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Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Governor Cuomo Unveils New Plan To Combat Gun Violence

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide initiative aimed at curtailing gun violence on Saturday.

02/18/2012

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers To Consider Raising Minimum Wage To $8.50 An Hour

Minimum wage workers haven’t seen a pay increase in three years. That could soon change, since State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly plans to introduce a bill today, raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50.

01/30/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Environmentalists Protest Against Hydrofracking Outside Gov. Cuomo’s Office

About two dozen protesters were outside Cuomo’s office calling on him to ban hydrofracking. The process uses water and chemicals to extract natural gas from the earth.

08/13/2011

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Cuomo Signs Law Making Attending Animal Fights A Misdemeanor

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the law should help authorities crack down on dog fights and cockfights where spectators drive the market.

08/04/2011

Maira Garcia (R) and Maria Vargas hold hands while waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City. Today was the first day gay couples were allowed to legally marry in New York state. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Hold Rallies To Call For Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

By far the largest group marched to the United Nations to demand that all New Yorkers, all 20 million residents, not just the 212 members of the legislature, be given a say on whether same sex marriage should be legal.

07/24/2011

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Gay Rights Group Gives $60K Campaign Check To Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The Empire State Pride Agenda’s check to the Democrat was one of the biggest among Cuomo’s $5.5 million in contributions since January.

07/15/2011

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Governor Cuomo Wants Harsher Penalties For Texting And Driving

Cuomo’s proposal would make texting, tweeting and gaming at the wheel a primary offense. That means drivers would face 3 points on their license and up to a $150 fine.

06/13/2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner

Rep. Weiner A Notable No-Show At NY Celebrate Israel Parade

One notable no-show to Sunday’s Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue was Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose absence apparently did not sit will with a top U.S. senator.

06/05/2011

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Speaker Quinn Heads To Albany Hoping For ‘Swift Action’ On Renewal Of Rent Regulations

Quinn will be joined by a dozen other Council members as they take their fight to the state capital.

05/23/2011

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Hundreds Laid Off As Yonkers Schools Face Crippling Budget Crunch

There’s high anxiety in New York’s fourth largest city, as Yonkers schools face crushing program cuts in a faceoff between the city and its teachers union.

05/18/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cuomo: Gay Marriage May Not Get A Floor Vote In NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t want to bring a bill to legalize gay marriage to a floor debate and vote in the state Senate unless he’s certain there are enough votes to pass it.

05/11/2011

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Cuomo: NY Law Sheds 24,000 Sex Offenders From Social Networks

A New York law is credited with removing 24,000 sex offenders from Internet social networking sites nationwide.

04/28/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Analysis: Gov. Cuomo Takes Bill Clinton’s Path

In a picture hanging in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inner office, Cuomo is a young housing secretary at a Democratic dinner dais where his father, then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, was to introduce Bill Clinton, the president and Andrew’s boss at the time.

04/09/2011

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Town Of Rye Mulls Whether To Dissolve Itself Out Of Existence

Town officials said they have taken to heart Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desire to consolidate some of the 4,000 municipalities that drive up costs and taxes.

03/30/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.

03/27/2011

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