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Governor Andrew Cuomo announces broadband funding in Plattsburgh
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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants New York to be the first state to offer 100 percent broadband.  Phase Three to complete the goal is beginning, and the governor was in Plattsburgh Wednesday to announce that the North Country will receive substantial funding to fill in coverage gaps.

Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read (right) leads Governor Andrew Cuomo (center) on tour of flood damaged Underwood Mobile Home Park
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Governor Andrew Cuomo toured flood-damaged areas of Plattsburgh this morning and promised state aid to residents forced out of their homes.

Assemblyman D. Billy Jones
Assemblyman D. Billy Jones

Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out his vision for the 2018 legislative session in Albany, lawmakers around the state are weighing in. New York Assemblyman D. Billy Jones represents the 115th district in northern New York, which includes Clinton and Franklin counties and four towns in St. Lawrence County.  The first-term Democrat says he is still mulling over the speech and wants to see how the proposals mesh with the governor’s upcoming budget proposal, which is due in two weeks.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will work to oust New York Republicans from Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is blasting Senate Republicans for advancing their tax overhaul legislation.

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New York state has launched a new effort to examine cancer trends.

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.

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Speaking alongside New York’s newest and first openly gay judge on the state’s highest court, Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Paul Feinman’s legal experience and also marked the occasion of his appointment to New York Court of Appeals on the same day as New York City’s annual Pride March.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says the New York state Legislature fell down on the job by leaving town without passing an extension of mayoral control for the New York City schools, and he has not ruled out calling them back for a special session.

Legislative Session Going Down To The Wire In Albany

Jun 16, 2017
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The New York state legislature is approaching its final week of the 2017 session, and agreements on outstanding issues, including mayoral control over the state’s largest school system, remain elusive.

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.

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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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