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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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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed back to Puerto Rico as the state continues to help the U.S. territory recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

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A new law allows New York state to create guidelines that will restrict where oil tankers can anchor on the Hudson River.

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Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive New York group, and state officials say they'll review why authorities didn't act sooner on the women's reports.

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No more elephants under the big top in New York. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation into law that bans any elephant performances at circuses, carnivals or parades.

Seattle-based Amazon is looking for another city to build its second headquarters and has plans to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs over 10 to 15 years. Several bids from the Northeast have been submitted ahead of today’s deadline.

 Melissa DeRosa Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
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The senior adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says she has experienced repeated sexism and harassment during her career — including an inappropriate sexual comment from someone who is now a national leader in progressive politics.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo joined other New York Democrats in condemning the federal tax overhaul plan in the wake of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Western New York Tuesday.

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New York state is taking steps to make it easier to sign up as an organ donor.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is more prominent on the national stage these days, leading some to wonder whether he is running for president.

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In the wake of devastating hurricanes and other extreme weather in the past several weeks, more than 60 organizations signed a letter calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to move New York to 100 percent clean, renewable energy as soon as possible. 

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Voters in New York state will decide next month whether to authorize judges to strip the pensions of corrupt officials.

Jim Malatras, President of the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
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After months of information-gathering, analysis, and public hearings, Albany County has finalized its shared services plan, which officials say could save taxpayers nearly $15 million when fully implemented.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may have to call a special session in December to deal with potential funding cuts from Washington that he calls part of a “federal assault” on New York.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging the federal government and the state’s congressional delegation to prevent steep cuts to a program that provides funding to financially stressed hospitals.

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