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Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, the prospective owner and several stakeholders, including New York state, have reached an agreement regarding the decommissioning of the Westchester County-based plant. This comes as the plant permanently shuts down by the end of the month. 

The New York State capitol in Albany
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On Monday, New York state Attorney General Letitia James received the necessary referral letter from the executive chamber to independently investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports on what lawmakers in her region think should happen next.

A second woman has come forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Cuomo denies the allegations, but has agreed to make a referral to state Attorney General Letitia James to conduct an investigation.  

Senator Joseph Griffo
Official portrait of New York State Senator Joseph Griffo

A New York Times report Saturday night detailed new allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo.

School bus
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As high-need school districts begin to see devastating impacts of a 20 percent cut in state aid due to the coronavirus pandemic, state lawmakers are trying to find ways to redirect funding to struggling schools.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Once the epicenter of the pandemic, New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening Monday but indoor dining will not immediately return.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The Capital Region is expected to enter Phase Three of reopening on Wednesday, Western New York on Tuesday.

St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church on Herrick Street, Rensselaer
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Religious institutions including churches, mosques, and temples can now open their doors to worshippers in New York regions under Phase Two of the state's reopening guidelines. 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Protesters in Brooklyn clashed with police Friday night, marked by images of a police vehicle set on fire and a video shared thousands of times on social media of a woman being violently shoved to the ground by a New York City police officer. 

NYS Considers Whether To Open Summer Camps

May 18, 2020
YMCA summer camp
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As portions of New York begin the first of a four-phase reopening plan, the question of whether the state will allow summer camps to open remains. Initially a concern about large gatherings, the decision has been complicated by a number of cases where children are becoming ill with a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be related to COVID-19.

A color-coded map of New York's economic development regions
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New York State will allow the Capital Region and Western New York to reopen in the days ahead if steps for increasing COVID-19 testing and tracing capacity are finalized. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Sunday during his daily briefing.

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a multi-state council of Northeast states that will study approaches to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and find coordinated ways to restore the regional economy.  Vermont was not included.  During his regular update Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott was asked about the state’s involvement.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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The coronavirus response may take years.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Vote Here sign
WAMC photo by Patrick Garrett

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will move the April 28th Democratic presidential primary to coincide with the June 23rd state legislative and congressional primaries.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is among those calling on the federal government to invoke the Defense Production Act so the Trump Administration can order factories to produce badly needed hospital gear to combat the corona virus. Cuomo also says he’s looking at ways to allow mail in balloting for the April 28th presidential primary.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (center) joined by New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker (left) and special counsel Beth Garvey (right)
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Eleven New Yorkers have now tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that is spreading across the globe. Governor Andrew Cuomo updated members of the press throughout the day and said the number of cases will increase.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared in Saranac Lake Sunday to promote winter tourism in the Adirondacks.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is responding to a tweet posted by President Donald Trump, who claimed the Democrat canceled a meeting with him.

North Country officials are mulling over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech and the more than 300-page book that details the Democrat’s proposals.  As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, there are a number of policies that area officials are optimistic about.

The panel consisted of (from left) Dave Wolfe, Neal Woodworth, Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman D. Billy Jones with host Thom Hallock
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The importance of getting broadband service into underserved areas of the Adirondacks and North Country region was the focus of a recent forum in Plattsburgh.

The seal of the New York State Police
New York State Police

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed state police to increase security near synagogues and religious centers during the Jewish High Holidays. 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the New York State Department of Financial Services to investigate the sudden shutdown of a payroll company based in Saratoga County.

Cuomo Takes On Trump Over Gun Control

Aug 5, 2019
Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on Congress to take immediate action on gun control in the wake of the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shootings over the weekend.

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.

3/18/19 Panel

Mar 18, 2019

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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Joe Bonilla, 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.

After leaders from New York communities gathered at the state capitol earlier this week to oppose proposed cuts to state aid for municipalities, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a change intended to assist local governments. 

1/28/19 Panel

Jan 28, 2019

 

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

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock; Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic; Political Consultant Libby Post; and Barry Lewis, Executive Editor of The Times-Herald Record.

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

Gov. Cuomo On WAMC's Roundtable 1/16/19

Jan 16, 2019
Governor Andrew Cuomo
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The day after his State of the State/budget message speech in Albany, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with WAMC's Alan Chartock Wednesday.

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2019 State of the State address on January 15, 2019.

Portion Of Tappan Zee Bridge Is Demolished

Jan 15, 2019
Courtesy of NYS Thruway Authority

At 10:52 this morning, a large portion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became history in just seconds. The bridge, an iconic lower Hudson Valley crossing that opened in 1955, was replaced by the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

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