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Gov. Cuomo: Want Uber upstate? Call your lawmaker

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says upstate residents who want to see Uber in cities like Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester should call their state lawmakers. The Democratic governor told reporters this week that it will take public pressure to get ...

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New York has new hotline to report bias and discrimination

New York state has a new toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the hotline Tuesday after what he called a recent uptick in reports of discrimination, bias-motivated threats, harassment and ...

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New York state announces $21M for homeless housing

New York state has awarded more than $21 million to eight housing projects designed to serve previously homeless people. The projects announced Thursday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will create 265 residential units throughout the state, with more than ...

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NY commission seeks artists to create LGBT memorial

A state commission is searching for artists to design an LGBT memorial honoring victims of hate, intolerance and violence, including those killed in June’s attack in an Orlando gay nightclub. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the memorial and established a commission ...

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New York to invest $55M in tourism

New York state has a $55 million plan to increase tourism. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the money will pay for advertisements and campaigns to promote state attractions, as well as upgrades to state welcome centers and efforts to ...

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Cuomo to ‘set aside’ cash from developers facing charges

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ALBANY — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign will “set aside” $350,000 it received from developers facing federal corruption charges — while two other elected officials plan to either give contributions back or donate them to charity. Cuomo ...

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New York has new rules for gift cards

New York state has new rules governing fees imposed on gift cards. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure into law Monday prohibiting businesses from imposing user fees on the unused balances of gift cards until 25 months after issuance. The ...

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In NY, pets and people can be buried together

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that will allow New Yorkers to be buried with their pets in the same cemetery. “For many New Yorkers, their pets are members of the family. This legislation will roll back this ...

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Cuomo proposes $2 billion for affordable housing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed releasing $2 billion in funding to help create more than 100,000 units of affordable and supportive housing over the next five years, and is asking legislative leaders to join the agreement. A spokesman for the ...

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