming before voters in November.

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New York News
7:24 am
Mon July 29, 2013

NY Toughens Law Against Drunken Driving

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new law meant to keep more drunken drivers off New York roads.

The new law makes it a felony to drive drunk on a conditional license.

Motorists who lose their license for drunken driving may be issued a conditional license, limited to essential trips like work, school and medical appointments.

While driving drunk on a revoked license was already a felony, doing it on a conditional license has been only a traffic infraction.

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New York News
12:19 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Cuomo And Political Theater

Could New York Governor Andrew Cuomo be thinking about a 2016 White House run? Speculation is on the rise following a television interview that aired this morning.

The Cuomo administration has been quiet about the upcoming presidential campaign.  CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford spoke with the governor in the Adirondacks over the weekend, where Cuomo reaffirmed he has no interest in a run for the White House, explaining he is focused on "being the best governor that I can be.”

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New York News
7:10 am
Mon July 22, 2013

NY Gov, NYC Mayor Face Off On Adirondack River

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Two of New York's top officials are making waves in the Adirondacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will paddle down the Indian River in a whitewater rafting race at noon today on the second day of Cuomo's inaugural Adirondack Challenge festival in Indian Lake.

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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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