New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spent part of his Sunday morning tearing into President Donald Trump.

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A lockdown was in effect today at Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, New York, in Washington County. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited with officials at the prison and is seeking a plan to reduce similar incidents statewide.

In Primary Season, Cuomo Runs Against Trump

Aug 2, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo announces broadband funding in Plattsburgh
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election challengers as he seeks a third term in office.  But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against President Trump.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will pay any fees associated with a 7-year-old boy's lemonade stand after it was shut down by a state health inspector for not having a permit.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's adminstration released a study Friday that finds the state could benefit by legalizing marijuana.

Jeff Klein
Karen DeWitt

 *Updated July 13th to include statement from Senator Klien*

*Updated July 15th to correct copy regarding an endorsement. The original audio has been removed.*

Primary challengers to a group of former breakaway Democrats in the state Senate have been gaining momentum lately, at least when it comes to campaign endorsements.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that allows immigrant parents to designate a "standby guardian" for their children if the parent is detained in New York or faces deportation.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the U.S. Senate should hold off on replacing the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy until after November’s election. The Democrat on Wednesday said lawmakers should not confirm “another partisan” judge.

Alain Kaloyeros
Karen DeWitt

On Monday, prosecutors present the second of two corruption cases against former associates of New York Governor Cuomo in federal district court in Manhattan. Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, the former head of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute and mastermind of the state’s high tech development efforts, faces charges of bid rigging and bribery, along with three upstate developers.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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A Siena college poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is securely ahead of his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro in his reelection bid. Meanwhile, Cuomo is using some of his substantial $30 million campaign war chest to promote an anti-gun violence measure.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has begun a statewide tour to promote a bill to give teachers and school administrators the power to go to court and ask a judge to confiscate the guns of a student and their family, if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.

Cynthia Nixon
Karen DeWitt

When Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon called for a state Moreland Act Commission to investigate government corruption Tuesday, she was not the first to do so. Her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, also requested and created a Moreland Commission to look at potential illegal activities in state government, but he disbanded it as part of a budget deal several months later.

NY Governor Cuomo: No Rush To Appoint An Interim AG

May 8, 2018
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out various paths to selecting the next state attorney general following the resignation of Democrat Eric Schneiderman amid allegations of abuse from four women. The allegations were revealed in a New Yorker magazine article Monday.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
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Marc Molinaro, the presumptive Republican candidate for New York governor, released his tax returns for 2017 Thursday, but his opponent, incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, raised the stakes, saying his GOP challenger should release ten years of tax returns.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller mentioned a possible presidential subpoena.  Dr. Chartock also discusses U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's endorsement of incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
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Andrew Cuomo has two main challengers in the New York gubernatorial race, Cynthia Nixon on the left and Marc Molinaro on the right. Surprisingly the two agree on a number of key items as they make their case against the incumbent governor, including a laser -like focus on the incumbent governor’s perceived weaknesses. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

Challengers to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were on the campaign trail Thursday, as the Democrat announced a massive new anti-poverty program in Brooklyn. Democratic candidate Cynthia Nixon visited the Finger Lakes to voice her opposition to a controversial proposed liquefied natural gas plant on Seneca Lake. 

Two of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political opponents were at an Earth Day rally on climate change attended by hundreds at the State Capitol in Albany Monday, where they said the Democrat’s energy policies are far from adequate.

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Efforts by the state and nonprofit organizations to boost the number of New Yorkers registered to donate their organs are paying off.

Karen DeWitt

TV’s Sex and the City star and education advocate Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the minor party Working Families Party at a meeting in Albany Saturday. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is running in a Democratic primary against Nixon, dropped out of contention for the party’s nomination Friday night, after delegates were leaning toward Nixon.

“I am so proud to accept the endorsement of the Working Families Party,” Nixon told the enthusiastic crowd of progressive and activist groups.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Tensions between Democratic New York Governor Cuomo and the left wing of his party have heightened after the governor attended a fundraiser to raise campaign money for a now disbanded group of breakaway Senate Democrats.

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The political activist group Citizen Action has endorsed Democrat Cynthia Nixon for New York governor. It’s the second grassroots organization to endorse the New York City actor in two days.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, seeking a third term in office, is facing challenges both from the left of his party and from a new Republican candidate. But the two candidates, Cynthia Nixon and Marc Molinaro, share a common theme – they say they are nicer than Cuomo.

Stanley Fritz of Citizen Action is one of many who spoke against the state budget's priories at a rally on the Million Dollar Staircase at the New York State Capitol on Wednesday.
Karen DeWitt

Budget talks are stalled one day before a self-imposed deadline of March 30 set by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature. Meanwhile, groups left out of the deal are expressing their dismay.

New York State Capitol
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Talks on the state budget were stalled just days before the March 30th deadline, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers continue negotiations. Groups pressing for additional issues that are in the governor’s budget plan have still not given up hope.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is condemning President Donald Trump's latest ban on transgender troops.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the legislature have come forward with a letter, asking that the issue be taken out of the budget, to allow more time for public input.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Matt Ryan

In the days since actor and progressive activist Cynthia Nixon indicated she might want to run against Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary for New York governor, Cuomo has made a number of public appearances and taken several steps to shore up his political base.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday spoke publicly for the first time since his former closest aide was convicted of running two bribery schemes while working for the Democrat and managing Cuomo’s reelection campaign.

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