New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York News
2:17 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

WAMC To Broadcast Cuomo, Astorino Debate

Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and two third-party candidates is likely to be the only opportunity voters have to see the candidates for New York governor interact before Election Day.

The hour-long exchange begins at 8 p.m. and airs on WAMC.  Capital New York reporter Jimmy Vielkind is headed out to Buffalo for the debate. He says listeners should pay attention to how Cuomo reacts to criticism from Astorino.

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Hudson Valley News
7:06 am
Tue October 21, 2014

NY Governor Has A Plan To Revitalize Stewart Airport

Credit The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday, standing alongside Vice President Joe Biden, announced modernization and revitalization plans for four airports. One is in the Hudson Valley.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced master plan design competitions for LaGuardia and JFK International Airports in New York City. He unveiled different kinds of revitalization plans for Long Island’s Republic Airport and Orange County’s Stewart International Airport.

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WAMC News
7:40 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Sen. Dean Skelos on Cuomo's endorsements and voter ID laws in Texas.

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New York News
6:37 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Coalition Asks NY Gov For $354 Million

Credit Human Services Council

A coalition of human service organizations led by the Human Services Council is seeking what it thinks should be its fair share of 4-point-5 billion dollars New York received through bank settlements. They've launched a statewide campaign calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to reinvest $354 million in the nonprofit human services sector, to protect vital programs for communities and jobs across the state.

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New York News
4:40 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

NY Gov Pulls Plug On TV Interview: Station Won't Plug His Book

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A television station says its interview with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was abruptly canceled when the station said it wanted to ask him about more than his new memoir.

According to WHAM-TV in Rochester,  Cuomo's book publisher HarperCollins arranged the interview for Wednesday night. A Cuomo aide later called, asking the station to limit  questions to the memoir. When the station refused, the interview was canceled.

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New York News
1:01 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

NY's New Medical Marijuana Law Carries A "Wait"

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York’s U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand would like to see medical marijuana on a slightly faster track in the Empire State, but there are several bumps in the road…

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WAMC News
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

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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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