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Karen DeWitt

New York faces fiscal challenges in 2018, but that has not stopped groups from asking for more money in the new state budget, including agencies that provide care to people with disabilities.

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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Norsk Titanium is the only company that manufactures FAA-approved structural titanium components for the aerospace industry using a patented rapid plasma 3D printing technique.  Based in Norway, its global manufacturing facility is located in Plattsburgh.  On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the plant and officially dedicated the facility.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Cuomo now says he’s returning all of the money donated to his campaign from disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein.

Cuomo initially returned $50,000 donated from Weinstein to the governor’s 2018 re lection campaign. The governor said he’d already spent over $60,000 that the politically liberal movie mogul had donated to previous campaigns, and so could not give it back.

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the Capital Region Sustainable Development Conference in Schenectady.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the Daily News about Governor Cuomo's petition for Donald Trump to denounce white supremacist groups, possible Democratic challengers to the Governor in 2018, and continuing issues with the Independent Democratic Conference splintering the NY state Senate.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats.

The Statue Of Justice
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The State Senate is likely to confirm New York Governor Cuomo’s nomination to fill the latest vacancy on the state’s highest court.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A residency requirement for college students seeking free tuition at New York’s public colleges is drawing criticism. Governor Andrew Cuomo defends the late addition to the plan, approved as part of the state budget earlier this month.

Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses budget in Lake Placid
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid this morning to tout the benefits of the just-passed state budget for the North Country region.

Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines North Country budget initaitives
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his proposed state spending plan to a North Country audience Monday, highlighting what he says are the plan’s benefits for the upstate region and announcing plans to enhance tourism venues in the Adirondacks.

Plattsburgh International Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport

During his State of the State address in Albany Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new funding to enhance and revitalize the Plattsburgh International Airport. The new funds will be used to enhance aerospace and general aviation facilities as a separate terminal upgrade is completed.

With most schools on winter break right now, certified educational planner Lynell Engelmyer is in the studio this afternoon to talk about planning for college.

Cuomo Pushes For Democratic Takeover Of State Senate

Oct 26, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets crowd of union workers after speech on raising  the minimum wage at a rally outside the State Capitol on Tuesday.
Karen Dewitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a step deeper into the partisan politics of the state Senate Tuesday night, telling two Democratic factions they’ll have to work together if the November elections go their way.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters during a visit to the Adirondacks today that he has not been subpoenaed as part of the investigation into two former aides. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the governor also tried to deflect any implication that he was directly aware of the staffers’ actions.

Budget Experts Say Not All Of Cuomo's Numbers Add Up

Jan 15, 2016
The state capitol in Albany
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been touting a massive infrastructure plan, but budget experts say much of the funding for the projects, estimated to cost $100 billion, remains unresolved, even with the release of Cuomo’s new budget plan. They also question what they say is a cost-shift from the state to New York City.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined numerous initiatives in his combined budget and State of the State speech on Wednesday. North Country officials for the most part are pleased with the governor’s plans.

The Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and central New York have each won $500 million in state funds as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's upstate economic development competition.

It was a dramatic end to a three-week manhunt Sunday when a police officer felled the remaining fugitive from the Clinton Correctional facility less than two miles from the Canadian border. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, both fugitives are accounted for and no civilians or law enforcement officers were hurt.

Escaped murderer Richard Matt is dead. Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Malone, a village about 30 miles west of the prison and 50 miles west of Plattsburgh,  with law enforcement officers Friday night to describe the events that led to the death of the convict that escaped the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility three weeks ago.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a state investigation into how two killers escaped from a maximum-security prison will look into whether reforms are needed.

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The search for fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat intensified overnight as law enforcement focused on a rural area about a mile and a half from the Clinton Correctional prison in upstate New York.  The heightened activity came hours after the New York and Vermont governors announced joint endeavors to catch the duo.

Cuomo Admits Corruption Cloud Hampering Deals

Jun 10, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledges that the cloud of corruption over the capitol is making it harder to achieve end of session deals. Cuomo says currently, there are no deals on any end of session issues, including renewal of New York City rent laws and a related property tax cap, or an education tax credit the governor is pushing.

Cuomo Hits Low Point In New Poll

Jun 3, 2015
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A third poll in as many weeks shows Governor Andrew Cuomo losing popularity with voters. This time it’s Quinnipiac University, which puts the governor’s rating at it’s lowest ever.

Poll: Cuomo's Ratings At Lowest Point Yet

May 26, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office.

Top lawmakers and several business leaders from around New York state will join Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba.

Cuomo Demands Non-PC Answers From State Ed Officials

Dec 18, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has written a letter to state education officials, saying he wants answers on why 99 percent of teachers scored highly on the most recent evaluations, while other data shows two-thirds of school children performing below acceptable levels in math and English.

In January, New York’s highest court will have two fewer judges.  Only five of the seven slots will be filled, due to a mandatory retirement and delays by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Senate over confirmation hearings.

The state’s Education Conference Board says now that the economy is improving and the state has a multi-billion dollar surplus, it’s time to end years of what they say is underspending on New York’s schools.

Cuomo, Astorino Differ On Ebola Precautions

Oct 7, 2014
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The topic of preventing the Ebola virus in New York State has become part of the governor’s race after the Republican candidate proposed that flights be banned from countries with Ebola outbreaks.

Gov. Cuomo Faces Deadline To Name Judge

Sep 30, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Cuomo has until the end of this week to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. His choices include the reappointment of a Republican woman judge who currently holds the seat  and several Democratic alternatives.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondacks today to cut the ribbon for a new firehouse and get an update on a road construction project.

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