Legislative leaders, after three separate meetings with the governor said they were “hopeful” that a final agreement could come before the weekend. But Governor Cuomo late in the day said talks are “inconclusive”, and he expects negotiations to continue over Saturday and Sunday.
During a stop in Buffalo Thursday to help sell his 2013-2014 budget proposal Governor Andrew Cuomo praised state lawmakers who voted for the SAFE Act. Cuomo said it was a very tough vote for politicians - because powerful gun advocacy groups opposed it. With more here's WBFO's Chris Caya.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was credited for laying out an ambitious agenda by several members of the region's state delegation. Cuomo called for boosting the Upstate economy, expanding casino gaming, and increasing the minimum wage from $7.25-an-hour to $8.75 an hour.
Governor Andre Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened to prevent more shootings like the one in Newtown Connecticut, but he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.
Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York’s congressional delegation has promised the help.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is telling local governments they are on their own when it comes to coping with a recently imposed property tax cap, saying it’s up to county and city government leaders to make the hard choices, and to stop complaining.
Local government leaders have been warning that the 2% property tax cap imposed by Governor Cuomo and the legislature last year will severely squeeze their finances, and that key programs and workers will have to be cut.