Latest Andrew Cuomo News

Appellate court: New York farmworkers have right to unionize

May. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Farmworkers have the same constitutional right to unionize as all other workers in New York state, a mid-level state appellate court ruled Thursday in a case challenging a provision in state labor law excluding farmworkers from basic labor protections. The Appellate Division of state...

Plans proceed to build new bus terminal in New York

May. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward, a sign that the interstate feuding that stalled the process over the last several years may finally be coming to an end. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday that it is starting a...

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

NY state government saves $29M by reducing copy paper use

May. 22, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies have saved more than $29 million in recent years by cutting back on copy paper. The figure comes from a state report issued Wednesday that looked at steps agencies have taken over the past seven years to reduce pollution, waste and energy use. According to the...

Legislature approves bill banning undetectable firearms

May. 21, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature. The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved by the...

NY moves to ensure Trump pardons can't nix state charges

May. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon won't be enough to clear someone associated with the commander-in-chief of similar state charges under legislation approved by New York state lawmakers Tuesday. The bill, which now moves to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revises the exceptions to the state's double...

NY bill to let US House see Trump's state returns narrowed

May. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are seeking to sharply narrow a proposal that would grant congressional committees access to state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of anyone who pays taxes in the state. Amendments filed over the...

Rising Lake Ontario levels prompt emergencies along shore

May. 20, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to rise. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed state agencies to assist local governments and residents in responding to potential flooding in the coming days and weeks....

Capitol Watch: Domestic violence issues in the spotlight

May. 18, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, lawmakers gave support this week to domestic violence victims. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing judges to reduce prison sentences for domestic abuse victims who committed crimes while defending themselves against their abusers. The...

Cuomo creates new panel to study future of Erie Canal

May. 18, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The future of the Erie Canal will be the focus of a new state task force created to study how to reinvent the historic waterway as an economic engine. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of the new panel on Friday. It will look at ways to better use the canal, for tourism,...