New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest, known as the millionaires’ tax.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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One of Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs is being downsized in Cuomo’s new state budget. Start Up New York is being rebranded, as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2017 budget proposal.
Karen DeWitt

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Cuomo’s also put a number of unrelated changes into the spending plan - everything from allowing ride hailing services to expand in New York to enacting ethics reforms.

Governor Cuomo Accelerates Woodbury Transit Project

Jan 13, 2017
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Help is on the way sooner than expected for an area in Orange County that can be a traffic nightmare. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his Mid-Hudson regional State of the State address this week, announced the acceleration of a transit project in Woodbury.

Developmentally disabled New Yorkers and their caregivers demonstrated outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's speech in Albany on January 11.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to release his budget on Tuesday and agencies that work with the intellectually disabled are among those hoping for more funds. They say they need help in order to pay their workers the new, higher minimum wage.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has wrapped up his regional State of the State tour, during which he outlined his agenda for the 2017. For more on what the governor had to say about education, WAMC News spoke with Tim Kremer, the Executive Director of the New York State School Boards Association.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for his last stop of his State of the State tour, in Albany, where he released a ten point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A state police helicopter carrying New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emergency landing at Stewart Airport in Newburgh Wednesday afternoon.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to spend $2 billion statewide for clean water projects.

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As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo prepares to deliver six regional State of the State addresses he unveiled more of his vision for 2017 on Sunday. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Andrew Governor Cuomo is doing something different with the State of the State address this year. Instead of delivering one speech to lawmakers in Albany, who will have to approve his proposals, he’s giving six regional speeches in three days all around the state. Legislative leaders will not be attending.

NY Times Report: Indian Point To Close By 2021

Jan 6, 2017
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A New York Times report Friday says a deal has been reached to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the Hudson Valley by 2021.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to increase a child care tax credit for middle-class parents.

The New Year for the New York state legislature has begun in discord, with an absent governor and Republicans in the Senate vowing to take a harder line against Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

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Karen DeWitt

On Wednesday New York state lawmakers gathered in Albany to kick off the 2017 session.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with Bernie Sanders.
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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for free tuition to state colleges for families who make less than $125,000 annually and the new minimum wage has some finding the array of regulations confusing.

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.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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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.

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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.
Karen DeWitt

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

Dec 8, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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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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