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New York News
1:50 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

New York Governor Cuomo sends hundreds of plows to Long Island

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo assessing the winter storm aftermath with emergency responders on the Long Island Expressway, February 10, 2013.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says hundreds of plows from across the state were dispatched to Long Island to clear roads clogged up by a massive snowfall.

The governor says it's one of the largest mobilizations after a winter blizzard in the state's history.

Hundreds of motorists were stranded Saturday on the Long Island Expressway and other parts of Suffolk County. Even emergency equipment couldn't reach them.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Jon Campbell - Gannett News : Fracking deadlines approaching this week

Gannett New York State Government reporter Jon Campbell.

New York State officials are facing some hard deadlines over the next few weeks with regards to whether or not the state will allow the drilling of natural gas extraction wells using the controversial process known as hydrofracking.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke recently with Gannett New York State Government reporter Jon Campbell for an update on state’s fracking decision making process.

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New York News
12:11 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Cuomo administration says storm 'routine blizzard'

New York state Director of Operations Howard Glaser.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Director of Operations Howard Glaser is urging New Yorkers to get off the roads Friday afternoon to avoid being stranded.

However, Glaser downplayed the storm's severity. He told WGDJ-AM in Albany that the storm is in some ways a "routine blizzard."

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New York News
9:40 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Cuomo: NY state plows, road crews ready for storm

Governor Cuomo gives an update after a snowstorm caused additional damage from Hurricane Sandy. - November 8, 2012
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has more than 1,500 snow plows, about 470,000 tons of road salt and hundreds of highway workers ready to tackle what's expected to be the worst storm so far in 2013.

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New York News
4:04 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Update: Assemblyman apologizes after “Hitler would be proud (of Cuomo)” remark

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C-Melrose) speaks with Governor Andrew Cuomo following the 2012 state budget presentation on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
Credit Office of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, who represents parts of Albany, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer Counties, made the controversial remarks while answering a question about comments that Cuomo acted like a dictator when he expedited the passage of a sweeping package of gun control policy last month using a “message of necessity.”

“When you throw a bill at us in 20 minutes, and we’re told basically to shut up and vote, if that’s not dictatorial, I don’t know what is,” McLaughlin said.

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New York News
12:24 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Al Gore : Cuomo has "tough decision" to make on fracking

Al Gore
Credit Wikimedia Commons / World Resources Institute

Hydrofracking remains a controversial topic across the country, and perhaps no more so in New York, where state environmental and health officials are still determining if fracking can be done safely.

Yesterday, during a joint legislative hearing on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed executive budget, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens was peppered with questions from legislators about the administration’s fracking plans.

WAMC’s Joe Donohue spoke with former Vice President Al Gore and asked how he would advise Cuomo on the issue.

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New York News
4:35 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

New York passes 1st US gun control bill since Connecticut massacre

Gov. Cuomo sings gun control bill
Credit Karen DeWitt

  The unique new governing coalition in the New York State Senate passed its first test , on the first full day of session, when Senators approved a sweeping gun control package urged by Governor Cuomo.Senator Jeff Klein, the leader of the five member faction of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference, took a gamble breaking away from the rest of the Democrats and forming the dominant governing coalition with the now 30 Republican Senators.

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Vox Pop
1:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Gun Control : 1/15/13

An AK-47 assault rifle.
Credit wikipedia commons

Today, New York is expected to become the first state to enact major gun control policy following last month’s tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or SAFE Act, includes a ban on all pre-1994 high capacity ammunition magazines, a ban on any magazine that holds over 7 rounds, and real-time background checks on ammunition purchases to alert law enforcement of high volume purchasing.

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New York News
9:35 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

New York poised to be 1st to pass post-massacre gun bill

Credit Pat Arnow

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Only days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal on gun control is ready to become law.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Republican State Senator Expects NY Gun Vote Today

Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R., Monroe County

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —  The first Republican senator to emerge from a five-hour private session says he expects the New York Legislature to vote on a gun control bill by the end of the day.


State Senator Michael Nozzolio from Monroe County says there are a number of concerns remaining, but he expects the vote.


The issue would not be coming to the floor under Albany rules if it wasn't almost sure to pass.


People familiar with closed-door negotiations say a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.

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