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Government
7:22 am
Wed January 1, 2014

LI Senator Charles Fuschillo resigns

Merrick, NY Republican State Senator Charles Fuschillo
Credit AP

New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday.  In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.  Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.

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Hydro-fracking in NY
7:28 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cuomo doesn't expect decision on fracking until November election or later

In this file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the sate should go ahead with hydro-fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.

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NY tax incentives and business subsidies
7:37 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cuomo announces $750 million in state economic development grants

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the 2012 regional economical development council awards in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The money will fund 824 projects around the state, including several on Long Island.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday the decision on which projects to fund came at a regional level.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking ahead of the 2013 Regional Economic Development Awards.

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Taxes
7:22 am
Wed December 11, 2013

NY tax commission recommends cuts

Former New York Gov. George Pataki, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former state Comptroller Carl McCall pose at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Cuomo named Pataki and McCall to a Tax Relief Commission.
Credit AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in business taxes. 

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Reform groups: Elections board is "useless"
9:40 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Reformers focus on NY Board of Elections

Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.

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