Andrew Cuomo

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for the MTA. This allows the agency to speed up improvements on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North, and the New York City Subways.

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When the legislative session ended on June 21, lawmakers left behind a lot of unfinished business, including a failure to act on ethics reform proposals in light of an economic development scandal in the Cuomo administration.    

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The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close, and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017, including a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

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New York watchdog groups agree that lawmakers should enact more oversight of the state’s economic development contracts. This push follows a scandal that’s led to nine former associates of Governor Andrew Cuomo being charged with crimes including bid rigging and bribery.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting involved in New York’s congressional races. At a rally with House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, he vowed to help defeat the state’s Republican members of the House of Representatives when they are up for election next year. 

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