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Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012
Governor Cuomo delivering his budget address, January 2012

Gov. Cuomo vetoes over $500,000 in legislative members spending

Governor Cuomo has vetoed over $500,000 of legislative member items. The governor says he's following through on a promise to ban the funds, which have been used in the past to finance lawmakers' pet projects. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: NY Voters' opinions on federal healthcare act very mixed

A new poll finds New Yorkers have mixed feelings about President Obama's health care reform act, with a plurality saying they'd like to see the Supreme Court declare parts of the law unconstitutional.  Go to full article
The GOP got a boost from the approval of their redrawing of Senate district lines. Source: LATFOR
The GOP got a boost from the approval of their redrawing of Senate district lines. Source: LATFOR

NY Senate Republicans get a boost

It's still seven months until Election Day, but Senate Republicans, who hold a one-seat edge in that chamber, were given a boost after several favorable recent events. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

State government reform groups push Cuomo on campaign finance reform

Governor Andrew Cuomo promised in his State of the State message that he would try to reform the state's campaign finance system. The governor is expected to release a bill later this month. A new coalition has formed to hold him to his word.  Go to full article

Help with starting a new business

This week, the Cuomo administration kicked off a series of workshops to help New Yorkers start and grow their own small businesses. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports.  Go to full article

Voters deliver split decision on how Albany works

A new poll finds that while New Yorkers still think very highly of Governor Cuomo, they are not as happy with recent developments in Albany that include a secretive, middle of the night legislative session, and legislative district lines some are calling "gerrymandered." In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
There's a school of thought that says you... hurt the economy if you raise minimum wage. That's a debate we're going to have.

Most New Yorkers support raising minimum wage, poll shows

A new poll finds the overwhelming majority of New Yorkers would like to see the state raise its minimum wage. Governor Cuomo does not rule the proposal out. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. Photo: Tomasz Sienicki
The Lillgrund offshore wind farm in Sweden. Photo: Tomasz Sienicki

Offshore wind remains divisive

New York is one of five states joining the Obama Administration in an agreement designed to spur offshore wind development in the Great lakes. But as the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, the issue of offshore wind farms is still a divisive one.  Go to full article
Canton Central School. Photo: Lizette Haenel
Canton Central School. Photo: Lizette Haenel

With the state budget settled, schools must decide their budget plans

Now that north country schools have final budget numbers from the state, it's time to figure out where to cut. Canton Central Superintendent Bill Gregory says they picked up an additional $172,000 dollars in state budget negotiations. But that only covers 10% of the district's $2.5 million shortfall.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders at the budget signing. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders at the budget signing. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Leaders all smiles, but others not happy with new state budget

Governor Cuomo gathered with leaders of the legislature to celebrate an on time budget for the second year in a row. The $132.5 billion budget increases spending by 1.9%, including a 4% increase for schools and for the Medicaid healthcare system.

The budget also addresses a nearly $2 billion deficit. It was negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Senate Republican and Assembly's Democratic majorities. The leaders were all smiles at the signing Friday, but some minority party members weren't as happy. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has that story.  Go to full article

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