New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

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

NY Awards 9 Outstanding Performers In Energy Efficiency

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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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New York News
12:37 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Split On Fracking: NY Gov. Will Tour PA

Will there ever be a time when fracking is permitted in New York State?
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A Yale University study has found people living within the shadows of natural gas wells and hydrofracking pads exhibit higher instances of health problems. The study of Pennsylvania residents comes days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to visit a gas drilling site in the Keystone State.

The Yale study of people in southwestern Pennsylvania found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled via hydraulic fracturing.

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New York News
2:24 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

After Cuomo-Teachout Primary, Focus Shifts To General Election

Gov. Cuomo and former Rep. Kathy Hochul are moving on to November's election.
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After winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now poised to run strongly against his Republican challenger. But will he have any lingering problems after more than one-third of primary voters rejected him for an obscure law professor?

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New York News
12:44 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

NY Primary: Cuomo Defeats Challenger Teachout

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Governor Andrew Cuomo turned back a challenge from Zephyr Teachout in New York’s Democratic primary last night, but the boat’s been rocked.

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WAMC News
4:57 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Primary Results At A Glance

NEW YORK:

Governor Dem - Primary

13,658 of 13,899 precincts - 98 %

x-Andrew Cuomo (i) 327,150 - 62 %

Zephyr Teachout 180,336 - 34 %

Randy Credico 19,201 - 4 %

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Hudson Valley News
6:44 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Governor Cuomo Votes In Westchester

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today stopped by his Westchester town to cast his vote in the Democratic primary for governor and lieutenant governor. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, the governor only recently began campaigning against his upstart opponent.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee cast their votes in the Democratic primary election. Cuomo’s message upon departing the polling site inside the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco was:

“Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote,” Cuomo says.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

AG Challenger Focuses On Corruption Commission

  The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing TV ads and is making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman’s role in a controversial ethics commission.

Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill has made several stops around the state in recent days, focusing on the controversial Moreland Commission.

Cahill says there are unanswered questions about how deeply involved the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, was with the commission. The commissions’s actions are now under federal investigation.

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New York News
4:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Cuomo: Outlaw Gender Identity Discrimination

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New York's governor says transgender people should be protected from discrimination and says that if elected to a second term he'll push to include gender identity and expression in the state's civil rights law.

In a letter to the Empire State Pride Agenda, Cuomo notes that transgender people face significant discrimination and that the state should outlaw discrimination against them when it comes to things like housing, employment and public accommodations.

The state already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, disability and gender.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Poll: Cuomo Popular But With Weaknesses On Corruption Issue

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stayed strong in the polls but could lose votes due to the Moreland Commission controversy
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A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for New York governor virtually unchanged since the spring, with incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo far ahead of his Republican and Democratic challengers.  The favorable ratings for Cuomo come after weeks of negative news stories about the governor’s alleged interference in an ethics panel, and an ongoing federal investigation.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Business Group Praises Senate GOP Voting Record, Pans Democrats

Pro-business group Unshackle Upstate released ratings, ranking state lawmakers for their stance on several pro-business bills
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An upstate pro-business group is out with ratings for the New York Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group’s agenda than conservative leaning Republicans. Unshackle Upstate says that could have implications for the group’s interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.

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