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According to published reports, some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hiring practices are the subject of an FBI investigation.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo weighed in on the controversy over Christopher Columbus when he marched in New York City’s annual Columbus Day parade.  


New York State is planning to expand opportunities for college courses in some state prisons. However, one Republican Assemblymember is blasting the "handout to cons" as a publicity-grabber for the Governor.

It is now an international incident - and soon to be a possible criminal investigation. Canada and the Niagara County Legislature are calling for further investigation into the sewage dumped into the Niagara River over the weekend.

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A local state assemblyman is welcoming Governor Andrew Cuomo's call for an investigation into last weekend's discharge of wastewater near the base of Niagara Falls. That lawmaker is pointing his own finger directly at the Niagara Falls Water Board for an incident he says should never have happened.


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A meeting to discuss an ongoing dispute over the Seneca Nation's casino compact was, according to a local State Senator, canceled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Senator Robert Ortt is urging both sides to work out a new meeting time and reach an agreement that, he says, will restore funding that is much needed by entities in Niagara Falls.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state regulators to investigate wastewater discharges that turned the water near the base of Niagara Falls black last weekend.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed more details this week about how the newly named Mario Cuomo Bridge on the Thruway over the Hudson River will be financed.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo should veto a bill passed by the New York State Legislature that blocks local governments from billing pharmaceutical companies to dispose of unused prescription drugs. That is the position of Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke, who is sponsoring legislation to hold drug companies accountable.

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New York State is set to study the use of a device known as the “textalyzer,” which would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.

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Cleanup efforts are continuing after  three tornadoes touched down Thursday in Southern Erie County and Allegany County.

Governor Cuomo defined the conflict over changing the health care laws in Washington as a class struggle, saying it’s all about the rich versus the rest.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, but first, he may be facing some obstacles to win a third term as governor in 2018.


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The second voter survey in two weeks shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeting to a near record low.


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The redevelopment of the long vacant Hotel Niagara is being touted as another sign of Niagara Falls' rebirth.

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Moving the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is on hold. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto issued a temporary restraining order Monday, stopping "all construction and related activities" for moving the facility to the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

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Governor Cuomo was in Buffalo Thursday morning to announce an initiative that will use dollars from Buffalo Billion Two to remediate housing on the city's East Side and in the Town of Cheektowaga.


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While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Donald Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the president by name.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that aims to boost hemp production, as Ontario gathers public input on legalizing marijuana.

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With their own multi-million dollar investment and some help from New York State, nationally-known dairy producer HP Hood is taking over a former yogurt production plant in Batavia and will reopen it for their own milk production needs. At least 200 jobs are expected to be created.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Batavia on Tuesday to announce what he says will be details of a new partnership that will create hundreds of new jobs at an idle dairy facility.

State trooper, woman killed in Jefferson County

Jul 10, 2017
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A state police trooper and a 27-year-old woman were killed Sunday night as part of an apparent domestic violence incident in Jefferson County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered flags on state buildings flown at half-mast in honor of Trooper Joel Davis.

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It has been just over two weeks since ride-hailing services have been permitted outside New York City and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is pleased so far.

Senecas and Cuomo to meet over casino payments

Jul 8, 2017
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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's hoping to avoid litigation with the Seneca Nation of Indians over casino payments. He insists the contract between the state and the Senecas requires revenue sharing from casinos to continue.

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Later this summer, the new Tappan Zee Bridge will be named in honor of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, the current governor’s father. But the renaming of the bridge came with a bit of controversy.


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Add Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s name to the list of state politicians wary of holding a constitutional convention. Voters get to decide this November whether New York should hold the event.


Additional efforts have been put into place to decrease flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that photo identification evidence can now be legally entered at trial in New York State.

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The legislature finally ended its 2017 legislative session, after the Assembly voted overnight on a privately negotiated omnibus bill, and the Senate finally finished on Thursday afternoon. The messy process drew condemnation from both sides of the aisle.


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The State Assembly voted in the early hours of Thursday morning on a bill that takes care of some unfinished business in the 2017 legislative session.

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