State of the State Address

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting some good news, as he prepares to release his 2020 state budget. The latest polling numbers from Siena College show Cuomo's favorability rating got a slight boost, while his job performance got an even bigger boost.

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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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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.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State message on Wednesday, at a time when New York faces its worst budget deficit in a decade. WBFO will provide live coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m.


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New York lawmakers are set to return to Albany this week for the start of the new legislative session, and a second year of near-total control of state government by Democrats.

During last year’s session, Democrats — who wrested control of the state Senate from Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections — passed a tsunami of bills long desired by liberals. This year, they are set to tackle complicated and weedy topics that have yet to pass, including paid surrogacy, aid-in-dying and a single-payer health care system.

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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.

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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.

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The New York State Legislature for the first time granted civil rights to transgender New Yorkers. And on a busy day at the State Capitol, Gov. Andrew Cuomo also released his $175 billion budget plan.

The Democratic-led New York State Legislature is set for a big week. Action is planned on Monday to implement early voting in the state and on Tuesday to grant more civil rights to transgender New Yorkers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also will release his budget proposal.

Monday was the first full day of session in the New York State legislature, and lawmakers have a lot to contend with, including a multi billion dollar budget deficit.


Cuomo announces new plan to improve voting

Jan 8, 2017
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On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his ninth proposal of the 2017 State of the State Address.

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Top Democrat and Republican members of the Senate and Assembly are not attending Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address.

Cuomo announces 12th proposal in 2016 plan

Jan 10, 2016
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In the days leading to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, he continues to release details of his 2016 agenda.

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Campaign finance, legislative positions, and public trust in government are likely to be among the topics Governor Andrew Cuomo will bring up in his upcoming State of the State address.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has yet to reveal his anticipated gun control bill, but the effort is getting significant support.

The Independent Democratic Conference has announced it will support the Governor's legislation. The five-member conference is a group of Democrats who are closely aligned with Republicans. Cuomo's bill is expected to present limits on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

He is planning to announce components of the bill during his State of the State address on Wednesday.