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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Photo: Mayor's office
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Photo: Mayor's office

Is Gov. Cuomo feuding with the mayor of Syracuse?

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says his relationship with Syracuse's mayor is just fine. But two haven't talked in several months.

Last year Cuomo picked Mayor Stephanie Miner to co-chair the state's Democratic Party. But asked Tuesday about Miner's increasingly vocal criticism of his plan for aid to upstate cities and pension reform, Cuomo didn't treat her like much of a friend. He told reporters, "I haven't seen this particular mayor's comments."

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Ryan Delaney
Reporter, The Innovation Trail

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Cuomo was referring to a New York Times profile of Miner. Asked the next day during a visit to Oswego about the two’s relationship: “I'm fine.”

But Cuomo says they haven't talked in months. As for Miner's critique that this year's budget kicks the can down the road, he said, “Yeah, I disagree. And so does the State Legislature that just passed it.”

Miner and Cuomo's relationship dates a ways back. She worked for Cuomo's father when he was governor.

The current Governor Cuomo hasn't made an official trip to Syracuse since early October.

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