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Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Mark Cuomo (pronounced /ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born December 6, 1957) is the 56th and current Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, ... More »Andrew Mark Cuomo (pronounced /ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born December 6, 1957) is the 56th and current Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the 64th New York State Attorney General, and was the 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Born in Queens, New York, he is the son of Mario Cuomo, the 52nd Governor of New York (1983–1994). Cuomo was born in Queens, New York, to a family of Italian-American origin and is the eldest son of Mario Cuomo, and Matilda Raffa, daughter of Charlie Raffa. He is the older brother of ABC News journalist Chris Cuomo. Cuomo graduated from Saint Gerard's School in 1971 and Archbishop Molloy High School in 1975. He graduated from Fordham University in 1979, and Albany Law School in 1982. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was a top aide to his father during his 1982 campaign for Governor. He then joined the Governor's staff as one of his father's top policy advisors, earning $1... [ Wikipedia ]

Outside Legal Work Proves Fruitful for New York’s Top Legislators

The three lawmakers who lead the New York State Legislature combined to earn as much as $1.1 million practicing law in their spare time last year, according to disclosure statements released on Wednesday. The most prolific of the three was Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the State Assembly, who ...

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On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious goal: Ending the AIDS epidemic in New York State by 2020. Governor Cuomo does not mean he expects the state to find a cure; he wants to cut new infections so drastically that the number of New Yorkers living with H.I.V. goes into ...

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New York state waives fishing license requirement

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state residents and visitors can fish without a fishing license this weekend in any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds or 50,000 miles of rivers and streams. Also this weekend, saltwater anglers can fish in marine waters or for migratory marine fish species ...

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17 Companies File Casino Plans With New York State in Push for 4 Gambling Licenses

Seventeen companies on Monday unveiled lavish and increasingly expensive proposals for New York casino-resorts in communities from Albany to Tuxedo Park and Binghamton, officially starting the competition for four state-issued gambling licenses. The contestants vying to build a Las Vegas-style ...

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M.T.A. Chairman Turns to Congress Ahead of Possible L.I.R.R. Strike

With a potential strike on the Long Island Rail Road less than two weeks away, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority traveled to Washington for a round of meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss what role Congress might play if workers walk off the job. The ...

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Lawsuit Contests New York’s Teacher Tenure Laws

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New York AG Schneiderman finally flexes muscles against Wall Street

A former state senator and corporate lawyer, Schneiderman is following a well worn path for New York attorney generals - taking on Wall Street and potentially winning political capital - and could end up, like Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo before him, as the state's governor. He ...

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Charges Against Senator Thomas Libous Add One More Stain

Mr. Libous is a top Republican who is also a close associate of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He was charged this week with lying to federal agents about a plot to get his son a job at a law firm in return for steering business to the firm. Mr. Libous called the charges “very disappointing” and ...

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to drastically reduce the number of H.I.V. infections in New York State by 2020 ( editorial, July 2) is a bold endeavor that is well within our reach because of the momentous advances that have been achieved in H.I.V. medicines and treatment. While a majority of ...

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New York Racing on Display at Belmont Park

With the future operation of New York tracks being determined by a reorganization board set up by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state was never in the mix when the Breeders’ Cup recently announced its next three sites: Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky.; Santa Anita; and Del ...

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Instead of Action, Silence From de Blasio on Living Wage Law

For the new administration, it was a pivotal moment: Mayor Bill de Blasio was standing before the crowd, announcing the first concrete steps of his progressive agenda. By the end of February, he vowed, he would issue an executive order to expand the city’s living wage law. “We want to ensure ...

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