Andrew Cuomo

Mark Lennihan / AP

On Monday the first of a series of federal corruption trials begins for several former associates of Governor Cuomo. The proceedings in the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan will focus on bribery and other charges against Governor Cuomo’s former closest aide, Joseph Percoco.

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Governor Cuomo says despite the government shutdown, he’s going to try to use state money to keep the Statue of Liberty, which is in a federal park, open. And he says the closure of the statue is a metaphor for what he says President Trump and Congress are doing through their policies on immigration.

“When they try to kick out immigrants, when they try to deport Dreamers, they’re trying to close down the Statue of Liberty,” said Cuomo. “I’m volunteering that the state will pay to keep the Statue of Liberty open.”

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Governor Cuomo is proposing an increase in school aid of over three-quarters of a billion dollars, or around three percent from last year, but some say that’s not enough to meet school districts’ rising costs.

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Governor Cuomo introduced legislation to end what’s known as the carried interest loophole, a measure long sought by the left of the governors’ Democratic Party.

Darren McGee / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A report by Governor Cuomo’s tax department lists ways that New Yorkers could get around the loss of some of their state and local tax deductions under the new law. But all of them come with complications.

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