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May 26, 2021

Cuomo nominates two to Court of Appeals

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced nominations to fill two seats on the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. The nominations are pending confirmation by the New York State Senate. “These individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and diverse backgrounds and experience to their positions, and I am confident their service […]

Dec 9, 2016

State doles out more than $700 million for economic development projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that more than $700 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through this year’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The effort to infuse the economy and create jobs was established in 2011. Since then, more than $4.6 billion has been awarded to more than 5,200 projects […]

Oct 21, 2015

Cuomo orders flags lowered for slain NYC police officer

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Officer Randolph Holder, a New York City police officer who was shot and killed Tuesday in the line of duty. Flags will be flown at half-staff until Officer Holder’s interment. “Last night, one of New York’s Finest […]

Apr 15, 2015

Left, right ally against Cuomo’s Start-Up NY

ALBANY — An unlikely coalition from New York’s political right and left has called for the suspension of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Start-Up NY economic development program following reports of modest initial success and significant marketing costs. The group represents the broadest attack on Cuomo’s program so far and includes the state Conservative Party and the […]

Apr 13, 2015

State support for anti-poverty programs

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday that $438,000 is available to support new AmeriCorps programs that combat poverty and fight inequality in the Rochester area. Programs that receive funding will complement the work of the governor’s Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force by increasing access to critical services for individuals in need, including child care, health care, […]

Apr 1, 2015

Governor, mayor issue Indiana travel bans

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren issued travel bans to the Indiana after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law. The law prevents the government from infringing on people’s religious beliefs, but critics say it also allows them to discriminate against other people on the basis […]

Mar 23, 2015

Appointments have Buffalo connection

Among appointments Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday are Rose Rodriguez, who spearheaded several agency efforts linked to his Buffalo Billion and other initiatives; and Elizabeth De Leon Bhargava, a SUNY Buffalo Law School graduate. Rodriguez, who received her bachelor’s degree and law degree from Fordham University, has been appointed chief diversity officer. She has […]

Mar 17, 2015

Witnesses call for police reform

The mother of an unarmed young man shot and killed by police in the early morning hours prior to what was supposed to be his wedding Nov. 25, 2006, is among members of 18 families asking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to establish a special prosecutor’s office. Wearing a shirt with a photo of her deceased […]

Jan 22, 2015

Judiciary urged to keep its budget under cap

The state judiciary is expected to reduce its budget to come within the 2 percent cap established by the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo four years ago. The governor did not specifically address the judiciary’s proposed $2.1 billion spending plan while he was outlining his own $142 billion 2015 Opportunity Agenda on Wednesday, but […]

Jan 20, 2015

Juvenile justice reforms proposed

The age of criminal responsibility would be raised for youth in New York state under a proposal announced Monday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and expected to be further addressed today in his State of the State speech. Under the proposal, the age of juvenile jurisdiction would be raised to 18, allowing 16 and 17-year-old […]

Jan 15, 2015

Cuomo nominates Fahey to Court of Appeals

Supreme Court Justice Eugene M. Fahey of Buffalo is Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s nominee for the state Court of Appeals.   “Justice Fahey’s distinguished career, background and years of service on the bench will make him a formidable member of the Court of Appeals,” Cuomo said in making the announcement in a release Thursday, meeting […]

Jan 14, 2015

Cuomo to propose property tax credit program

HEMPSTEA (AP) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing a $1.66 billion property tax credit program. He made the announcement Wednesday at Hofstra University on Long Island. Cuomo says Long Island homeowners have the highest property tax burden in the country. He says the tax credit would apply to homeowners whose property tax burden exceeds […]

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