Andrew Cuomo

July 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, tops Democrats are ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Republicans to return to Albany. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie say the Senate's Republican leaders should immediately reconvene to take up measures...
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July 13, 2018 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday to initiate a corruption probe following the guilty verdicts at a corruption trial a day earlier related to the state's ambitious "Buffalo Billion" upstate redevelopment scandal. Nixon, a Democrat...
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July 13, 2018 - 11:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A report from New York state health officials is recommending the legalization of marijuana. The 74-page analysis released Friday concludes that the benefits of legalization outweigh potential risks. It suggests the state could raise nearly $700 million in tax revenue off the...
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July 11, 2018 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Two criminal trials over allegations of high-level corruption in New York state were both drawing to a close Wednesday on the same floor atop a federal courthouse with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. In one courtroom the focus has been on alleged back-room dealing...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:57 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for re-election, saying they're championing and protecting New Yorkers' rights. The independent, political arm of Planned Parenthood in New York state cites Cuomo's accomplishments,...
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July 10, 2018 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A New York jury was set to begin deliberations Wednesday in the trial of a former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and three developers charged in an alleged bid rigging scheme involving construction projects worth hundreds of millions of...
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July 09, 2018 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several businessmen tried desperately to hide a conspiracy to steer contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars in an ambitious upstate New York redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The government's prized cooperator at a corruption trial that grew from an ambitious New York state redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion began his testimony Thursday, describing how a developer and a key player in the project forged a solid relationship after bonding...
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June 19, 2018 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A key cooperator for the prosecution could soon testify in a criminal case that grew from a New York State economic redevelopment plan known as the Buffalo Billion. Kevin Schuler, a former executive at the construction firm LPCiminelli, pleaded guilty last month to charges that...
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June 18, 2018 - 4:15 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Stephanie Miner, an ex-Syracuse mayor and former ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced Monday that she's running for governor as an independent. Miner, a 48-year-old registered Democrat, said she's launching her campaign to disrupt what she referred to as Albany's "...
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