Latest Andrew Cuomo News

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Dec. 7, 2019 7:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives. The new...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

NY gives green light to expanding $15 minimum wage

Dec. 6, 2019 5:06 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — New York is moving ahead with a law that will raise the minimum wage statewide on New Year's Eve. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget director says several studies show New York's gradual increase in the minimum wage hasn't directly caused a loss in jobs. State law required the budget...

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought

Dec. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein after he hobbled into court...

Renewable energy groups push NY to put a price on carbon

Dec. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Renewable energy groups are pushing New York to help meet its ambitious climate change goals by charging electric generators for the carbon pollution they create. Putting a price on carbon will help New York meets its aggressive goal of 70% of its electricity coming from wind, solar and...

Sites around New York receive historic preservation awards

Dec. 5, 2019 7:13 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ten projects around New York state have received 2019 state historic preservation awards and a dozen additional locations have been nominated for listing on the state and national historic registers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the awards Wednesday. Sites represent New York history from...

Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

Dec. 4, 2019 3:22 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could bar doctors from performing so-called virginity tests under legislation prompted by the rapper T.I.'s controversial claim that he has a gynecologist check his daughter's hymen annually. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said Tuesday the bill she submitted last month would...

Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

Dec. 2, 2019 9:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A seemingly endless winter storm that hindered travel across most of the country over the long holiday weekend is delivering a last wallop as it swoops through the Northeast, dumping heavy snow, shuttering hundreds of schools and bedeviling commuters in the region Monday. The storm...

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...

Bus, tractor trailer collide on NY highway during snowstorm

Dec. 2, 2019 9:00 PM EST

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. (AP) — A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they don’t appear to be life threatening. The crash happened around 7...