Andrew Cuomo

MEDICAL MARIJUANA
6:25 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Governor Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Announce Agreement on Medical Marijuana Program

Kate Hintz and her daughter Morgan at the state capitol Thursday as the governor and legislative leaders announced an agreement on a medical marijuana program.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Governor Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to a limited medical marijuana program for patients with cancer, AIDS, and childhood seizure disorders.  It will not allow the drug to be smoked.  Cuomo, who  had expressed reservations about allowing medical marijuana, says the bill will grant sick people access to the drug, while imposing limits that will prevent abuse of marijuana.

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2014 NY GUBERNATORIAL RACE
6:04 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Accepts Nomination to Seek 2nd Term with New Running Mate

The view of the crowd gathered for Gov. Cuomo's appearance at the state's Democratic Party convention on Long Island.
Credit Matt Ryan / New York Now

Governor Cuomo was nominated to run for a second term, along with his freshly chosen running mate, former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul.

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Election Fraud
12:34 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Governor Cuomo Starts Panel to Fight Corruption Where State Legislature Balked

Governor Cuomo begins commission to go after campaign scandals and bribes that rocked New York City and State politics.
Credit DemocracyChronicles

Governor Andrew Cuomo names Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick as one of the co-chairs of a commission to look into election fraud.  Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is also on the panel.


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Bribery and Scandal
6:21 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Cuomo in Syracuse Pushes Public Campaign Financing, Stronger Govt Corruption Laws

Governor Cuomo speaks at SU for his Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Reform and Anti-Corruption Legislation
Credit Chris Bolt, WAER News

Chris Bolt reports on Governor Cuomo visit to Syracuse University Newhouse School to promote "Clean Up NY"

Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his push in Syracuse Wednesday for a package of bills he’s touting as “Clean Up New York.”


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Politics & Government
1:45 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Labor Groups say "Hold On" before passing Cuomo's Tax Free NY business plan

Gov Cuomo's Tax Free Business Plan drawing Criticism

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax free business plan is taking criticism from state labor groups. The proposal would allow businesses that move onto a SUNY campus to be free of property taxes, sales taxes, and income taxes.

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