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Groups question value of state's economic development programs

Last Updated by Karen DeWitt on

The scandal over Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs has led to more scrutiny of whether the projects are the best way to improve the state’s economy, and some watchdog groups are asking questions.

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Are Cuomo's steps to address alleged bid rigging enough?

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Governor Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid rigging in some of his major economic development projects.

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Business group scorecard favors state Republicans

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The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate is out with its rankings of state legislators who are seeking re-election in November. As Karen DeWitt reports, Republicans did better than Democrats.

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Buffalo rebirth, first look at new ADK trails

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We have three interesting stories to tell in this edition of New York NOW.

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Cuomo keeping options open on use of surplus windfall

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For the first time in several years, New York has a surplus of three to four billion dollars. Governor Cuomo says he’s still looking at options on how best to use it.

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Cuomo's top Economic Development official faces grilling by lawmakers

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A routine oversight hearing by the state Assembly turned testy when Governor Cuomo’s Economic Development Czar, Howard Zemsky, endured over two hours of questions about Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, which are currently under federal investigation.

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Tax cap projected to hold property taxes below 1% in 2016

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The state’s comptroller finds that local and school property taxes will increase by the lowest percentage in decades, under the rules of a tax cap program recently renewed by the legislature.

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Comptroller DiNapoli examines economic development initiatives

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs have come under the microscope in 2016, most recently due to the underwhelming performance of Start-Up NY.

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Cuomo downplays low job numbers in Start Up report

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One of the centerpieces of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development plans has created just a small number of jobs so far, but the governor is urging patience.

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Encouraging healthy eating

Last Updated by Jenna Flanagan on

Children can be picky eaters but area organizations have found that the earlier you introduce a child to new foods, especially fruits and vegetables, the more encouraged a child will be to eat new things.

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