Andrew Cuomo

Storm over
12:38 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Cuomo defends closing highways during storm

Albany firefighter Chris Kollias helps motorists jump start a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings through Friday morning in most of the state. Temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, with the wind making it feel as cold as 20-30 below zero in some areas.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo says the worst of the winter storm is now over- but New Yorkers now face a new challenge- extreme cold.  

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Government
7:22 am
Wed January 1, 2014

LI Senator Charles Fuschillo resigns

Merrick, NY Republican State Senator Charles Fuschillo
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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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Human development banned in 24k acres
4:27 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

NY approves largest land preserve in generation

Hudson River Gorge Wilderness about 4-hours north of Long Island near Indian Lake
Credit AP Photo/Carl Heilman, II

A New York State panel voted Friday to create a vast new 24,000 acre wilderness area along a remote stretch of the upper Hudson River, about four hours north of Long Island.  The land had been owned by a logging company and environmentalists feared that remote stretches of the upper Hudson might be sold for resort or second-home development.  This decision by the Adirondack Park Agency commission sets aside a sprawling area of wild rivers, pristine lakes, and forests where most human development will be banned.   

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Investors snatch up $2B in LIPA bonds
5:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

NY helps LIPA restructure debt at lower cost

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The Long Island Power Authority says it has finished restructuring more $2 billion dollars worth of debt.   LIPA says the borrowing could save rate payers some $130 million over 27 years.  

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