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(Airs 8/8/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and Politics. On this week’s Gazette:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping his campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said his office is looking into possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering in the activities of the Moreland Commission. Our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on how these developments might affect November’s election. And, we’ll take a look at a unique new state law enforcement training program.

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Details about alleged interference in an ethics probe by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aides are leaking out daily, and most newspapers have run critical editorials. But it remains to be seen how deeply the controversy will affect the race for governor, where Cuomo is still the front-runner by a wide margin.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day  shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.

Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of  $35,037,071.40.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.

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  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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The New York State Senate is not likely to meet again until next January, but the fight for leadership of the chamber has already begun.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced three schools in the Hudson Valley that will be included in a second round of funding as part of state’s community schools initiative.

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  The 2014 legislative session has just eight working days left to go, with the closing day scheduled for June 20. As lawmakers prepare to return for the final two weeks, there’s uncertainty whether anything will get done, now that Governor Cuomo has publicly vowed to try to oust the current Senate leadership. 

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The leader of the New York State Senate Democrats says if Governor Andrew Cuomo is successful in helping retake the chamber for Democrats in the fall elections, she expects the Senate to be much more functional than it was the last time the Democrats were in power.

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