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Miner submits petitions for ballot line for NY governor

Aug. 21, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has submitted more than 40,000 voter signatures to secure her place as a candidate for governor on the November ballot. Miner was elected to lead Syracuse as a Democrat but she is running for governor as an independent on the Serve America Movement...

Special election for Rochester-area seat set for Nov. 6

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A special election to fill an open Rochester-area congressional seat will be held the same day as the general election in November. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday officially set the Nov. 6 date for a special election to fill the 25th District seat formerly held by Democratic Rep. Louise...

Cuomo signs bill creating commission on prosecutorial abuse

Aug. 20, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that creates the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct. The law establishes an 11-member commission appointed by the governor, Legislature and New York's chief judge to probe misconduct claims against New York state...

Emails show lobbyist communicating with top Cuomo officials

Aug. 20, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A cache of emails shows a lobbyist whose cooperation helped convict two former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on corruption charges had access to top officials in the governor's administration as he sought help for clients. The New York Times obtained nearly 350 pages of emails as part of a...

No butts: Law bars smoking at home day care centers

Aug. 20, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo bans smoking in home-based day care centers. The law signed Monday requires facilities licensed or registered for child care services to comply with the smoking ban even when children are not present. Operators and residents of home-based day care...

7-year-old boy reopens lemonade stand shuttered by inspector

Aug. 20, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A 7-year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a state health inspector put the squeeze on him last month. Brendan Mulvaney raised more than $900 on Saturday for the family of a 12-year-old girl who's facing surgery this week to fix...

Cuomo says Trump fools the country, but not New York

Aug. 19, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo spoke at...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo outspends Nixon as primary nears

Aug. 18, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is significantly outspending rival Cynthia Nixon as next month's Democratic primary nears. While recent campaign filings show both candidates raised about the same amount, Cuomo outspent the former "Sex and the City" star by more than...

Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

Aug. 17, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was "inartful" when he said this week that America "was never that great." The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell...

The Latest: Trump says 'blunder' will end Cuomo's career

Aug. 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comments that America "was never that great" (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Republican President Donald Trump says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's political career is over following the Democrat's comment earlier this week that America "was never...