Governor Andrew Cuomo

JD Allen

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and dozens of Long Island elected officials are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to stop the Army Corp of Engineers’ plan to continue to dump dredged materials into Long Island Sound for the next 30 years.

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New York lawmakers are sharply criticizing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's big economic development programs after reports showed only modest success.

An Assembly Committee on Wednesday grilled Howard Zemsky, Cuomo's top economic development official, asking him to explain why programs like Start-Up NY haven't created more jobs.

Start-Up uses tax-free zones at colleges and universities to attract companies.

FELIPE DANA/ AP

 

New York state has confirmed 537 cases of Zika so far — though officials say all appear to be connected to travel to affected areas and there's no evidence the virus is spreading through local mosquitoes.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a permanent task force to protect exploited immigrant workers.

Cuomo says in the past year the state has ordered over 1,500 businesses to repay nearly $4 million to 7,500 workers who were cheated out of their pay. The new task force will make permanent and combine two existing task forces made up of labor and business leaders.

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Wendy Long, the Republican who is challenging Chuck Schumer for his U.S. Senate seat in New York, spoke to members of the New York delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Wednesday morning.  

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