New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

The big news last week was the new budget agreement.  As is increasingly the case, issues that had at best a tangential connection to the budget were part of the final agreement.  The issue that headlined the agreement included a hike in the state’s minimum wage.  The increase is phased in over a number of years and increases at different rates in different regions of the state.  The budget also included a requirement that employers offer paid family leave and lowered tax rates for New Yorkers making less than $300,000.

When New York lawmakers announced the state budget agreement last week, ethics reform was not part of the package. That’s likely to come up at tonight’s Albany Museum of Political Corruption roundtable discussion at the College of Saint Rose.

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New York's governor is planning upcoming trade trips to Italy and China.

With 49 cases so far in the state of New York, Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to combat transmission of the Zika virus.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nine additional Zika infections in pregnant women in the United States, while 49 verified cases of Zika in New Your State have prompted a response from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to combat potential transmission of the Zika Virus in communities across New York State. The plan targets the virus at its source – Aedes mosquitoes.

Leaders of three good government groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't doing enough to address Albany's chronic corruption problem.

Senator Kathy Marchione, Assemblyman John McDonald and Mike Elmendorf with Rebuild NY Now
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A coalition of labor groups and lawmakers seeking to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York’s infrastructure continued its campaign today in the Capital Region with a news conference in Wynantskill.

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Governor Cuomo has been spending more time on the road than at the State Capitol in recent weeks, on an election style campaign to promote his ideas, including a $15 minimum wage. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched his so-called Fair Housing Enforcement Program to root out racial and sexual discrimination in the housing market.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced more than $35 million in grants for capital projects at higher education institutions across the state. Some of the colleges are in the Hudson Valley.

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