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An independent budget watchdog group agrees with an idea that Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro has to help bring down local property taxes. But it also says there is a tradeoff to any potential savings.


A new Siena College poll finds Governor Cuomo far ahead of his challengers in his quest for a third term in office. But the survey also shows that failed primary challenger Cynthia Nixon is still taking points away from the governor’s lead.


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The state’s high property taxes and outmigration problem were among the issues discussed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Marc Molinaro, this week when each separately visited a meeting of some of the state’s business leaders.


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Financial help is on the way for the City of Niagara Falls.

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More talk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking the Presidency in 2020 has been fueled by the governor’s decisive victory over a candidate from the progressive left of his party. But the governor still says he’s only running for a third term to lead New York State.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo handily won  in a Democratic primary against  actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had been gaining momentum in the days leading up to the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for governor, but two controversial incidents over the weekend could set the governor back in his race against challenger Cynthia Nixon.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the Sept. 13 election. It was a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast from Hofstra University on Long Island.

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The end of August used to be considered a slow season in politics, but television ads released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, are getting heated, as Cuomo and his Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon prepare to debate Wednesday evening at Hofstra University.


A bill which has passed the state Senate looks to provide oversight of state contracts awarded to development companies. The legislation would allow the state comptroller's office to review each contract. The measure, however, is being blocked in an Assembly committee, and, as Jim Heaney of Investigative Post points out, the bill is unlikley to have the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The Democratic candidates for governor — incumbent Andrew Cuomo and challenger Cynthia Nixon — have different views on spending money on the state’s schools.


There are three weeks until primary day in New York, and the Democratic underdog for governor, Cynthia Nixon, is laying out her plans for the final stretch of campaigning, saying there is a potential path to victory.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to rail against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. But some of his political opponents say the governor needs to talk more about issues related to New York state.


Tempers flared Wednesday at the New York State Board of Elections, where commissioners voted to limit the subpoena powers of the investigator in charge of enforcing campaign finance violations.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making the rounds of national news programs now that he has become the target of a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.


Candidate for Attorney General Tish James says she’d take steps to fight corruption in state government if she’s elected, even if it means going against her running mate, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Karen DeWitt caught up with James when she was visiting the Saratoga Race track.


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The Democratic frontrunner in the primary race for Attorney General, Tish James, says if she’s elected she’d be independent of her political ally, Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election opponents as he seeks a third term. But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against President Donald Trump.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying solid support from the leaders of most of the major unions in New York as he runs for a third term in office. But Cuomo’s relationship with organized labor was not always so sunny.


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A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights — under the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Janus case — to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.


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Finishing his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck the island last September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new agricultural trade agreement – and had some harsh words for President Donald Trump.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo’s former associates.

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Opponents to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 governor’s race are continuing to weigh in on the corruption convictions of the former head of Cuomo’s economic development programs. Independent candidate for Governor and the former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says it’s not just Cuomo and his administration who are to blame.


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The second set of corruption convictions of former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has renewed calls to reform the governor’s multibillion-dollar economic development program that was at the heart of the bribery and bid-rigging cases. But Cuomo said the problem is already fixed.


For the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.


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President Donald Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice, which he has said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday to begin mapping out a route for a train from major transit hubs in midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia airport.


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Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is entering the race for governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. The long time Democrat is the candidate for a newly formed political movement.


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The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally has been called immoral by many democrats over the past week. Now some are saying it’s illegal.

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Among those on hand in federal court in Manhattan Monday for the opening of the trial of Dr. Alain Kaloyeros was Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol bureau chief for Politico.com. In a morning interview with WBFO, Vielkind discussed a defense strategy which painted Kaloyeros as an administrator who cut through red tape and followed established practices in creating jobs throughout the state. Prosecutors accuse Kaloyeros and his co-defendants of bid-rigging in securing lucrative state development contracts. 


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