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4:29pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Politics

Cuomo confirms warning letter from US Attorney, will stop commenting on Moreland

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Credit http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/meetattorney.html

Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirms that the U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara, sent a warning letter to the lawyer representing the now disbanded Moreland Act Commission on ethics, as first reported in the New York Times.

In it, the paper says, Bharara threatened to investigate the governor’s aides and maybe even Cuomo himself for “possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering.”

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11:42am

Tue April 22, 2014
Politics

Poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the Left

Credit siena.edu

A new poll finds Governor Cuomo in a double digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges.

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3:41pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Property Tax Freeze Proposal

Cuomo maintains political pressure over property tax plan

Cuomo says there's room for further service consolidation between counties
WXXI News

In a speech in Rochester Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept up pressure on local governments to cut their budgets.

His speech was part of a series of appearances to sell what he calls his 'grand-slam' budget.

Cuomo touted four consecutive fiscal years of on-time budgets, something he says hasn't happened since the Rockefeller era.

The governor continued to highlight state efforts to cut taxes, but focused on what he called "unsustainable property taxes" levied by municipalities.

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9:52am

Mon February 24, 2014
Homeland Security

Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse?

State Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse).
Credit Durrie Bouscaren / WRVO

New York state plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.

State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, says the idea to create a homeland security and emergency preparedness college came from him and the state Senate, which he pitched to the governor.

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11:06am

Tue February 4, 2014
Politics

Consolidation may not save money for local governments

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Last month’s budget proposal address saw Governor Cuomo put pressure on local governments to consolidate in order to reduce property taxes and save money.

The New York State Association of Counties is holding its legislative conference in Albany this week, and a new report on government consolidation is on the agenda. But, not everyone is convinced the move is a money saver.

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