New York Gov. Cuomo calls impeachment an ‘unproductive road’

Politics 09/29/19, 05:18

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sharply rebuked Democrats' push for impeachment that would result in government gridlock, blaming "leftist" Democrats for forcing Congress to move forward an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "I think we now go to a very long and unproductive road," he said at an event with ...

Some NY clerks won’t give licenses to immigrants in US illegally

New York 06/19/19, 16:30

Some county clerks in New York said Wednesday they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will go to federal court with his concerns that the law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo conflicts with ...

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

New York 06/18/19, 17:29

New York's governor expressed concerns Tuesday with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the comments on WCNY's The Capitol Pressroom the same day advocates prodded New ...

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally

New York 06/17/19, 19:51

New York will become the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The state Senate approved the proposal Monday following Assembly passage last week. Democrats lead both chambers. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's support appeared in doubt Monday after he voiced concerns that U.S. immigration officials could ...

State Senate OKs new rental protections for pricey NYC

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:34

The New York state Senate has approved new rental protections for more than a million New York City apartment dwellers, along with some protections that would apply statewide.The Senate passed the bill Friday afternoon as debate on the measure continued in the Assembly. Passage there will send the bill to ...

Andy Cohen pushes to allow surrogacy agreements in New York

New York 06/10/19, 17:32

Andy Cohen has joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in pushing to legalize paid gestational surrogacy, in which a woman is compensated for carrying a baby for its parents.The "Watch What Happens Live" host and the Democratic governor held a news conference Monday in New York City to call on ...

NYC Fire Department: Helicopter pilot has died

U.S. 06/10/19, 13:39

The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.The Fire Department says the helicopter crash landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.It does not appear anyone else was on ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

New York 06/09/19, 14:10

With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to oversee the construction of a ...

Cadet killed, 22 injured in training rollover at West Point

U.S. 06/06/19, 11:18

A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned on a dirt road Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring 22 other passengers, according to the U.S. Military Academy. Twenty cadets and two soldiers were injured when their light medium tactical vehicle overturned around 6:45 a.m. off Route 293, said ...

Voter surge in 2018 prompts voting reforms, restrictions

U.S. 06/01/19, 09:00

New York voters for years have experienced some of the longest wait times in the nation on Election Day. Attempts to fix the problem routinely became casualties of the divided politics of the state Legislature.That dynamic changed last November, when Democrats won majorities in both legislative chambers, and it didn't ...

Cuomo, Senate leader trade barbs as NY session end nears

New York 05/29/19, 14:46

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at fellow Democrats in the state Legislature, saying they're dragging their feet on the legalization of marijuana and other priorities as the legislative session winds down.Cuomo said on public radio Wednesday that with only a few weeks left, Democrats aren't accomplishing as ...

Legislature approves bill banning undetectable firearms

New York 05/21/19, 19:43

Making, selling, transporting or possessing 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms would be banned in New York under legislation approved by the Democrat-controlled state Legislature.The Assembly passed the bill Monday, five days after the legislation was approved by the Senate.The measure would ban all firearms whose components can't be detected ...

Historic JFK terminal gets new life as luxury hotel

New York 05/15/19, 14:36

The famous winged TWA terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel."How beautiful is this?" said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening the $268 million project.The Finnish architect ...

TV’s Sandra Lee, NY Gov. Cuomo are selling house

New York 05/15/19, 10:37

Food Network star Sandra Lee says she and her longtime partner, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are selling their house in the New York City suburbs.Lee tells The New York Times that the 1950s Colonial in the northern Westchester County enclave of New Castle will be listed for $2.3 ...

Driver in deadly 1981 Brink’s heist freed from prison

U.S. 05/10/19, 16:47

Judith Clark, who entered prison as a left-wing revolutionary defiantly refusing to participate in her own murder trial, walked free on Friday as a 69-year-old woman acclaimed for her work behind bars with service dogs, AIDS patients and inmates with babies.Clark made her initial report to her parole officer after ...

Cuomo: Crews fortify Lake Ontario shore as water levels rise

New York 05/01/19, 13:52

Crews will use sandbags and temporary dams to prepare for potential flooding along Lake Ontario, where rising waters caused extensive damage in 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a visit to the area Wednesday.The worst of the flooding from heavy rain and snow melt is predicted to begin ...

New York braces for ‘worst-case’ flooding along Lake Ontario

New York 04/29/19, 19:01

New York state is preparing for a "worst-case scenario" as water levels rise along Lake Ontario where flooding caused extensive damage in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.The Democrat was in Sodus Point in Wayne County to detail steps being taken to combat potential flooding.Flooding from heavy rain and snow ...

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