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May 15, 2018

Cuomo has spoken to AG hopefuls and will meet with some

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As the state Legislature prepares to interview candidates for New York attorney general, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already spoken with several people interested in filling the job vacancy created when a scandal forced the resignation last week of Eric Schneiderman. Cuomo told NY1 Sunday that he plans to meet […]

Sep 5, 2017

Cuomo speaks up for keeping Columbus statue in New York City

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he favors keeping a prominent Christopher Columbus statue that has been suggested for review by a commission examining items deemed “symbols of hate” on New York City property. Cuomo said Monday he’s not disputing that the explorer did harm to indigenous people. But the Democratic governor and grandchildren of Italian immigrants […]

Aug 17, 2017

Plaques honoring Lee removed; Cuomo wants streets renamed

NEW YORK (AP) — Plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee were removed from a church property in Brooklyn on Wednesday, and the governor called on the Army to remove the names of Lee and another Confederate general from the streets of a nearby fort amid a national debate over whether monuments to Southern Civil War […]

Aug 17, 2017

New York backyards off-limits to neighborly video snooping

Spying on your neighbor’s backyard barbecue with video surveillance is now illegal in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill cracking down on the unauthorized invasion of privacy by video surveillance in the backyard. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, says he has heard from people around the state who have been victimized […]

Aug 15, 2017

New York gets tougher on community center bomb threats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats against community centers. The Democratic governor approved the legislation Monday. It was passed by the state Legislature earlier this year in response to a string of bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers across […]

Aug 14, 2017

Cuomo OKs tougher penalties for bomb threats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to sign into law new penalties for those who make bomb threats. The Democratic governor plans to approve the legislation on Monday. It was passed by the state Legislature earlier this year in response to a string of bomb threats called into Jewish Community Centers in New York and elsewhere […]

Aug 9, 2017

Cynthia Nixon knocks Cuomo but won’t commit to challenge him

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Cynthia Nixon has plenty of criticism for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though she’s not saying whether she’ll run against him next year. Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, the “Sex and the City” star wouldn’t answer when asked whether she plans to mount a campaign, but said she has heard “rumors” […]

Jul 25, 2017

Cuomo: New York will make it easier to register to vote

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections. The Democrat announced the executive action on Monday. He also ordered the state’s public colleges and universities to ensure they’re distributing voter registration forms to students as required by state law. Additionally, […]

Jun 8, 2017

Keeping Your Balance: NY’s ‘free-tuition’ program comes with a catch

I am sure everyone has heard of Gov. Andrew Cuomo offering free tuition, and whether you agree with it or not, we should all know the details. On April 7, New York signed tuition-free legislation called the Excelsior Scholarship. A few states, like Tennessee and Oregon, offer free tuition to high school graduates, primarily at […]

May 31, 2017

Lawmakers criticize Genesee Brewing expansion over China-made tanks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some politicians are irritated that a Rochester brewery receiving state economic development funding bought beer fermentation tanks from China that could have been produced in New York. Three upstate members of the Assembly and the Little Falls mayor on Friday criticized Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his economic development agency for […]

May 12, 2017

Manufacturers to begin driverless car tests on New York

New York car manufacturers can now apply to test driverless cars on public highways. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the state will begin accepting applications from companies looking to test or demonstrate autonomous vehicle technology as part of a year-long pilot program authorized by lawmakers this year. The vehicles will have to comply with […]

May 8, 2017

New York permits all union members to deduct dues on state taxes

New York union dues are now fully tax deductible under a state budget provision backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo on Friday ceremonially signed a bill in New York City that will allow for more union workers to deduct all of their dues from New York State taxes. A limitation built into the law prevented […]

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