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Efforts by the state and nonprofit organizations to boost the number of New Yorkers registered to donate their organs are paying off.

Karen DeWitt

TV’s Sex and the City star and education advocate Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the minor party Working Families Party at a meeting in Albany Saturday. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is running in a Democratic primary against Nixon, dropped out of contention for the party’s nomination Friday night, after delegates were leaning toward Nixon.

“I am so proud to accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party,” Nixon told the enthusiastic crowd of progressive and activist groups.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Tensions between Democratic New York Governor Cuomo and the left wing of his party have heightened after the governor attended a fundraiser to raise campaign money for a now disbanded group of breakaway Senate Democrats.

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The political activist group Citizen Action has endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York governor. It’s the second grassroots organization to endorse the New York City actor in two days.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, seeking a third term in office, is facing challenges both from the left of his party and from a new Republican candidate. But the two candidates, Cynthia Nixon and Marc Molinaro, share a common theme – they say they are nicer than Cuomo.

Stanley Fritz of Citizen Action is one of many who spoke against the state budget's priories at a rally on the Million Dollar Staircase at the New York State Capitol on Wednesday.
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Budget talks are stalled one day before a self-imposed deadline of March 30 set by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature. Meanwhile, groups left out of the deal are expressing their dismay.

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Talks on the state budget were stalled just days before the March 30th deadline, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers continue negotiations. Groups pressing for additional issues that are in the governor’s budget plan have still not given up hope.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is condemning President Donald Trump's latest ban on transgender troops.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the legislature have come forward with a letter, asking that the issue be taken out of the budget, to allow more time for public input.

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In the days since actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon indicated she might want to run against Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for New York governor, Cuomo has made a number of public appearances and taken several steps to shore up his political base.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday spoke publicly for the first time since his former closest aide was convicted of running two bribery schemes while working for the Democrat and managing Cuomo’s reelection campaign.

Former Cuomo Aide Percoco Guilty Of Corruption

Mar 13, 2018
Thurgood Marshall Federal Court House in lower Manhattan
Karen DeWitt

A federal jury found New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joe Percoco guilty on three counts of bribery and conspiracy to commit honest service fraud, in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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As a jury continues to deliberate in the bribery trial of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, the Democrat has been keeping his focus on other matters, including appearing with former Vice President Al Gore to talk about energy and the environment.

 NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expressing condolences after learning that the crew in the crash was based at Stewart.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s unconcerned about the possibility of a primary from the left by Cynthia Nixon, and even made a joking linking to the actor and Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday expressed frustration with his fellow Democrats on the national level for what he characterized as inaction on gun control.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at Marist College in Poughkeepsie today, touting his proposed budget with highlights in the Hudson Valley. He included a few announcements that came as news, mainly in the area of economic development.

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With campaigns heating up in New York’s top statewide races, Republicans from the Hudson Valley are being mentioned as potential candidates. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, who had considered running against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced in early January that he would not enter the race. Now, the Republican is being urged to reconsider. Meantime, an attorney from Westchester County is considering challenging Democratic state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

NY Gov. Cuomo's Budget director Robert Mujica
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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget director says 30-day amendments to the Democrat’s spending plan due out later this week will include an overhaul of New York state’s tax code. It will include plans to ease the effects of the loss of the state and local tax deductions in the new federal tax overhaul.

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A third Republican candidate has announced his intention to run for New York governor against Democrat Andrew Cuomo. Syracuse area state Senator John DeFrancisco says it’s time for a change.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first comments since the corruption trial of his top former aide began in federal court January 22, says he doesn’t think the proceedings will reflect badly on him.

Karen DeWitt

On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s chief of staff was one of the first witnesses to testify at the corruption trial of Cuomo’s former top aide, Joe Percoco. Linda Lacewell described Percoco as a trusted loyal and very senior aide to the governor.

For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the annual Martin Luther King Day event at the Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Monday, mocked Republican senators who now say they can’t recall President Trump uttering a vulgarity during meeting at the White house on immigration.

Westchester-Long Island Tunnel Idea Re-Emerges

Jan 15, 2018
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The idea of building a tunnel from Long Island to Westchester is not new.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address in early January said it’s worth revisiting in the name of alleviating traffic congestion. But some state Assemblymembers from Westchester doubt the concept will gain traction.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his budget Tuesday, and the news is not expected to be good. The state faces a more than $4.4 billion budget gap, as well as funding cuts and policy changes from Washington that could cost New York and some of its taxpayers billions of dollars.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public comments since a key state Senate leader was accused of sexual harassment, says he wants investigations to play out before he makes any judgements. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State address in Albany on Wednesday. The speech kicks off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races.

Cuomo Faces Challenges In 2018 And Beyond

Dec 22, 2017
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at JFK Airport Friday
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New York Governor Cuomo has not officially announced a candidacy for a third term, but has told everyone he’s planning to run next year. But it’s hard to talk about Governor Cuomo’s potential race for reelection next year without discussing the presidential race in 2020, and whether Cuomo will be a candidate.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Senator John Francisco R- Syracuse, speak at a forum moderated by SUNY New Paltz's Gerald Benjamin at a forum Monday in Albany
Karen DeWitt

At an event that’s become increasingly rare in state politics, two politicians from opposing parties sat down together Monday and had a civil discussion about issues facing New York.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Twenty state and national groups supporting a bill that would strengthen the state’s Freedom of Information Law are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the measure into law as soon as he receives it from the state legislature.

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