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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.

New York State leaders have agreed upon a fiscal year 2018 spending plan a week after the April 1st deadline. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the creation of a New York-Israel Commission to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the Empire State and Jewish state.

Critics: Cuomo Administration Shorting School Aid

Jan 26, 2017
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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.

A bill that would have required the state to cover the costs of providing legal services for indigent populations has been vetoed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo Commutes Sentence For Brinks Robbery Driver

Dec 31, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced the pardons of 101 New Yorkers who committed non-violent crimes as 16- and 17-year-olds and who have had clean records for at least 10 years. Cuomo announced other pardons and commutations. And one is being criticized by the Rockland County executive.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the explosion that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday night on Sunday morning.

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Popular daily fantasy sports sites still face uncertainty in New York even after state lawmakers passed legislation designed to regulate them.

The state capitol in Albany.
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Hours before the close of the 2016 legislative session early Saturday morning, lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday reached an agreement on a 5-point ethics reform plan.

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New Yorkers will now be able to order a drink, or two, with their brunch, or in some cases breakfast, at bars and restaurants on Sunday morning.  The current law forbids sale of alcohol before noon on Sunday. But starting when Governor Cuomo signs the bill into law, alcohol will be available starting two hours earlier.

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About a month before the racing season begins, fans gathered in Saratoga Springs today, rejecting a re-privatization plan for the New York Racing Association pitched by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The group is advocating for a plan passed this afternoon by both houses of the state legislature.

John Hendrickson, a special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo on the NYRA reorganization board and husband of Saratoga socialite Marylou Whitney, recently left his seat.

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In solidarity with Israel, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an executive order against the BDS Movement.

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Some Saratoga Springs area residents have come together to criticize what they say is a move by the Cuomo administration to retain public control of the New York Racing Association, the organization that oversees thoroughbred racing in the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced legislation to fight the AIDS epidemic in New York.

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In an unexpected announcement, retiring Congressman Chris Gibson said Monday he will not run for New York governor in 2018. The one definitive plan he mentioned was having accepted a one-term teaching post at Williams College in Massachusetts.

The New York State legislature has been on a three week break. In their absences, federal investigations into aides close to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor  Bill de Blasio have intensified, spurring even more calls for reform.

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A temporary filtration system is up and running in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls. The community near the Vermont border has been grappling with the chemical PFOA in its public water supply. On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a much anticipated visit to review the work done so far.

Opinions Come Forth About Naming The New NY Bridge

Feb 23, 2016
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With the new Tappan Zee Bridge now about two years from completion, talk continues about what the bridge will be called. One Hudson Valley assemblyman wants to see it named in honor of veterans while others prefer it pays respect to a late governor.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rallied in Rockland County Monday for paid family leave and, in his opening remarks, he mentioned an unrelated topic.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Rockland County today, rallying support for paid family leave, a proposal he unveiled in his combined State of the State/budget address. Cuomo told a roomful of supporters in West Haverstraw waving “Strong Families Strong New York” banners that his proposal would benefit especially women, minorities and low-income workers as well as strengthen families, the workforce and economy.

  Retiring Congressman Chris Gibson of Kinderhook is meeting with the press in just a few minutes to discuss his exploratory committee to run for governor of New York in 2018.

But the Republican talked with WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Congressional Corner first. 

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County and New York’s governor Saturday called for state officials to investigate.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County.

Reform groups are giving Governor Cuomo an A for effort on his ethics proposals, but they say some of them need to go further, and Cuomo needs to follow through and actually get the plans enacted into law.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released his State of the State message and $143 billion budget spending plan, including $1 billion more for schools next year, and ethics reforms. 

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  Governor Cuomo is scheduled to give his State of the State speech on Wednesday. The governor has already spent the past week rolling out a lengthy agenda for the New Year.

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  Governor Cuomo has some big ideas for rebuilding the state’s neglected infrastructure. But will it come with a big price tag?

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Carey Gabay.

There’s been an unusual focus on upstate New York among top state politicians from the downstate area in recent weeks.  

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