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NY Governor Planning Trade Trips To China, Italy

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New York's governor is planning upcoming trade trips to Italy and China.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo tells reporters that he's tentatively planning the Italy trip for May. The junket to China is scheduled for November. The administration has not yet released specific dates or locations for the visits.

Cuomo says he hopes to invite economic leaders from around the state to join him. The journeys are intended to strengthen the state's business and cultural ties with the two countries.

The governor has made similar trips to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Israel and the Dominican Republic.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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