Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Announces $10M For Anti-Hate Crime Protection

Dec 22, 2019

This Hanukkah, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $10 million to boost security at non-public schools and religious institutions that may be the target of hate crimes in New York. 

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This year, the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature passed a record number of 900 plus bills. Since then, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his counsel’s office have been plowing through the fine print, deciding which ones to approve, which to reject and which ones might need some tweaks to make them actually carry out what the sponsors intended.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is releasing some of his proposals for the new year early, and one of them is a plan to ban polystyrene, a plastic foam which is commonly known as Styrofoam, in takeout containers from restaurants and fast food outlets. It follows the passage of a new law to ban single-use plastic bags in New York, which takes effect in March.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to prevent anyone who commits a serious crime in another state from buying or possessing a gun in New York. 

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Local pharmacists say time is running out for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would rein in pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs.