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Cuomo associates charged with bribery and fraud

A former Cuomo Administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by US Attorney Preet Bharara, and accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much-touted Upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.
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Exclusive: Andrew Cuomo discusses 2010 redemption

Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to a rare sit-down television interview for the upcoming WMHT film on his father titled "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose."
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Governor is distancing himself  from the corruption  scandal within his administration, and placing the blame on others. But some say Cuomo might be better off making some changes instead.

Governor Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid rigging in some of his major economic development projects. But critics on both the left and the right say the governor is failing to address the bigger picture , whether the $8.6 billion dollars’ worth of  programs is an effective use of public monies.

It’s looking less likely that state lawmakers will be getting a long-awaited  pay raise next year. A commission designed to take  politics out of the issue is now coming under political pressure not to grant the salary increase.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to a rare sit-down television interview for the upcoming WMHT film on his father titled "Governor Mario Cuomo: Poetry and Prose."

This weekend John Evers of the Capital Region gives us a history lesson on the Moreland Act, a law which gives the governor power to investigate any state department, board or commission.  Andrew Cuomo is doing just that now as he tries to root out corruption in the legislature.

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The criminal charges against nine of Governor Cuomo’s associates are the latest incident in a wave of corruption that has enveloped the State Capitol for the past several years.  When Cuomo first became Governor in 2011, he promised to do something about it. So far, he has not been particularly successful.  

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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo Administration to deny a key permit that could result in a halt to the upgrade.

Karen DeWitt

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is still far ahead of Donald Trump among New York voters, but Clinton has some weak points.

Matt Ryan

The New York State Legislature is more popular these days, according to a Siena College poll.

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A win by a candidate in a four-way primary for a State Senate seat Tuesday night may help Republicans keep control of the Senate in the long run.

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