Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK: Lawmakers Approve Six Gun Control Bills

The New York Times reports: New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved the most comprehensive set of gun bills in the state in six years, including measures that would ban bump stocks, prohibit teachers from carrying guns in schools and extend the waiting period for gun buyers who do not pass an instant background check. In total, six gun bills passed …

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NEW YORK: DNC Applauds After Gov. Cuomo Signs Bills Banning Ex-Gay Torture And Anti-Trans Discrimination

Gay City News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and the state’s ban on conversion therapy practiced on minors. Cuomo signed the bills at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan 10 days after they were swiftly approved by the State Legislature. The two measures sailed through the Assembly and …

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NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law After Years Of Opposition By Republicans

The Albany Central reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation making New York the 38th state to allow early voting. The bill, which the Democratic-led state Legislature passed last week, establishes a nine-day early voting period before election days. The early voting period would conclude on the Sunday before an election. Democratic lawmakers attempted for years to adopt an …

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Cuomo Signs Bill Codifying Roe Into NY State Law

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, flanked by Democratic leaders of the state Legislature, on Tuesday night signed into law a series of measures codifying abortion protections and expanding reproductive health rights for women and their health care providers. The vote, made possible by the new Democratic majority in the Senate, came 46 years to the day after …

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Cuomo Forecasts $300M Annually In Legal Weed Taxes

The Buffalo News reports: Adult recreational use of marijuana will be legalized under a plan advanced today by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo along with the creation of three new taxes – eventually passed on to consumers – that will total $300 million annually. The Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act will regulate marijuana from cultivation to retail sales “for the purposes …

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New York To Raise Smoking And Vaping Age To 21

The Rochester Democrat reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed a plan to raise New York’s smoking age to 21, a proposal meant to curb tobacco use by teens and make the state the seventh to make the switch. The Democratic governor announced Saturday he would include the plan in his budget proposal, which he will unveil in full on Tuesday. …

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SURPRISE: Cuomo Cancels Dreaded L Train Shutdown

The New York Post reports: ‘L’ of a plot twist! Less than a month after deeming the 15-month total shutdown of the L-train tunnel linking Manhattan and Brooklyn “vital,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday backpedaled at the 11th hour and announced a piecemeal approach that will allow the line to still run 24/7. Rather than the long-anticipated complete year-plus closure …

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Cuomo: Joe Biden Has The “Best Case” For 2020

“I think it sounds like a lot of people are running. The main issue for the Democrats is not going to be the articulation of the negative, it is going to be the articulation of the positive, and credibility. Of all the names that are out there, I think Joe Biden has the best case because he brings the most …

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Andrew Cuomo To Push For Legal Weed Early In 2019

ABC News New York reports: New York Governor Cuomo announced that he would push to legalize recreational marijuana early next year. He made the announcement as he laid out the upcoming legislative agenda for the first 100 days of 2019 at the New York City Bar Association on Monday. New York would join 10 other states and Washington, D.C. have …

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Andrew Cuomo “Rules Out” 2020 Run For President

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Tuesday ruled out a potential bid for the presidency in 2020, saying that he has a “full plate” in his current role. “I am ruling it out. I ran for governor. I have a full plate. I have many projects. I’m going to be here doing the job of governor. …

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Cuomo: Limo In Fatal Crash Had Failed Inspection

The Albany Times-Union reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the limousine involved in Saturday’s deadly crash in Schoharie failed an inspection last month. Cuomo, talking to reporters Monday at New York’s Columbus Day Parade, also said the driver did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle. The limousine failed a state inspection last month and was not supposed to …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Easily Beats Nixon By 30+ Points

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took a decisive step toward a third term on Thursday, quelling a threatened liberal rebellion by turning aside the insurgent challenge of Cynthia Nixon after a bruising battle to claim the Democratic nomination in New York. Mr. Cuomo had marshaled the support of nearly all of the state’s most powerful Democratic …

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NEW YORK: Fireworks At Nixon-Cuomo Debate [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: The first and only gubernatorial primary debate between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon turned into a war of words on Wednesday with Nixon calling Cuomo a “lying” and “corrupt” leader while the incumbent accused the actor-turned-politician of peddling “fiction” to voters. “I’m not an Albany insider, like Governor Cuomo, but I …

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Trump Pretends To Beg Cuomo To Run Against Him Because “Anybody That Runs Against Trump Suffers”

“You better be careful because they want to end your Second Amendment, they are putting a big move on it. And Cuomo wants to end your Second Amendment more than anything. Cuomo wants to take away your Second Amendment. Now he called me and said ‘I will never run for president against you.’ But maybe he wants to. Oh please …

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NRA Court Filing Claims Insurance Woes Have Caused Huge Financial Harm, Soon May Be “Unable To Exist”

Rolling Stone reports: The National Rifle Association warns that it is in grave financial jeopardy, according to a recent court filing obtained by Rolling Stone, and that it could soon “be unable to exist or pursue its advocacy mission.” The reason, according to the NRA filing, is not its deep entanglement with alleged Russian agents like Maria Butina. Instead, the …

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New York State Moves Closer To Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday named several close allies and aides to a new panel he is convening to draft legislation that would result in the legalization of recreational marijuana. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker,” Cuomo said in a statement. …

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Andrew Cuomo Leads Cynthia Nixon 2-1 In New Poll

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 2-1 lead over rival Cynthia Nixon in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary — but his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is locked in a surprisingly close race against insurgent Jumaane Williams, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cuomo, who is running for a third term, leads Nixon 60 …

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Stonewall Democrats Back Cuomo Over Cynthia Nixon

The New York Daily News reports: Citing his record on gay rights issues, a landmark LGBTQ Democrat club Wednesday night endorsed Gov. Cuomo’s re-election bid. The Stonewall Democratic Club backed Cuomo over Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon, who is a lesbian. In choosing Cuomo, the Stonewall Democrats cited his successful push in 2011 to make New York the first large …

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Lawsuit Claims Kushner Co Exposed Kids To Cancer Agents In Campaign To Drive Tenants Out Of Building

The New York Daily News reports: The real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner exposed children to cancer-causing substances as part of a campaign to push rent-stabilized tenants out of their apartments, said a lawsuit filed by a group of renters. Nineteen tenants of 18 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, contend that Kushner Cos. tried to convert the majority …

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Cuomo Unveils New York City’s First LGBT Memorial

Curbed New York reports: Nearly a year after it was first announced, New York City’s first official memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community is set to debut in Hudson River Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with City Council speaker Corey Johnson, Senator Brad Hoylman, and other elected officials, unveiled the monument, two years in the making, which is intended to …

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