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The most recent Quinnipiac poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for the state Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just over $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That amount dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than $1 million in their war chests.

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A government watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into whether an ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while leading Cuomo's 2014 campaign.

Primary challengers to a group of former break away Democrats in the State Senate have been gaining momentum lately, at least when it comes to campaign endorsements. Many are encouraged by the June upset win of primary challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to longtime Queens Congressman Joe Crowley.

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion' economic redevelopment program. 

Alcoholic ice cream comes to NYS

Jul 11, 2018
Perry's Ice Cream

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a Senate bill allowing for the sale of beer and hard cider ice cream in New York State. The law (S8830 Chapter 118), sponsored by Sen. James Seward (R-Oneonta), was approved to help New York’s craft beer industry, cider producers and farmers by helping food retailers and restaurants meet the growing demand by consumers for these new dairy products.

New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

New York's agency tasked with investigating accusations of abuse and neglect against disabled people in state care is promising to improve transparency following years of complaints about conducting nearly all of its work in secret.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is directing the state university system to continue policies that promote racial diversity among students after the Trump administration said the federal government will let schools leave race out of admission decisions.

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A state trooper responding to a call about a suicidal and possibly armed man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania border early Monday was fatally shot along with the man, a school principal, officials said.

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Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Jumaane Williams used this weekend to do some campaigning in Western New York. The Brooklyn Councilmember is challenging current incumbent Kathy Hochul, saying he will be an independent advocate for all New Yorkers.

Heat advisory Monday

Jun 18, 2018
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The National Weather Service has issued a ‘heat advisory’ for much of  Upstate New York on Monday. That advisory runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and includes Northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties.

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The New York State Assembly has voted to eliminate the requirement for cash bail in most criminal cases.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is riding a school bus around New York State to highlight his proposal to allow parents or teachers to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.

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A report from the state ethics commission clears Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former high-level economic development official Sam Hoyt of sexual harassment charges, but the report leaves many unanswered questions.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is getting support from the disability community.

Officials in New York are conducting a series of cybersecurity drills to test how vulnerable the state's election system is to hacking.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in Democratic Party stalwarts Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden to endorse him as the incumbent received the overwhelming support of delegates Thursday at the state Democratic Convention on Long Island.

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The New York State Public Service Commission is proposing a $3.9 million settlement over the way NYSEG and Rochester Electric & Gas responded to the March 2017 windstorm.

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New York has commitments for $670 million on extending broadband service to every part of the state to meet a promise by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sen. Rob Ortt says that is well and good, but he wants to know where money has been spent and where it will be spent.

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Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins is calling for an expansion of public housing in New York State. At the same time, Hawkins is criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s housing investment strategies.

New York lawmakers will carry on trying to close a loophole that could shield people from state prosecution if they have received a presidential pardon — without the bill's high-profile champion, former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Current U.S. immigration policies pose an economic threat to New York's struggling dairy industry, according to the director of a farmworker program at Cornell University.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that would temporarily take away the guns of people accused of domestic violence.

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Morning Edition listeners know Cokie Roberts as a veteran commentator providing political analysis. However, that is just one of a long list of accomplishments over a 40-year career that have won Roberts many awards and accolades.

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Wegmans has some concerns about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this week to ban single-use plastic bags.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a bill to ban plastic grocery bags in New York, but not everyone is praising him for it.

Erie County Medical Center

In this National Donate Life Month of April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced "historic levels" of New Yorkers are now registered as organ donors. Getting the credit for the recent growth spurt is an executive order signed in 2017 that allows New Yorkers to register when applying for government benefits, licenses and other services.

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New York is making free food pantries a standard fixture on all its public college campuses.

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