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Budget Experts Say Not All Of Cuomo's Numbers Add Up

Jan 15, 2016
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been touting a massive infrastructure plan, but budget experts say much of the funding for the projects, estimated to cost $100 billion, remains unresolved, even with the release of Cuomo’s new budget plan. They also question what they say is a cost-shift from the state to New York City.


A land conservation organization has been given easements on forested property surrounding the upstate New York farm where author Mark Twain wrote some of his most famous works.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting involved in the rhetoric of the GOP debate, appearing on three morning TV news shows to defend New York against disparaging remarks made by Republican candidate Ted Cruz in a debate.

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The Hoosick Falls High School auditorium was filled to capacity Thursday night. Hundreds gathered to hear EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck provide details about the chemical contamination of the village water supply.


Governor Cuomo in his State of the State speech was far less combative than in the past, when it comes to education. But education groups say while they are pleased that Cuomo has reversed his previous unpopular positions,  they say his  school aid funding proposal still falls short.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with 96 health club operators who have agreed to modify their contracts and pay penalties and fines for violations of state law.

A New York appeals court has ruled against the owners of a wedding venue fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law after refusing to host a lesbian wedding.

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GOP contenders Chris Boyark and Gerard Moser are both hoping to unseat 113th District Democrat Carrie Woerner this November.

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A former county public works commissioner for the Buffalo area has been named interim executive director of the New York State Thruway Authority.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo released his State of the State message and $143 billion budget spending plan, including $1 billion more for schools next year, and ethics reforms.