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Duffy Gives Perhaps His Final Public Address As LG

Dec 11, 2014
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New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy gave what was likely his last public address Thursday at an awards ceremony for the regional economic development councils, where the retiring Duffy was praised by Governor Cuomo and others. 


The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York’s Lieutenant Governor announces he’s not running for re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the newly contested race for state comptroller, and we’ll take a look at the first round of heroin antidote drug kits distributed around the state. Jessica Bloustein Marshall hosts.


New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy has informed Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter that he is not running again for a second term, and Cuomo has accepted the resignation from the ticket. Duffy will serve out the rest of his term, which ends in December.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses climate change, Lieutenant Governor Duffy opting out of running in a re-election race with Governor Andrew Cuomo, and a NYC Councilman's arrest.

New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy will not seek re-election after four years in the position, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports. Duffy tells Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter Wednesday that he is stepping aside before the November election. Duffy said that he has struggled to keep up with a rigorous travel schedule and that he is not being forced out. The former Rochester mayor and police chief says he would like to spend more time at home.

The state’s lieutenant governor, Robert Duffy, spoke at a police memorial service this week, in what will be one of his last official acts in his role before Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a new running mate for the 2014 elections. As Karen DeWitt reports,  Duffy, who’s publicly been Cuomo’s biggest cheerleader, privately may have become disenchanted with the job as New York’s number two elected official.

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A Troy landmark has a new lease on life and a new tenant.

Proctor's was built in the early 20th century for vaudeville performances by Capital District entrepreneur Frederick F. Proctor, who built another theater with his name in nearby Schenectady. The theater flourished for decades, but closed in 1977. The city of Troy acquired the property through foreclosure a year later.

In the early 2000s, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acquired the building, hoping to use it partially for office space while keeping the theater.

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Governor Cuomo and his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. As Karen DeWitt reports, their remarks come as questions are raised about the Lieutenant governors’ political future.

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MIDDLETOWN – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine officially launched Tuesday afternoon with a ceremony highlighting the ‘win-win-win’ relationship between the college, the City of Middletown, and the region. 

“Demonstrating a continued investment in New York and our students” is how Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy defined it during remarks at the former Horton Hospital in Middletown. 

Host Alan Chartock is joined by New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, the former mayor and police chief of Rochester. They discuss the executive budget, hydrofracking, and mandate relief.