Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is condemning the racist messages found on two floors of a Syracuse University residence hall.  In addition to SU and Syracuse Police, the governor has directed the State Police hate crimes unit to investigate. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Health Department are continuing to urge New Yorkers to refrain from using any vaping products for marijuana or nicotine while an investigation continues into the cause of a mysterious lung ailment related to vaping that has now sickened 41 New Yorkers.

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The weather conditions might have put a damper on the first day of the New York State Fair in Syracuse.  However fairgoers still seemed to be finding their own fun … mainly inside. The Governor and other state officials also made some announcements. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday to impose a penalty of life in prison without parole for acts of domestic terrorism, including mass shootings.

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Governor Cuomo is trying to drive more tourists into Oswego and the Lake Ontario region in hopes of boosting the area’s economy after persistent spring and early summer flooding.  Turns out the fishing season is one of the best in years, and Cuomo took advantage by chartering a fishing boat Thursday. 

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The chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A" were earsplitting for those who lined streets in New York City Wednesday to celebrate the US Women’s National Soccer Team for their victory in the World Cup.  Fans, many of them families with young girls, kept streaming in to catch a glimpse of their heroes.  The Women’s Team won the final of the World Cup Sunday 2-0 over The Netherlands in France. 

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Onondaga County and other local governments are wondering how they’ll pay their bills if New York State follows through on a proposed budget cut.  Governor Cuomo is suggesting a new tax on internet purchases could take the place of some of the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities, which is an important chunk of local budgets that comes from Albany. 

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The Democratic-controlled State Legislature has passed a number of legislative items this week that are viewed as more progressive and now it has Republicans saying… not so fast.

Governor Cuomo presented what he called his “justice agenda” Tuesday, highlighting a series progressive issues in his state of the state and budget address.  We’ve already seen examples with voting reforms approved by lawmakers Monday, and protections for transgender people yesterday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo began his third term in office with a speech at the historic site of Ellis Island, where the ancestors of millions of Americans arrived as immigrants in the 19th and 20thcenturies. He focused much of his speech not on state issues, but instead on what he sees as the nation’s problems, and said New York will lead the fight against them.