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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
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

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

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