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Gov. Cuomo at an economic development appearance yesterday. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14160187220/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo at an economic development appearance yesterday. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

After Working Families nod, Cuomo looks to change the subject

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to change the subject with two economic development appearances, in the aftermath of a political endorsement that has shaken up the Capitol.  Go to full article
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI3RKHNxiJY">Youtube video</a>
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from Youtube video

Is the Cuomo-WFP deal good for upstate?

The fallout from Governor Cuomo's new alliance with the progressive Working Families Party continues at the Capitol, with those who say they represent upstate interests dismayed at the development.  Go to full article
Neon sign at a medical marijuana dispensary in California. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3410000930/in/set-72157624415963106">Chuck Coker</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Neon sign at a medical marijuana dispensary in California. Photo: Chuck Coker, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Medical marijuana's fate still unclear in NYS legislature

The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York State. The State Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the State Senate.  Go to full article

Cuomo wins Working Families Party nod, phones in comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo won the endorsement of the state's left-leaning Working Families Party in a messy convention vote that stretched to nearly midnight on Saturday night.  Go to full article

Working Families Party hasn't decided yet whether to endorse Cuomo

It's coming down to the wire for a decision on whether the Working Families Party endorses Gov. Andrew Cuomo for reelection or not. Talks are ongoing as the Saturday convention approaches.

The left-leaning minor party was angered when Cuomo failed to win a public campaign financing system for state wide offices in the budget. They were also annoyed by cuts to corporate taxes and for wealthy estate owners that the governor championed.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo with county and tribal leaders signing the land claim MOU Wednesday in Albany. Photo provided by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Governor Cuomo with county and tribal leaders signing the land claim MOU Wednesday in Albany. Photo provided by St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Mohawks, St. Lawrence Co. reach deal on land claim

Wednesday in Albany, tribal chiefs and St. Lawrence County officials joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a memorandum of understanding to resolve the more than three-decades old Mohawk land claim lawsuit.

The deal would allow Mohawks to buy up to 4,800 acres of land from willing sellers in northern St. Lawrence County and add it to the Akwesasne reservation.

St. Lawrence County would get a compensation package of $2.5 million from New York State, $1.5 million from the tribe, and then $4 million annually in perpetuity.  Go to full article
Rob Astorino accepting the GOP nomination for governor. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York Now
Rob Astorino accepting the GOP nomination for governor. Photo: Matt Ryan, New York Now

Astorino favors term limits but not public campaign finance

The Republican candidate for Governor, Rob Astorino, is pressing for term limits for state officials. He also spoke against another reform proposal percolating in the legislature, campaign finance reform.

Astorino proposes limiting the terms of governors, state comptrollers and attorney generals, to two four-year terms and Senators and Assemblymembers to four two-year terms.  Go to full article
Inside the convention. Photo: Matt Ryan-New York Now
Inside the convention. Photo: Matt Ryan-New York Now

Cuomo, Hochul accept Democratic nomination at convention

Gov. Cuomo was nominated to run for a second term Thursday, along with his freshly chosen running mate, former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul.  Go to full article
Elected officials and Alcoa leaders broke ground at the Massena East plant last July, but Alcoa still hasn't committed to completing the construction project. The plant has since closed, at least temporarily. Photo: Julie Grant
Elected officials and Alcoa leaders broke ground at the Massena East plant last July, but Alcoa still hasn't committed to completing the construction project. The plant has since closed, at least temporarily. Photo: Julie Grant

Is Alcoa committed to its future in Massena?

One of the North Country's largest private sector employers, Alcoa, is stepping back on its commitment to Massena. But the aluminum giant still got a $30 million discount from the state on its electricity bill. That's the crux of a story WWNY-TV broke earlier this week.

Since Alcoa shuttered its East plant in Massena in January, state officials have been scrambling to rework a deal that would have guaranteed 900 jobs in exchange for cheap electricity from the hydropower dam New York owns on the St. Lawrence River. The company also said it would invest $600 million to modernize the East plant with a new high-tech smelter. But Alcoa's board has yet to sign off on that plan.  Go to full article
Former Rep. Kathy Hochul will be Gov. Cuomo's 2014 running mate. Photo: US House of Representatives
Former Rep. Kathy Hochul will be Gov. Cuomo's 2014 running mate. Photo: US House of Representatives

Former Rep. Kathy Hochul is Cuomo's pick for Lt. Governor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed his choice for lieutenant governor in a video address to delegates at the Democratic State Party convention on Long Island. The announcement of former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul comes as a new poll finds Cuomo continues to face a threat from some in the left wing of his party.  Go to full article

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