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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.

HV Schools Receive NYS Funding

Jun 13, 2014
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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.

5/30/14 Panel

May 30, 2014

  

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, and Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Working Families Party
Deval Patrick
Veteran's Affairs
First Lady's School Lunch Plan Setback
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5/29/14 Panel

May 29, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Kingston Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Editor of the Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Defense Policy reset?
Ukraine
Veterans Affairs
Liberals v. Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a challenge from the left leaning members of his own party, that will play out at the end of the week in the Working Families Party convention.  In addition, a progressive Democrat and wealthy businessman who’s been a harsh critic of Cuomo is threatening to try to get on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor.

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Hours before President Obama spoke at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Thursday, area residents lined up along Main Street to send their own message.

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