Governor Andrew Cuomo http://waer.org en Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State http://waer.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york-state <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-top: 14pt; margin-bottom: 14pt;">New York is now the 23<font size="-1"><sup>rd</sup></font>&nbsp;state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.</div><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:52:49 +0000 Scott Willis & Karen DeWitt 20732 at http://waer.org Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal in New York State Cuomo Announces Plan to Help End AIDS Epidemic http://waer.org/post/cuomo-announces-plan-help-end-aids-epidemic <p>Central New York health agencies are praising Governor Cuomo’s efforts to put an end to the AIDS epidemic in New York State. Governor Cuomo announced his plan on Sunday, the same day as New York City’s PRIDE Parade. Cuomo’s goal is to reduce the number of HIV infections to 750 cases a year by the year 2020.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:05:15 +0000 Hannah Warren 20452 at http://waer.org Cuomo Announces Plan to Help End AIDS Epidemic Gov. Cuomo Chooses WNYer, SU Alum, for Running Mate; Still Faces Potential Trouble from the Left http://waer.org/post/gov-cuomo-chooses-wnyer-su-alum-running-mate-still-faces-potential-trouble-left <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his choice for lieutenant governor via a video address to delegates at the Democratic State Party convention on Long Island. &nbsp; The announcement of former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comes as a new poll Cuomo continues to face a threat from some in the left wing of his party.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Cuomo will not actually attend the convention until the day of his own nomination, but he did record a message announcing his choice of </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a running mate.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuomo says </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a person “who knows the needs of Upstate New York” and “the particular needs of Western New York”.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a scripted delivery </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked up Buffalo and credited Cuomo.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>“In my home town of Buffalo, we have seen an economic recovery that many politicians promised, but only Governor Cuomo was able to deliver,”</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;Hochul said. &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cuomo lost in the Buffalo region in 2010, so the choice of </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was also Erie County Clerk, can help him there, as well as appeal to women statewide. &nbsp;</span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, like Cuomo, is considered a moderate Democrat.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:04:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 18584 at http://waer.org Gov. Cuomo Chooses WNYer, SU Alum, for Running Mate; Still Faces Potential Trouble from the Left Finger Lakes Group Trying to Stop State-Backed Casino Project http://waer.org/post/finger-lakes-group-trying-stop-state-backed-casino-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Finger Lakes community is trying to fight back against a proposed casino development.&nbsp; The Town of Tyre, just north of Seneca Falls, has passed a local law to rezone a parcel of farmland in hopes that one of the state’s newly approved gambling resorts might be built there.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 18:56:01 +0000 Chris Bolt 17658 at http://waer.org Finger Lakes Group Trying to Stop State-Backed Casino Project Cuomo Campaigns Locally for Property Tax Reform http://waer.org/post/cuomo-campaigns-locally-property-tax-reform <div>Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a last-minute campaign push in East Syracuse Tuesday, advocating for a <a href="http://cutpropertytaxes.ny.gov">property tax freeze plan </a>that could benefit many Upstate home owners. &nbsp;He’s been touring the state leading up to the April 1 budget deadline, encouraging residents and supporters to pressure state legislators to approve his proposal. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:53:45 +0000 Hannah Warren & Scott Willis 15986 at http://waer.org Cuomo Campaigns Locally for Property Tax Reform