Latest Andrew Cuomo News

Capitol Watch: Politics decide when bills get to Cuomo desk

Oct. 19, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A huge pile of legislation passed this year by newly empowered New York Democrats is still awaiting the governor's signature, and advocacy groups and lawmakers are clamoring to get their bills turned into law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a 10-day deadline to act on bills after they are...

Northeast officials team up to push pot, vaping regulations

Oct. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products. Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in New York City...

New York governor signs law aimed at foiling Trump pardons

Oct. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law Wednesday clearing away legal hurdles that could have prevented state prosecutions of people pardoned by President Donald Trump for federal crimes. Supporters of the new law, including newly empowered Democrats elected last year, said New York's...

Lamont still hopeful for "doable" transportation plan

Oct. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he's still working to get state lawmakers "on board" with his latest plan to upgrade Connecticut's roads and bridges. Lamont said Wednesday his administration is talking daily with legislative leaders to secure support before the proposal is rolled...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Congress shouldn't be distracted by the impeachment hearings The Post-Journal Oct. 14 Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are...

Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent...

The Latest: Spokesman says Cuomo was quoting New York Times

Oct. 15, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo using a racial slur (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A spokesman for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the governor prefaced his comment in which he used a racial slur by saying he was quoting a New York Times article. Cuomo used the slur Tuesday in...

Big questions remain for NY's public campaign finance plan

Oct. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York commission began crafting a small-donor public campaign financing system Monday but has yet to tackle big issues such as when the program would launch. The system will provide up to $100 million in public financing to candidates for offices such as governor and legislature...

$3 million for NY towns to buy zero emissions equipment

Oct. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that communities that want to promote emissions-free vehicles can apply for part of $3 million in rebates and grants. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says electric vehicles cost less to operate and are more...

Capitol Watch: Budget wrangling already under way in Albany

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The second floor of the New York State Capitol is bustling as the governor works on his budget proposal, due in January. The legislative session may still be a season away, but lobbyists are already stalking the halls and pitching their funding priorities to Democratic Gov. Andrew...