Latest Andrew Cuomo News

Capitol Watch: Local prosecutors sue over misconduct panel

Oct. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, district attorneys are challenging a new law creating a commission on prosecutorial misconduct. The District Attorneys' Association of the State of New York filed the lawsuit last week, arguing that the commission is unconstitutional because it...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

Oct. 19, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it. Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would...

Cuomo, Molinaro spar over debates in NY gov race

Oct. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After weeks of balking at requests to debate his opponents, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed Friday to face off against his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro. Molinaro immediately rejected the proposal as a political stunt by Cuomo, saying any debate featuring the candidates in the...

Albany County bans gay conversion therapy

Oct. 19, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany County has joined New York's capital city in banning therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors. The Times Union of Albany reports the county legislature voted 37-1 in July to ban gay conversion therapy and impose fines on anyone who...

No debate in NY governor's race with less than 3 weeks left

Oct. 18, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is balking at requests to debate his opponents, potentially leaving New Yorkers without the chance to see the candidates for governor face each other before the Nov. 6 election. Republican challenger Marc Molinaro had asked for a one-on-one debate with the two-term...

New York governor tours aging rail tunnel in funding push

Oct. 18, 2018 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes video images of the decaying, century-old rail tunnel under the Hudson River will help resolve a funding impasse with President Donald Trump's administration that has delayed construction of a new $13 billion tube considered crucial to the region's transportation...

State seeks bids to redevelop Thruway's 27 service areas

Oct. 17, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is seeking bids for redeveloping the more than two dozen service areas along the 570-mile Thruway system. The Thruway Authority on Tuesday announced that has issued a request for proposals to make improvements at 27 travel plazas through public-private partnerships. The...

Syracuse Mets _ formerly the Chiefs _ commit to staying put

Oct. 17, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse Chiefs have a new name and a new commitment to stay put. The Triple A team will now be known as the Syracuse Mets, a decision that comes after the New York Mets purchased the team last year. The new name was announced Tuesday, when state and local officials announced a...

Ex-executive gets over year in prison in NY corruption case

Oct. 16, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former energy company executive was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison after he admitted giving the spouse of one of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides a low-show job. Peter Galbraith Kelly Jr. was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, who said she hoped to...

NY state sending help to Syracuse to combat gun violence

Oct. 16, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Syracuse is getting help from New York state in combatting a spate of gun violence that has killed two children and wounded several other youths and adults in recent weeks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that state police will expand patrols and operations and boost...