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January 2, 2017, Manhattan - Governor Cuomo announced the launch of a 200-member multi-agency Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit charged with ensuring that all workers are paid the proper minimum wage.
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As a new minimum wage takes effect in New York, a 200-member multi-agency Minimum Wage Enforcement and Outreach Unit has been launched. The body is charged with ensuring that all minimum wage workers are paid properly.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.

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About 200 state investigators and staffers are being assigned to spread the word about New York's recent minimum wage increase — and to make sure businesses comply.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the task force Monday in New York City.

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A Capital Region lawmaker has pledged to introduce a bill to require Governor Andrew Cuomo to stay in Albany when he delivers his State of the State message next month. The governor plans to bring his annual address on the road.

This year, in a break with tradition, Governor Andrew Cuomo is scrapping the traditional State of the State address in Albany and will deliver a series of regional speeches instead.  Albany-watchers say lawmakers will take it as an insult.

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The minimum wage is going up next week in New York. The increase is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's multi-year phase-in plan for an eventual $15 statewide minimum wage for all workers.

Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is blasting a former political opponent for racist remarks made in a Buffalo-area weekly newspaper.

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An ethics reform proposal quietly circulated between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York legislative leaders for a possible special session that could also include a pay raise is getting blasted by the State’s Attorney General as possibly unconstitutional.

Peter Cook, executive director of the New York State Council of Churches, asks for funding to be freed up, as supporters hold a vigil outside the New York state Senate chamber.
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Advocates for the homeless say the Governor and legislature don’t need to call a special session in order to free up more money to help create more housing for those in need. They say political leaders could simply sign an already printed memorandum of understanding, and start helping people now.

Kevin O’Connor, director of Joseph’s House in Troy, New York, read the names of homeless clients who have passed away in the past year, who he says died too young.

In Albany’s own version of Groundhog Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York legislative leaders are still keeping open the possibility of a special session before the year ends that could include legalizing Uber statewide and a pay raise for lawmakers.

Discussion over a December special session has turned to finger pointing, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans blame each other over lack of progress.

Talks between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York's legislative leaders are still continuing over whether to hold a special session before the holidays. The clock is ticking.

The Fight For 15 is a worldwide mobilization for a wage that meets basic needs. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas looks back at the movement which has just celebrated its four-year anniversary.

Gov. Cuomo Gives Out More Than $700M In Grants

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Governor Andrew Cuomo handed out more than $700 million in  Regional Economic Development awards in Albany Thursday.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he met with federal authorities about a corruption case against a former top aide.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to see Uber expand into Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany and other upstate communities.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has spoken to federal prosecutors regarding the prosecution of his former top aide and eight others involved in an economic development scandal.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Donald Trump didn't win the presidential election — but that Democrats lost by not paying enough attention to a fearful middle class.

Donald Trump campaigns in Plattsburgh Friday.
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A new Siena Research Institute poll shows New Yorkers are evenly split about the future of the country under President-elect Donald Trump.

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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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