New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Cuomo spent the early part of this week in a marathon bill signing, and vetoing, session.  The governor rejected an unusually high number of bills, and some supporters of the vetoed measures aren’t pleased.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued his first public comments since his former top aide and other former associates were indicted on corruption charges just before Thanksgiving.

Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at the Capital Region Sustainable Development Conference in Schenectady.
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This morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the HUD secretary spoke at the Capital Region Sustainable Development Conference in Schenectady.

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New York’s top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, stood with civil rights advocates Thursday, denouncing a rash of alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents that have occurred since the election of Donald Trump.

 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a new position to review state contracts following charges of bid-rigging in state economic development programs.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced the completion of a bridge replacement in Ulster County.

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The battle is heating up over a statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants that pits Governor Andrew Cuomo against a coalition of "good-government groups."

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered state police, SUNY police, and the State Division of Human Rights to investigate an alleged hate crime that took place on the SUNY Geneseo campus Friday.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is adopting a more conciliatory tone toward President-elect Donald Trump, after Cuomo called Trump “un- New York” in the final days of the campaign.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says one of the reasons he is actively campaigning for Democrats to take over the New York State Senate, is that he believes he will have more success getting ethics changes done without the GOP in charge.

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Hillary Clinton’s widening lead over Donald Trump, is likely to affect down ballot races for Congress , where there are several contested seats, and for control of the State Senate in New York, where Republicans are barely clinging to the majority.

New York is cracking down on Airbnb rentals with one of the nation's toughest laws on short-term rentals.

New Yorkers have again set a record for online voter registration ahead of this year's presidential election.

Verizon is closing call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, drawing the ire of the governor's office.

Reformers kept up the pressure last week for Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature to overhaul the state’s economic development programs.  In a letter to the state’s political leaders, the groups urged that steps be taken to reduce the risk of corruption in how the state doles out government contracts.

Oil Spill Cleanup At Indian Point Is Under Way

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The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation will continue oversight of the cleanup of Friday’s oil spill at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County. The governor and DEC commissioner have visited the plant, and a plant spokesman says cleanup likely will take a few days.

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An undetermined amount of oil has spilled at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in suburban New York.

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Authorities say they've arrested a fifth suspect in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the hours before last year's

West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is catching criticism from conservationists for reeling in a 154.5-pound thresher shark off Long Island. The Democrat tweeted pictures of his catch Sunday.

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An ethics bill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says will increase accountability and transparency was signed into law Wednesday. But good-government groups say the measure is just a band-aid on chronic corruption in Albany.

New York state has new rules to stop independent political groups from unfairly helping candidates for elected office — though critics say the measure won't fix chronic corruption in Albany and could have negative unintended consequences.

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A federal audit says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration mismanaged $22 million spent to promote tourism in areas affected by three damaging storms.

The Whipple Cast and Wrought Iron Bowstring Truss Bridge. locally known as the Normanskill Farm Bridge, is located near the entrance to Stevens Farm in southwestern Albany, New York, United States. It was built in 1867.
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In July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $200 million in enhanced assistance for local governments over the next two years to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts statewide. The timing is critical.

New York has established a certification program for the state's food producers who maintain certain agricultural practices for environmental conservation and safety.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s Comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs.

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New York State is making progress toward its goal of providing 100 percent broadband internet access to every household and business by the end of 2018.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is paying a former prosecutor up to $450,000 for his review of the Buffalo Billion project.

It's been a bad few months for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs.

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Two weeks after lawmakers left Albany, New Yorkers still have their doubts when it comes to ethics reform in the state legislature.

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