Latest Andrew Cuomo News

$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...

Court strikes down NY law to disclose donors to nonprofits

Oct. 12, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democratic governor is reviewing a federal judge's move to strike down a 2016 law that would have required the disclosure of donors to certain nonprofits that want to lobby public officials. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says it's considering next steps following the decision in...

NY utility pushing pipeline says it will connect customers

Oct. 11, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York utility company said Friday it will immediately begin connecting over 1,100 customers who were denied service after the state rejected an application for a new pipeline. National Grid's statement followed the New York Public Service Commission's order Friday that called on...

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

Oct. 11, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in three states on Friday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits, dealing a setback to one of the president's most aggressive moves yet to cut legal immigration and make it...

New York to be 1st to require disclosure of tampon materials

Oct. 11, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will become the first state to require the disclosure of ingredients in tampons and other menstrual products. The law was signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said menstrual products could contain toxic or allergy-causing chemicals unknown to consumers. The law...

NY money available for homes damaged by Lake Ontario floods

Oct. 11, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says up to $20 million is available for homeowners in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne counties....

Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

Oct. 10, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26....

Francis Currey, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 94

Oct. 10, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

SELKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — Francis S. Currey, who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, has died at his home in upstate New York. He was 94. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Currey died Tuesday in Selkirk. He called Currey a "true American hero" who knocked out an enemy...

Shooting latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism

Oct. 9, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

The shooting that left two dead and several injured in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday — when Jews celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith — has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents. The attack in Germany, where investigators are pursuing...