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Dec 31, 2014

Mario Cuomo, a giant in NY, liberal politics, dies

ALBANY — Mario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians to turn to public service, and a story of humble beginnings that he wove into calls for social justice during his three terms as New York governor and years as a national figure and hesitant presidential candidate. Cuomo died […]

Aug 15, 2014

Governor vows change in Ferguson police response

FLORISSANT, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that unspecified “operational shifts” are ahead for law enforcement in the St. Louis suburb that has been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Speaking at a meeting of clergy and community members, the governor told the audience […]

Jan 30, 2014

Trump considers run for governor

NEW YORK — Donald Trump, the nation’s most shameless political flirt, is at it again. This time, the billionaire real estate mogul, reality TV star and perennial self-promoter is toying with the idea of challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying the state’s high taxes and tight gun-control laws make the Democratic incumbent vulnerable. Trump […]

Oct 23, 2012

Popular Cuomo to be unleashed in US races

ALBANY — Get ready: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is likely coming to a campaign near you. The popular Democratic governor says he anticipates hitting events in battleground states for President Barack Obama and across New York for congressional and state legislative candidates. Cuomo says he’s still waiting for directions from Obama’s campaign, but he’s ready to […]

Mar 7, 2011

Gov. names Onondaga County woman to ESDC

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the nomination of Julie Shimer to chair the Empire State Development Corporation. "Julie Shimer is joining a first-class team of economic development leaders including ...

Dec 27, 2010

Reform advocates: Cuomo can start cleanup

ALBANY — Reform advocates say Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo can start fixing state government without waiting for any legislative support, using executive authority to take dozens of steps to improve ethics and openness, protect consumers and help the environment.

Dec 16, 2010

Cuomo plans low-key, low-cost inauguration

ALBANY — Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo plans a low-key inauguration on Jan. 1 that will focus on work rather than ceremony in his first day in the office his father once held.

Dec 2, 2010

Blunders and press blamed for Paladino loss

A top aide says Erie County Republican Carl Paladino had a narrow but clear path to victory over Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the New York governor’s race but a series of self-inflicted wounds drove his tea-party fueled quest off the rails.

Nov 3, 2010

Cuomo wins guv job, and an unenviable task

ALBANY — The party’s over. Now Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo faces the monumental job of correcting New York’s sinking fiscal ship that will put him in a position of having to cut spending to the special interests that helped fund Tuesday’s overwhelming victory.

Nov 3, 2010

Cuomo wins governor’s job his iconic father had

ALBANY — Andrew Cuomo overwhelmingly won the New York governor's seat his father held for 12 years, promising to take the state back to days of moral integrity and effective government.

Nov 2, 2010

Tea party faces Democratic Party for governor

NEW YORK CITY — The long, often nasty campaign to pick New York's next governor in a time of fiscal and ethical crises ends Tuesday as Democrat Andrew Cuomo seeks the office his father once held and tea party Republican Carl Paladino hopes to pull off one more upset.

Oct 29, 2010

Paladino: I’ll lay off more NY state workers

ALBANY — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino says he would lay off thousands of public workers to fix New York's fiscal crisis. Paladino tells WGDJ-AM in Albany that Democratic ...

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