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Governor Andrew Cuomo

Morning Brief: March 30

by Jeff Coltin
Albany

JasonParis, flickr

A budget deal’s been reached in Albany, just ahead of the April 1st deadline. Governor Cuomo had been fighting hard to include policy into the budget, in particular sorely-needed ethics reform. Details are scarce, but expect more news to come out as the budget is signed.

New York Considers Raising Age of Criminal Responsibility

by Associated Press
Rikers Island.

m.joedicke, Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and juvenile justice reformers say New York should stop automatically prosecuting 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults.

   Supporters of the change came to the state Capitol Tuesday to make their case to lawmakers. They want to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18, so all but the most violent 16- and 17-year-old offenders would be handled by the juvenile justice system.

New York Senate Republicans Say They're in Ethics Talks

by Associated Press
Sheldon Silver.

Azi Paybarah, Flickr 

New York's Senate Republicans say they're "actively engaged" in talks with Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at ethics reforms, calling for "full transparency" but without banning outside income.

   Majority Leader Dean Skelos says they're aiming at "a comprehensive package" of reforms to restore New Yorkers' trust in government.

New York to Provide Company Grants, Tax Breaks

by Associated Press
Governor Cuomo.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Flickr 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Thursday awarded a new round of grants and tax credits worth an estimated $709 million for 852 projects expected to create jobs.

   The announcements, which drew hundreds of municipal and business representatives to Albany, are for the fourth year of regional economic development programs. The 10 regional counsels made presentations to state officials in bids for funding.

Cuomo Re-elected to a Second Term

by Jeff Coltin
Andrew Cuomo

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

 
Promising to take the state higher than ever before, Andrew Cuomo's been re-elected to a second term as Governor of New York. The Democrat was widely expected to cruise to victory as Cuomo outspent Republican challenger Rob Astorino nearly 10 to 1. In Manhattan last night, Cuomo talked of a unified New York.

Morning Brief: October 31

by Kris Venezia
Candy House.

Moyan Brenn, Flickr

Halloween gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some delicious candy and dress up in fun costumes. While New York City may not offer some of the traditional trick-or-treating that suburbs do, there are still great places to go to take the kids for candy. [AM NY]

Weather 

Today, partly cloudy with a high of 58, and tonight, cloudy with a chance of rain late, low of 49. [Full Forecast]

New York Program Will Support Ebola Medical Volunteers

by Associated Press
Ebola Medical Staff.

Army Medicine, Flickr 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan Thursday to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients by guaranteeing that they won't lose their jobs or benefits while they are overseas.

   De Blasio said it's incumbent on New York to play "a lead role in recruiting and supporting medical professionals" because the city and state are home to so many top-rated hospitals and medical schools.

   The initiative is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists.

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