New York Governer Andrew Cuomo

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Blair Horner: Governor Cuomo Unveils His Themes for Re-election

Last week, Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address.  In it, he followed the typical State of the State game-plan for incumbent governors: he delivered his priorities for the 2014 legislative session, spending much of the time describing past accomplishments and bolstering an image for the election campaign.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cuomo, VP Biden Meet On Infrastructure Rebuilding Plans

Credit Karen DeWitt

Governor Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016, if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run, but they had nothing but praise for one another.  

New York State received $6 billion dollars in federal aid after Superstorm Sandy, and Governor Cuomo invited Vice President Joe Biden to the State Capitol, to show him how he’s spending the money.

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Hudson Valley News
9:27 am
Sun November 10, 2013

Governor Cuomo Tours Construction Site For New Tappan Zee

Credit Courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday toured the construction site for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

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New York News
12:13 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Cuomo Looks To Former Rivals To Head Tax Cutting Commission

Credit Courtesy of the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is appointing a new tax cutting commission that he’s charged with finding ways of slicing state revenues by two to three billion dollars next year.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

GOP Leader Says There's Interest In Challenging Cuomo in '14

The primaries are over and the general election in November is still weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon- the 2014 statewide elections.  State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, in an interview with public radio and television, says he’s working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo, and he says several are interested.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo's "Death Penalty " Remarks on Failing Schools Draws Reaction

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The school year starts for school children in New York this week and next week. It comes amid concerns over low test scores for many of the state’s students, and harsh rhetoric from Governor Cuomo, saying he wants a “death penalty” option for dealing with failing schools. 

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Politics
6:10 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Cuomo Rebounds With Voters, Most Are Embarrassed By Weiner, Spitzer

Credit Pat Arnow

A new poll finds most New Yorkers are ashamed of the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for Mayor and Comptroller of New York City. The Siena College poll also finds that Governor Cuomo, in contrast, is enjoying a minor rebound with voters. 

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New York News
12:10 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Cuomo Spending His Time Upstate this Summer

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

 

Cuomo’s name is frequently mentioned as a possible Presidential contender in 2016, that is if former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t run. But the governor first has to think about an earlier date 2014 and his re election race, and how to shore up his support in upstate, where he’s been flagging in the polls.   

During the past several weeks, Governor Cuomo has spent much of his time in upstate New York.

He paddled in a whitewater rafting contest he organized  in the Adirondacks, to boost tourism.

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Concerning Police Dogs

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Credit Courtersy of Office of NYS Senator George Maziarz

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday signed two bills pertaining to police dogs. A Hudson Valley Assemblyman sponsored both.

One bill elevates to a Class E felony the killing of a police dog or police horse. Republican George Maziarz sponsored the bill in the Senate.

Maziarz and Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski, who sponsored the bill in the Assembly, point to a second police dog killing that occurred after the bill was introduced. Here’s Zebrowski:

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Hundreds Rally for Stalled NY Public Campaign Finance Bill

Supporters of public campaign financing rally at the New York State Capitol in Albany, May 29, 2013.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol to rally for public financing of political campaigns. The measure remains in limbo in the State Senate and Governor Cuomo faces questions on whether he’s working hard enough for the proposal to pass.
 
They came in busses from all over New York to give state lawmakers their message- big money is corrupting politics. They say the state should adopt New York City’s public campaign finance system, which allows candidates to match every dollar they collect in small donations with seven dollars of government funds.

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