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NY Governor Cuomo defends transparency record

After accusations that his administration isn't as transparent as promised, Governor Cuomo is saying he's done a lot, and he's trying to do more. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

New NY State law toughens monitoring of sex offenders

Aides to Governor Cuomo announced new crackdowns on sex offenders Thursday that will require some convicts on parole to renew their photos every 90 days if their appearance has changed.  Go to full article

Cuomo defends decision to keep lobbying group donor names secret

Governor Cuomo continues to defend a decision by a state ethics board to keep secret the names of donors to a lobbying group that is a key ally of the governor. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
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Financial picture is grim for NY's local governments

A report from New York State's comptroller finds local governments are struggling financially. Around 10 percent are running deficits or suffering from cash flow problems, and there's no end in sight. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Past donors to pro-Cuomo lobbying group won't be disclosed under new rules

A state ethics board has ruled that lobby groups, including one closely allied with Governor Cuomo, will not have to retroactively disclose their donors. The proposed new regulations will require that in the future, contributions of over $5000 for the Committee to Save New York and other groups will have to be made public.  Go to full article

Cuomo's administration more secretive, less transparent than promised, charge journalists

Governor Cuomo began his term in office promising that he would run one of the most transparent and open governments in state history. But, 18 months into his term, news stories relating to Governor Cuomo's perceived lack of transparency in government have proliferated.

As Karen DeWitt reports, reform groups say they have some ideas on how the governor can improve his standing on the subject.  Go to full article
F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, New York. Photo: Doug Kerr via flickr, some rights reserved.
F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica, New York. Photo: Doug Kerr via flickr, some rights reserved.

New law supported by craft brewers

New York's small craft brewers, and the farmers who grow hops and barley for them, are all raising a glass to a new law signed by Governor Cuomo yesterday. The law provides tax breaks for brewers. It allows breweries to have on-site beer tastings, and to sell their products at stores and restaurants.  Go to full article

Is New York "Open for Business?" Kind of.

Governor Cuomo is running ads proclaiming New York's business friendliness, but a recent set of rankings finds the state dead last in that category. The truth may lie somewhere in between. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Those decisions won't be blanket decisions...It's a case by case, individual by individual determination.

Cuomo not necessarily endorsing Democrats for Senate

Governor Cuomo says he will not necessarily endorse Democrats for election to the closely divided state Senate, even though he's a Democrat. He says he'll consider candidates on a case by case basis. That stance gives the politically savvy governor a number of options. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Governor Cuomo pushing again for campaign finance reform

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's starting a new effort to push campaign finance reform in New York's elections. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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