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NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would no longer let New York residents enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of a new state law that blocks federal immigration officials from accessing motor vehicle records. The law went into effect in December and allowed people without legal permission to be in the United States to apply for driver's licenses. Chad Wolf, acting head of the Homeland Security Department, called the Green Light Law "disappointing" during a Fox News interview Wednesday night. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo said today on WAMC’s The Roundtable that the move represents a disrespect of the law and extortion.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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WAMC's Alan Chartock interviews New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on The Roundtable Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

NYS Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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The leader of the New York state senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, says the pressures of forging agreements on major pieces of legislation might be getting to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Senate Leader was asked Wednesday about disparaging comments Cuomo made about the Senate in recent days. 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable on May 29, 2019.

5/28/19 Panel

May 28, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant and lobbyist Libby Post and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

The last section of the show features a new conversation between Alan Chartock and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable March 18, 2019.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock on The Roundtable on Monday, March 4, 2019. 

1/2/19 Panel

Jan 2, 2019

    The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Berkshire Eagle Reporter Jenn Smith, former NYS Senator and SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor, Terry Gipson; and Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic.

The last section of the show features a live conversation between Alan Chartock and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. That conversation is also posted separately here

12/27/18 Panel

Dec 27, 2018

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies at Bard College and Academic Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, Fran Berman, the Edward Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at RPI and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Communications Department at the College of St. Rose.

For the final segment today, Alan speaks with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Democratic primary voters in New York decided to stick with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term.

Cuomo: "Of Course America Is Great"

Aug 17, 2018
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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After two days of criticism from his New York political opponents and the Twitter feed of President Donald Trump, Governor Andrew Cuomo is walking back his comment that America “was never that great.”

Next month, New York Democrats have to decide if they want to keep Andrew Cuomo on as governor for a third term.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Hours before President Trump announced his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Governor Andrew Cuomo railed against the selection. He also signed an executive order to help protect the reproductive choice rights of New York’s women should a future court overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York officials will take steps to help detained immigrant children separated from their families, but says he isn’t getting a lot of details from the federal government.

The state capitol in Albany
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The 2018 legislative session ended quietly, as Democrats and Republicans in the New York state legislature failed to agree on major issues and exited the capitol until next January. But Governor Andrew Cuomo is now leaving the door open to calling them back.

NYS Party Conventions This Week

May 21, 2018
A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk
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Both major political parties hold their conventions later this week.

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Attendance at state parks rose last year once again, with 71.5 million visitors to parks and historic sites across New York state.

Cuomo Releases Bill To End Carried Interest Loophole

Jan 18, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Reaction is coming in after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation to end what’s known as the carried interest loophole, a measure long sought by the left of the governor’s Democratic Party.

Reports: FBI Probing Cuomo Hiring Practices

Dec 8, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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According to published reports, some of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hiring practices are the subject of an FBI investigation.

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The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad has brought the first tanker cars it plans to park on a siding in the Adirondacks.  Environmental groups opposing the plan got a boost this week when Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke against the idea.

File: Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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Norsk Titanium is the only company that manufactures FAA-approved structural titanium components for the aerospace industry using a patented rapid plasma 3D printing technique.  Based in Norway, its global manufacturing facility is located in Plattsburgh.  On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the plant and officially dedicated the facility.

Three Weeks Left In Legislative Session In Albany

Jun 5, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

The New York state legislature is back at the capitol for three weeks of meetings before the session ends later in June.  A number of advocacy groups say there’s an opportunity for lawmakers to act to address some of the harm that they say President Trump’s policies are causing.  But divisions in the legislature may hinder any chance of achievements.

Governor Andrew Cuomo outlines North Country budget initaitives
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his proposed state spending plan to a North Country audience Monday, highlighting what he says are the plan’s benefits for the upstate region and announcing plans to enhance tourism venues in the Adirondacks.

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So we’re going to start out close to home this week. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently toured the state promoting his legislative plans for the New Year. He spent a lot of that time talking about education…and leaders around the state noticed.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear reaction to education policy changes in the Empire State.

Then it’s off to the UK to hear how scientists are trying to repair defects in DNA with gene splicing…and we’ll spend an Academic Minute learning fertility from a fruit fly.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ended his six-city state of the state tour, speaking according to his estimates, for nine hours total, and traveling over 1,200 miles, with one emergency helicopter landing thrown in for good measure.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office has confirmed it’s doing away with an Albany tradition this year: the State of the State address. Cuomo’s office said Monday that instead of the typical annual address that brings both houses of the legislature and state elected officials together, Cuomo will deliver “regional” addresses during the second week of January. Cuomo’s office says the second-term Democrat will visit New York City, western New York, the Hudson Valley, Long Island, the Capital Region and Central New York. No other details have been made public. Some lawmakers have said they were planning to boycott the governor’s annual address.

Cuomo Manages Fallout From Corruption Scandal

Sep 29, 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets crowd of union workers after speech on raising  the minimum wage at a rally outside the State Capitol on Tuesday.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is distancing himself from the corruption scandal within his administration and placing the blame on others. But some say Cuomo might be better off making some changes instead.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid-rigging in some of his major economic development projects. But critics on both the left and the right say the governor is failing to address the bigger picture, whether the $8.6 billion worth of  programs are an effective use of public monies.

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

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at Albright-Knox art museum in Buffalo on Friday, one day after nine people associated with  his administration were charged with corruption, and where he for the first time addressed the issue.

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