Andrew Cuomo

St. Patrick's day weekend celebrations are not the only things Irish impacting the economy.

Matt Ryan New York Now

The state Legislature’s one-house budgets make some changes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $163 million proposal to offer free tuition at public colleges in New York to some middle-class students.

For the second day in a row, due to heavy snow across New York state, tractors trailers are banned from the mainline Thruway.

Karen Dewitt

The New York State Senate and Assembly are in agreement on a plan to increase funding for the care of the developmentally disabled.

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The New York State Senate and Assembly will release their one-house budgets early next week, as the March 31 deadline for a new spending plan draws near. They have already given some hints as to what the plans will include.


Karen DeWitt / WBFO News

A group of disabled Western New Yorkers are among those who were arrested for protests in New York’s capitol on Tuesday afternoon.

Karen DeWitt

The state budget is due in 3 1/2 weeks, but the biggest push at the Capitol is for a change that is not a spending item. It’s a measure to treat 16- and 17-year-olds as children, not adults, when they are charged with serious crimes.


Doctor on Demand / National Public Radio

A new benchmark survey finds the use of telemedicine across Upstate New York very low, but the vast majority of those who have used it say they liked it.

Victims of child sex abuse in New York say the political power of the Roman Catholic Church and other institutions is preventing lawmakers from passing a law that would relax one of the nation's tightest statutes of limitations on filing criminal charges and lawsuits.

Press office Gov. Andrew Cuomo

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new organization designed to improve economic and cultural relations between New York and Israel.

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Reform advocates are taking exception to remarks made by Governor Cuomo, who said there already is enough oversight of potentially corrupt activities in Albany.


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A new poll finds that in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s numbers are rising while President Donald Trump’s are sinking.


Niagarafallslive.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from a proposal to build a privately operated lodge on a state-owned island near the brink of Niagara Falls.

The New York State Legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests - and more actions are expected when lawmakers return.


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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per-year spending cap.


Albany and Washington disagree on usage of New York State's I Love NY highway signs.

Niagarafallslive.com

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster is responding to Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build a lodge on Goat Island.

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Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster has released a statement regarding the visitors lodge that has been proposed for Goat Island.

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Governor Cuomo is targeting property taxes as he moves to force local governments to spend less money by making them more efficient and consolidated. The Governor outlined his plans Thursday at The Meeting House in Williamsville.


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The leader of the Senate Republicans said he’s against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to require local governments in each county to offer government consolidation plans to go before voters in November.


Environmental groups are pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change. At a budget hearing Monday, lawmakers were focused on a more immediate concern — clean drinking water.


Governor Cuomo is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to establish an official drinking water standard for the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

Health leaders call for elimination of Hep C

Feb 8, 2017
National Public Radio

Organizers of New York's first-ever Hepatitis C summit are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to wipe out Hepatitis C in the state.

They don't mean to sound ungrateful, but ... New York public college students who stand to gain from the nation's most ambitious free-tuition proposal point to a sobering reality: free tuition doesn't mean free college.

Cuomo distorting school aid picture, report says

Feb 3, 2017
Alliance for Quality Education

The Alliance for Quality Education says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is misleading the public in a debate about school funding. The school advocacy group has published a new report that criticizes the governor's proposed education spending plan and his attempts to defend it.

New step therapy law called step in right direction

Feb 1, 2017
National Public Radio

Advocates are applauding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of new step therapy legislation for 2017. However, health insurers are projecting an additional half-billion dollars in drug costs because of the law.

Karen DeWitt

Eight protesters were arrested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Tuesday as they called for more money for legal aid services for the state’s poorest.


National Public Radio

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a crowd of cheering Planned Parenthood advocates that he’s proposing an amendment to put protections from the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into the state’s constitution.


New York State Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants. The assistance comes in the midst of the second day of protests across the nation, including at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.


Press office Gov. Andrew Cuomo

On Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a confidential toll-free hotline for New Yorkers to report missing or detained refugee relatives, friends or colleagues.

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