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Board of elections votes to curtail some of it's chief investigator's powers

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Tempers flared at the New York State Board of Elections, where commissioners voted to limit the subpoena powers of the investigator in charge of enforcing campaign finance violations.

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Cuomo relishes latest fight with the NRA

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is making the rounds of national news programs now that he has become the target of a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.

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One-on-one with Tish James

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We discuss anti-corruption views, independence from Cuomo

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New York State Education Department says its correcting a funding mistake

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The state education department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state’s charter schools over public schools.

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James says she'd be an independent Attorney General, despite ties to Cuomo

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The Democratic frontrunner in the primary race for Attorney General, Tish James, says if she’s elected she’d be independent of her political ally, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Is it Cuomo v Trump in the 2018 race for governor?

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Governor Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election challengers as he seeks a third term in office. But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against- President Trump.

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Cuomo's relationship with unions was not always so rosy

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Governor Cuomo is enjoying solid support from the leaders of most of the major unions in New York, as he runs for a third term in office. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo’s relationship with organized labor was not always so sunny.

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Cuomo tells regulators to deny insurance rate hikes

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Governor Cuomo says he’s ordered his Department of Financial Services to reject requests by health insurance companies to raise rates in response to actions by the Trump Administration to weaken the Affordable Care Act.

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Former Assembly Speaker Silver sentenced to 7 years

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The former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday, after being convicted for a second time on federal corruption charges.

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Teachout makes her case for AG

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AG candidate touts independence.

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Unions call foul over new group to help public workers break ties with their union

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A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights, under the recently decided US Supreme Court Janus case, to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.

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Cuomo again condemns Trump for what he says is failings in Puerto Rico recovery efforts

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Governor Cuomo finished his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria stuck the island last September. He announced a new agricultural trade agreement and had some harsh words for President Trump.

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Critics say problems with Cuomo's economic development programs go beyond corruption

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Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo’s former associates.

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Could the legislature return for a summer session?

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Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Governor Cuomo’s been calling for the State Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

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Cuomo ahead in poll

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A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday finds that Governor Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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