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Governor Andrew Cuomo says it's time New York made it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody.

In these pictures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's flickr account,, the governor holds his new dog "Captain" during a conference of mayors in Albany, N.Y.
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New York's first family has a new first dog.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s poll numbers are down. In fact, according to the latest Siena College poll, the Democrat’s net favorability rating is down 19 points from January to February. His favorable rating is down from 62 percent to 53 percent and his unfavorable rating is up from 30 percent to 40 percent. 

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The government's star witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was arrested shortly after testifying that he breached the terms of his cooperation agreement, authorities said Friday.

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New York Republicans are seeking political advantage in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide. One of the governor’s opponents is pressuring Cuomo to answer some of the revelations in the trial about how state business was conducted, and whether a pay to play “atmosphere” was created.

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It took $330 million to build Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. The gambling hall is celebrating its first anniversary today.

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Testimony at the trial of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco, has highlighted some practices inside the Democrat’s office that government reform groups say is at the very least questionable, and possibly even illegal.

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A key witness is taking the stand in the corruption trial of a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The hundreds of tourism signs the Cuomo administration installed along New York's highways could wind up costing the state $14 million in federal funding.

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New York state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released his $168 billion budget proposal Tuesday. His rationale for a good part of the spending plan focused on combating the new federal tax legislation. Reaction to the proposal is mixed.

Part two of a new Siena Research Institute poll released this week finds Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoying his best favorability rating in years. The poll also measured New Yorkers' feelings about the new tax law. 

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Two New York state assemblymembers from Westchester County are fighting back against the new federal tax law with legislation of their own. As for tax reforms Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his State of the State address earlier this month, the lawmakers say they’re awaiting details but generally like the concepts.

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New York state is stepping in to help thousands of Salvadorans facing deportation following a decision by the Trump administration.

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The leader of New York's Republican Party remains upbeat about the GOP's chances against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo this fall, even though the number of potential Republican candidates continues to shrink.

Troopers and other law enforcement officers assemble outside Siena College following services for Michael Anson.
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New York State Trooper Michael Anson was remembered today for three decades of service. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports from Anson’s funeral service at Siena College.

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A new report is slamming the state of New York for the slow pace of expansion in pre-kindergarten programs.

EPA Delays Decision On GE's Hudson River PCB Cleanup

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has informed General Electric that its decision about whether to formally determine that the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup is complete is delayed. Meantime, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent a letter to the EPA, saying additional cleanup would accelerate recovery of the river and its resources.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his eighth State of the State speech Wednesday, told lawmakers that 2018 will be the “most challenging” year, and that they will have to fight against what he says are “threats” from the federal government. The Democrat also announced steps to combat sexual harassment and reform the state’s criminal justice system.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2018 State of the State address today. Here to discuss what the Democrat had to say is WAMC's Alan Chartock, Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group and ​Morgan Hook – a communications specialist who has worked for SUNY and Governors David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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A New York "cigarette strike force" has seized more than 1.5 Million illegal cigars -- a 476 percent increase from last year...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has selected 23 historic sites for inclusion on the state and national registers of historic places.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, who’s vowed to lead a campaign against New York’s Republican Congressional representatives in the 2018 elections, has spent the final weeks of 2017 feuding with them over their votes on the federal tax overhaul bill.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose $11.5 million for afterschool programs, job training and other educational efforts in a bid to stem gang violence.

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There’s now one official candidate running for governor of New York in 2018, and that’s the Assembly’s Republican leader Brian Kolb. He announced in a video released Tuesday.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would block plans to move a child psychiatric center to the campus of an existing adult mental health facility in Buffalo. 

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New York State Parks are open for free on Black Friday.

The Cuomo administration says it's implementing new regulations that require employers to pay workers extra when they're called in at the last minute.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a conference call with California Governor Jerry Brown Friday, singled out two New York GOP Congressmen for criticism, after they voted for a budget measure that clears the way for a vote on the GOP plan to overhaul the tax system.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello may visit New York next week to see how the state rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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