Latest Andrew Cuomo News

Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

Jan. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand returned Wednesday to her upstate New York hometown to preview a campaign that is expected to put gender front and center. Speaking outside a Troy diner she said is...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the...

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

Jan. 15, 2019 6:19 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure would permit personal use as well as retail sales of the drug. Marijuana taxes would raise an estimated $300 million a year,...

Chunk of Tappan Zee Bridge is demolished with explosives

Jan. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EST

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A big chunk of the Tappan Zee Bridge went down in history — and the Hudson — on Tuesday after a detonation that thrilled onlookers who played hooky from work and school to watch the spectacle. Despite a few delays, the crowds had cameras at the ready when a boom shook...

Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

Jan. 13, 2019 10:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of legalization,...

Ex-New York state Senate leader starts prison term

Jan. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos began serving his four-year and three-month prison term Tuesday after he was convicted on corruption charges by a jury for a second time. Skelos, 70, reported to the federal prison at Otisville, New York, which has a medium security facility...

Man in the middle: DNC chair prepares for tough primary

Jan. 7, 2019 12:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories , but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary...

NY governor touts plan to fix subway line without shutdown

Jan. 4, 2019 3:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to reassure skeptics about his surprise, last-minute plan to repair a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn without a long-planned and long-dreaded 15-month shutdown. He spoke to reporters about his proposal Friday, a day after announcing the...

Governor calls off planned shutdown of NYC subway line

Jan. 3, 2019 6:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a quarter-million New Yorkers who for years dreaded "L-mageddon," a planned 15-month shutdown of a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, got a last-minute reprieve from the governor Thursday with a new plan that will allow repairs to go on at nights and weekends and keep...

Cuomo: Biden makes 'best case' for president among Democrats

Jan. 2, 2019 12:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Of all the Democrats considered potential candidates for president in two years, former Vice President Joe Biden makes the "best case," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Cuomo, a Democrat who begin his third term as governor on Tuesday, said Biden demonstrates the credibility...