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After the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed New York's state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is upping the stakes in his disagreement with Republicans on the state and federal levels over the right to choose abortion, now that President Trump has announced his choice of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Cuomo, a Democrat, now says he’ll sue the federal government if the court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

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Municipalities with infrastructure projects that protect or improve local water quality can get some of the $275 million in funding available from New York state.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has dropped a proposal to build a tunnel under Long Island Sound.

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Last Tuesday, the New York state Assembly voted to reestablish net metering of community solar power. The bill did not pass I the Senate before the legislative session ended later in the week. The value of solar has now become a major issue.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Andrew Cuomo's tour of a facility in New York holding immigrant children separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally before President Trump reversed his administration's position this week. Dr. Chartock also discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision on online retailer sales tax.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans within the next several days to file a lawsuit against the federal government over the treatment of immigrant children separated from their parents. He says that around 70 children are being held at facilities in New York.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is moving ahead on a recommendation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, a move immediately criticized by Cuomo’s Republican opponent for governor.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the New York attorney general's lawsuit against the Trump Foundation. Dr. Chartock also discusses the recent Siena poll showing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the frontrunner in the gubernatorial race. 

Five months before Election Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking strong to win a third term, according to the latest Siena poll released this morning.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the anti-sexual harassment policies enacted in the state budget are among the strongest in the nation, but his political rivals say the governor has not done enough to respond to allegations of sexual harassment in his own administration.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts following Monday's U.S.-North Korea Summit in Singapore. Dr. Chartock also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for new gun safety legislation. The Democrat kicked off his statewide bus tour Monday in New York City.

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New York's governor is calling for a federal investigation into the U.S. government's response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.

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Updated June 6, 2018 to include NYSERDA statement.

A new coalition is calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to amend solar power goals statewide.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed an expansion to his Extreme Risk Protection Order bill to give teachers the power to go to court to prevent a student’s access to guns, if they suspect the student might bring a gun to school and potentially engage in a school shooting.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called in past Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him, as he received the overwhelming support of delegates at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island Thursday.

Another Albany Skyway brainstorming session is scheduled for tonight.

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After weeks of rumors about whether New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could leave the ticket, the Democrat picked up endorsements from local elected Democratic women Wednesday near the capitol.

Storm Leaves Destruction In The Hudson Valley

May 16, 2018

Following Tuesday’s severe weather in the Hudson Valley, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toured storm damage in Putnam County and delivered a recovery update Wednesday. And he spoke about two deaths in Orange County.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he’s appointed Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas as a special prosecutor to look into the domestic violence accusations against disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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The 62-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge was officially retired in October. And there was a milestone reached this week in its dismantling. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo led a boat tour with reporters Tuesday to talk about that milestone and how the pieces from the old bridge will be put to use.

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Actor Cynthia Nixon, who is running for New York governor in a Democratic primary against incumbent Andrew Cuomo, released her tax filings on Friday. She and her spouse earned $1.9 million dollars last year, and paid nearly $200,000 in taxes.

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Commissioner Rose Harvey discusses the installation of solar panels on the roof of the state Historic Sites’ headquarters building on Peebles Island.
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Solar panels are popping up at state parks in New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at Peebles Island Wednesday for what state officials heralded as a "major" clean energy announcement.

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New York's governor is threatening to sue federal immigration officials following a raid on an upstate dairy farm that he says was illegal.

Democrat Shelley Mayer Wins NYS Senate Race

Apr 25, 2018
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In a race that drew statewide attention, Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer defeated Republican Julie Killian for a New York Senate seat in lower Westchester County on Tuesday. Though Democrats have a numerical advantage, it appears the Republicans still have control of the chamber.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Tuesday's special elections for state legislature seats. The two also discuss Cynthia Nixon's use of media in New York's 2018 gubernatorial race.

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A central New York dairy farmer says seven federal immigration officers came onto his property without permission, arrested a Guatemalan worker without producing a warrant and handcuffed the farmer when he video-recorded their actions.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on South Korean talks to end the war with North Korea.  Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order extending voting rights to parolees. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a speech at the annual meeting of the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Wednesday, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he offered remedies to fix the nation’s Democratic Party.

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