New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

7:41 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the death of Berkshire Eagle reporter Milton Bass and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's new book.

New York News
4:06 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Cuomo Wants To Create Faith-Based Services Agency

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to create a new state Office of Faith-Based Community Services.  Cuomo announced his plan Thursday night in Harlem during remarks to a convention of the United Missionary Baptist Association.

The agency would help religious organizations and houses of worship find grant funding. It would also help religious groups work with government agencies to coordinate social services, and work with state economic development officials to "encourage the development of faith-based businesses."

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New York News
9:56 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Cuomo Gains Major Business Endorsement

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been endorsed by the state’s largest business lobby for his re- election bid. The Business Council made the announcement Wednesday at the Plug Power energy manufacturing company near Albany.

Business Council President Heather Briccetti says her group is endorsing Cuomo over his GOP challenger Rob Astorino because of the governor’s record on achieving four on time budgets, enacting business tax cuts and holding the increase in state spending and property taxes to 2 percent per year. She also praised Cuomo’s bi-partisan governing style.

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New York News
10:27 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Just One NY Gubernatorial Debate

  It looks like New York voters will have only a single opportunity to see the candidates debate before this year's gubernatorial election. 

Republican Rob Astorino says he won't accept an invitation to a one-on-one public radio debate with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was tentatively set for later this month.

That leaves a single televised debate in Buffalo with Cuomo, Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott.

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New York News
3:13 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Cuomo: NY Prepared For Ebola, No Cause For Alarm

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New York's governor says there's no reason for residents to be alarmed about Ebola and that the state is ready to respond to any cases of the deadly virus. Cuomo said Friday that the state has worked "diligently" to understand and prepare for Ebola.

Cuomo noted New York's status as an international destination and transportation hub but says there's "no reason whatsoever" that New Yorkers should be alarmed.

Texas authorities announced this week that a man who had traveled from Liberia was being treated for Ebola.

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New York News
12:48 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Siena Poll: Cuomo Up 29 Points, Schneiderman Loses Ground To Cahill

With election day approaching, Andrew Cuomo maintains his strong lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in the race for governor of New York. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a narrow winner four years ago, appears to be coasting to re-election against Bob Antonacci. But according to the latest poll,  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is losing ground to challenger John Cahill.

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New York News
4:48 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

In Wake Of Plot Report, NY Officials Take Trains

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New York's top government officials have taken to the nation's largest subway system following the disclosure of an alleged terrorist attack on trains in U.S. cities.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Tom Prendergast rode a train from the World Trade Center to Penn Station in Manhattan Thursday afternoon.

Cuomo said there was no specific, credible threat to New York City subways.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NYS Dems, At Fall Meeting, Focus On Portraying Opponents In A Negative Light

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   New York state Democrats say their prime strategy to motivate voters this fall will be to paint Governor Andrew Cuomo’s republican opponent, as an ultra conservative who has a negative view about New York.  

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul went on the attack against the Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, saying the GOP opponent and his running mate are too conservative and his portrayal of the state as economically troubled and dysfunctional is too pessimistic.

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New York News
4:23 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NY Requires Agencies To Consider Extreme Weather

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New York is requiring state agencies to consider the increasing episodes of extreme weather in public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and issuing regulations.  For New York, those calculations include rising sea levels, more flooding and more severe storms.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Monday the law is intended to create more resilient infrastructure, noting "the new reality of extreme weather" has had painful consequences for New Yorkers.

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New York News
6:59 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

NY Awards 9 Outstanding Performers In Energy Efficiency


Seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York have been honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards.

The New York Power Authority held its first BuildSmart NY Innovators Summit Tuesday at The Desmond Hotel in Colonie, outside Albany. The awards recognize leadership and excellence in building energy performance and innovative uses of clean energy solutions in public facilities. The goal is driving down government operating expenses, saving taxpayers millions of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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