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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ready to release his state budget plan on Tuesday, and public school spending will likely once again be an area of contention, as the state faces a $6 billion budget gap.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases his state budget plan Tuesday afternoon, and he’s expected to detail how he will close a $6 billion budget gap. With resistance in the State Legislature to new taxes and spending cuts, the governor may have to get creative to thread that needle.

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Members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration delivered State of the State presentations across the state on Thursday. In Amherst, Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Mark Schroeder took questions regarding Medicaid, light rail service and services for the deaf.

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The special election to fill out former Rep. Chris Collins' term in the 27th Congressional District will apparently be held April 28, the same day the state's presidential primary will be held.

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A judge has blocked New York State from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products, but advocates say they will continue to lobby the state legislature to prevent sales.

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Governor Cuomo wants New York State to send more money to less wealthy school districts. But after making that argument in his State of the State address Wednesday, some stakeholders are saying the state just needs to better fund education, period.


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A local activist group says it will do its best to obstruct and defy any new gun control legislation from the state. 2AWNY.COM is calling 2020 a “year of defiance” against what it perceives to be the continued erosion of the right to bear arms in New York State.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his tenth State of the State address Wednesday in Albany. WBFO reporters took in-depth look at what the governor and others are saying about some key challenges the state faces at the start of a new decade.

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There was a somber tone to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 10th State of the State message in a year where the state is facing a $6 billion deficit and reeling from a recent spate of hate crimes, including a stabbing incident at a rabbi’s house outside New York City.

Governor announces another $45M to fight hate crimes

Jan 6, 2020
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced an additional $45 million to help protect New York's religious-based institutions. It came after throngs of demonstrators streamed across the Brooklyn Bridge in a solidarity march against anti-Semitism and all acts of hate.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled another of his 2020 State of the State proposals. This time, he supports legislation that would ban flavored nicotine vaping products - including menthol - and vaping ads aimed at youth.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking at running higher-speed passenger trains across New York by re-imagining designs.

New York's governor has vetoed a bill to allow electric scooters and bikes statewide, his office said Thursday.

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New York state begins the new year with the biggest budget deficit since the Great Recession, estimated at $5 billion to $6 billion.


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With support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many members of the state legislature, 2020 could be the year when New York legalizes the adult use of recreational marijuana. But the issue has become complicated by a widespread lung ailment linked to vaping.


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New York's governor says convicted sex offenders should be required to disclose their social media screen names to prevent them from using apps to exploit children.

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New York's governor wants to eliminate the so-called "pink tax." Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he will push legislation banning gender-based price disparities for similar goods and services.

Attorneys in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office are plowing through a record number of bills passed by the State Legislature this year, and deciding which ones to sign, and which ones to veto. Some measures have support but still might not make it into law this year, including one that would outlaw some harmful chemicals in children’s toys.

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New York State has reached a $10.5 million settlement with two upstate utilities, New York State Electric & Gas Corp. and Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. It is the largest ever in New York State for a utility failing to follow procedures related to an emergency response.

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A conservative good government group is suing to block a pay hike that would place Gov. Andrew Cuomo among the nation's highest paid governors.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close a loophole in New York law that prevents prosecutors from bringing rape charges in certain cases when victims become drunk voluntarily. He also has proposed prohibiting the use of styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, single-use food containers.

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He will offer his State of the State Address in Albany shortly after the start of the new year. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already revealed some of what he'll pursue when he delivers his annual fiscal and legislative wish list.

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The state is facing a $6 billion dollar budget deficit, mainly due to an increase in spending on Medicaid,  and Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are trying to come up with ideas on how to close it. One idea gaining support among some Democrats in the legislature is reinstating a decades-old stock transfer tax changed during the Reagan era that it’s sponsor says could net the state billions of dollars a year.


New York state is facing the largest budget gap in several years. The $6 billion deficit is due largely to higher costs for Medicaid, the health care insurance program for low-income people.


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The Northland Workforce Training Center is expanding beyond just job training into providing college and perhaps graduate degrees.


Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud has responded to a list of demands from a student sit-in that has been going on for a week, over racist incidents that have occurred recently on campus. In the past two weeks, SU has been rocked by at least 10 incidents including racist graffiti, yelling racial slurs and hateful emails. 

NYS expands lawsuit over Lake Ontario flooding

Nov 17, 2019
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State Attorney General Letitia James have announced an expanded lawsuit against the International Joint Commission, for “failing to implement its flood protocol for the Moses-Saunders Power Dam.” That is the dam that can be used to help regulate the level of water in Lake Ontario.

New York is facing a looming budget deficit because of rising costs and spending on health care in the state’s Medicaid program. It’s increasingly likely that the state will resort to what critics say is a fiscal “gimmick” to keep the rest of this year's and next year’s spending plans in balance.


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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marched in the Veterans Day parade in New York City. He mostly avoided President Donald Trump, who  also spoke at the event.


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A new law that takes effect in New York in January will give people accused of crimes more tools to mount a defense in court. But the state’s District Attorneys say changes to what’s known as the discovery laws will be costly and hard to implement.

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