Andrew Cuomo

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The New York State Legislature voted Tuesday to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure immediately after the vote. 

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

There have been numerous reactions to many of the policy items in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state budget. But how did the governor’s budgeting skills measure up? Two budget watchdog organizations are giving him mixed reviews.

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The New York State legislature has been more active during the first few days of the session than it has in many years. It’s a big contrast from recent years, when it was the governor who took the lead in setting the agenda.

Cuomo Releases 2019 Budget Plan

Jan 16, 2019
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2019 budget address in Albany Tuesday. He outlined what he called four of the state’s biggest challenges.  

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Governor Andrew Cuomo began his third term in office with a speech at the historic site of Ellis Island, where the ancestors of millions of Americans arrived as immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. He focused much of his speech not on state issues, but instead on what he sees as the nation’s problems, and said New York will lead the fight against them.