New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York News
4:26 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Cuomo Says NY Has Exceeded Original Winter Budget

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the state has exceeded its original winter budget due to the string of heavy snowstorms this season.

Cuomo says Thursday that operational expenses, the cost of salt, overtime and equipment repair have been unusually high.   He says the extra spending is nothing that can't be handled through the budget process.   His administration says it's working on getting the budget number and actual expenses together for public release.

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New York News
3:48 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

NY Gov Pushes Anti-Violence Programs

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With an uptick in the call for community action against gun violence,  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has fostered the launches of programs aimed at stopping such incidents in their tracks.

Cuomo recently announced seven programs will share more than $2 million in grants designed to reduce gun violence in communities across New York. The initiative promotes street-level outreach and intervention.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Poll Intensifies Cuomo - De Blasio Debate Over Pre-K Funding

 

A new poll finds that New Yorkers statewide favor Governor Cuomo’s plan to fund pre kindergarten over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal.

The Quinnipiac poll finds that the majority of New Yorkers prefer Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to finance expanded pre-K through state funds, than favor  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to tax the wealthy to get the money.

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New York News
3:10 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Poll: New Yorkers Back Cuomo Plan Over De Blasio's

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A new poll finds that New Yorkers statewide favor Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to fund pre-kindergarten over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal.

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New York News
4:18 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Shah: No Decision On Hydrofracking Yet

New York's health commissioner is still declining to speculate when his agency will finish a review of the health effects of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, meaning the state appears no closer to allowing the controversial drilling process.

Dr. Nirav Shah told legislators in Albany on Monday that a conclusion is "not in the near future, where I can predict it."

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Critics Question Cuomo Budget Surplus

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been taking credit for a $2 billion budget surplus in his new spending plan. But critics say that claim is not entirely accurate, because the windfall does not actually materialize for another two years, and only if certain conditions are met.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens testifies in Albany
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New York News
4:25 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Cuomo Ready To Fund NYC Pre-K

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to write a check to fund all the costs of universal pre-kindergarten as fast as New York City can phase in the program. 

Cuomo made the comments to The New York Times, a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to back down from his signature proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy to expand pre-K — despite Cuomo's inclusion of alternate funding in the state budget to pay for it.

Cuomo questioned why the tax was needed if the state would fully fund pre-K.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Range Of Reaction To Cuomo's Budget

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Reactions are pouring in to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan. They range from praise to criticism.

Business groups are among the happiest so far with Governor Cuomo’s budget. The State’s Business Council, reacting to Cuomo’s calls for a corporate tax cut, a faster phase out of an energy tax, and a reduction in the estate tax and property taxes , say they “applaud the Governor’s continued commitment to improve the state’s business climate."

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New York News
12:36 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Cuomo Budget: Reactions To Spending Policies And Tax Cuts

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The budget plan New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled Tuesday has drawn reaction from a variety of public officials and organizations. Here is a look at how the plusses and minuses are breaking down when it comes to spending policies and tax cuts.

Cuomo's $137 billion budget plan includes more money for schools, including a phase-in of funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs, and tax cuts.  The 2014-15 package increases state spending by 1.7 percent.

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