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Add Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name to the list of state politicians wary of holding a constitutional convention.  Voters get to decide this November whether New York should hold the event.

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The New York state Legislature finally ended its 2017 legislative session, after the Assembly voted overnight on a privately negotiated omnibus bill, and the Senate finally finished on Thursday afternoon. The messy process drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.

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Lawmakers came back to the state Capitol at the command of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who called an extraordinary session of the legislature at 1 p.m. Wednesday to deal with unfinished business. But, as the afternoon wore on, there were still no agreements on how to tackle the remaining items.

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One week after the New York state legislature declared the 2017 session over, Governor Andrew Cuomo is commanding that lawmakers return for a special session at 1 p.m. Wednesday to deal with some unfinished business. 

A new study finds highways and bridges in New York and Massachusetts rank among the most deteriorated in the nation.

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When the legislative session ended on June 21, New York lawmakers left behind a lot of unfinished business, including a failure to act on ethics reform proposals in light of an economic development scandal in the Cuomo Administration.    

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a deal Tuesday that would require agencies to buy American-made iron and steel for projects like bridges, subways and new state buildings.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tapped a veteran judge to serve on the state's highest court.

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President Donald Trump's early June announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord has been sharply criticized by environmental advocates  who have been organizing protests and demonstrations.

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With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, some New York lawmakers are pressing for reform of the state’s economic development contracting process, in light of a scandal that’s led to federal corruption charges against several former associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced $35 million in funding available for high-need school districts across the state to establish after-school programs. And there are seven districts in the Hudson Valley eligible to apply.

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In the wake of the terrorist attack on Manchester, New York City Police have stepped up counter-terrorism efforts around Madison Square Garden and other high-profile locations. Authorities closer to home are also on heightened alert.

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The governor of New York is at odds with a Congressman from the Hudson Valley.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

A new audit from New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is blasting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development agency for failing to meet more than half of the reporting requirements for its highly touted tax credit and job creation programs.

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A new online ad featuring Governor Andrew Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that the New York Democrat may be planning a presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors.

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Republican health care bill is an "assault on New York." 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says local governments should share resources to ease tax burdens that could increase under federal tax proposals.

New York state troopers issued more than 15,000 tickets during a five-day sweep targeting drivers using electronic devices.

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration warns that higher-than-normal temperatures and seasonal winds could heighten the risk of wildfires this spring.

Every year since his first as governor, Governor Cuomo uses the time after passage of the budget to take a statewide “victory lap” to stress what he sees as the most significant achievements.  This year has been no different:  The governor has used the week or so after passage of the budget to focus public attention on his plan to offer tuition-free public college. 

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Hillary Clinton says she hopes the free college tuition plan approved by New York lawmakers last week will lead other states to follow suit.

It’s another day of negotiations at the New York State Capitol today as lawmakers were unable to reach a budget agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.

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After lawmakers missed the state budget deadline, shortly after midnight Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would grant the legislature a grace period over the weekend.

Governor Cuomo and New York State lawmakers missed the budget deadline. With the midnight deadline just over two hours away, they had so far failed to solidify deals on state spending and taxation, as well as some unrelated items like permitting ride hailing services outside of New York City.

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A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is directing state police to conduct an investigation after offensive fliers were found in Western New York.

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Video game developers say New York will miss out on its chunk of a nearly $100 billion industry if it doesn't encourage companies to plant their roots in the state.

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Congressional Republicans have "declared war on New York" with plans to cut another $2.3 billion in Medicaid spending by local governments upstate and on Long Island. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is sending more assets to New York's southern tier region.

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