New York Governer Andrew Cuomo

Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Blair Horner: The Cuomo Administration Is Criticized For Its Secrecy


The Cuomo Administration’s preference for secrecy – even at the expense of the public’s right to know – was criticized in a report by an independent fiscal watchdog.  The report examined the Administration’s plan to divert over a half billion dollars from New York City’s water quality program to construction of the new Tappen Zee Bridge.  The Tappen Zee Bridge links Rockland and Westchester counties in the southern Hudson Valley.  Construction of the new bridge could cost $4 billion.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Cuomo's New Women's Political Party Serves Multiple Purposes

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making women’s rights a central focus of his campaign, focusing on an abortion rights provision. The issue serves multiple purposes for the governor.

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New York News
5:02 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Cuomo To Make Third Out-Of-State Trip

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to visit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before Election Day.

Cuomo, speaking after marching in the Columbus Day parade, says he wants to make a trip to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the next couple of weeks.

“I’d like to get there before Election Day,” Cuomo said. “As a sign of respect to those two communities that I’ve worked with for a very long time.”

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New York News
11:46 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Cuomo Visits Afghanistan, Seeks Increased Security In New York

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Governor Cuomo spent the weekend in Afghanistan, as part of a contingent of four US governors on a trip to learn about counter terrorism measures.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Governor, Legislature Increasingly Rely On Publicly Funded Private Attorneys

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the legislature are spending around $1.3 million this year in payments to private law firms, and the public is paying for it, says a fiscally conservative study center.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree on Anti-Heroin Bills, Still Discussing Medical Marijuana

Demonstrators for medical marijuana at legislative session in Albany
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to a package of bills to combat heroin addiction, and say they are still discussing other issues, including medical marijuana, as the legislative session draws to a close. 

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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

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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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