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Hudson Valley News
8:26 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Feds Approve $1.6 Billion Loan To Build TZ Bridge

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.

The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”

The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.

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Hudson Valley News
6:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Relief Commission

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Calling on some former political rivals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the formation of a Tax Relief Commission.

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New York News
6:05 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Groups Want Cuomo-Sponsored Probe to Look at Campaign Loophole

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A leading government reform group has some advice for Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission investigations. They say there's a major loophole that has allowed $98 million dollars in unlimited donations to flow into what’s known as party housekeeping accounts.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

With One Week To Go in Session, Cuomo Campaigns Across State for Agenda

It’s getting down to the wire for major pieces of legislation as the end of session approaches in Albany, including women’s rights and campaign finance reform. There are no agreements yet, but as Karen DeWitt reports, that’s not unusual in a government that operates on last minute deals.

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Hudson Valley News
8:31 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

NY Governor Visits Vassar To Tout Women's Equality Act

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Poughkeepsie Wednesday as part of his tour to push his Women’s Equality Act. Meanwhile, a Hudson Valley state Assemblyman is calling on Cuomo to have Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver removed from office following what could be a new development in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

Cuomo spoke at Vassar College, urging the roomful of supporters to make the Women’s Equality Act a reality before the fast approaching end of this year’s legislative session.

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Hudson Valley News
3:04 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Hudson Valley State Senator Wants Three Casinos In The Catskills

A state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation that would allow for up to seven casino licenses, three of which would be for the Catskills.

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Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo Takes Tax-Free NY Idea To New Paltz

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken his new tax-free plan for businesses on the road. He was in the Hudson Valley today, touting his plan to allow new businesses to operate tax-free on SUNY campuses across New York.

One day after first introducing the plan at several stops across the state, Cuomo was back at it Thursday, delivering a speech at the State University of New York at New Paltz, which would be one of the 64 SUNY campuses statewide designated as tax–free for new businesses.

He says 55 of the 64 campuses are in upstate New York.

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New York News
5:42 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Controversy Causes Fracking Consultant to Resign from Industry Lobby Group

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Opponents of hydro fracking are charging there’s a potential conflict of interest with a consultant to Governor Cuomo’s environmental agency. They are asking that the years-long review of fracking in New York be restarted. The controversy caused the consultant in question to sever all ties with a gas industry lobby group.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:20 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Liz Benjamin: The Future of Wilson Pakula

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Why is Governor Andrew Cuomo trying to neuter the leaders of New York’s most prominent minor political parties?

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New York News
8:51 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Cuomo's Budget Victory Tour Overshadowed by Scandals in the Legislature

April 3, 2013, Oswego - Governor Cuomo Signs 2013-14 New York State Budget in Oswego.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on a statewide tour to promote the newly passed state budget, saying it shows that the state is functional again. But not everyone is completely convinced.
 
Governor Cuomo has been touring major upstate regions, promoting the passage of the third on time or early budget in a row. In Buffalo, he held up a hockey puck as a prop, comparing the achievement to hockey’s “hat trick”.

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