Andrew Cuomo


  • Tax break for solar panels in NYC approved Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    Andrew Cuomo has signed a law to extend property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings. Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat and sponsor, says the action extends the existing incentive program to 2017, doubles the possible tax break and helps promote a green economy.

  • US regulators OK 330-mile Canada-NYC power line Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Federal energy regulators have given final approval for construction of a 330- mile electric transmission line to carry lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City.

  • New York state sends out tax rebate checks Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Thousands of middle-class families in New York will soon receive a $350 check from the state. The state mailed out the tax rebate checks this week to New York residents who claimed at least one child under age 17 on their 2012 tax return and whose adjusted gross income was between $40,000 and $300,000.

  • Judge dismisses teachers' challenge to NY tax cap Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to New York's property tax cap from the state's largest teachers union in a decision that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday was a victory for taxpayers.

  • NY mandates insurance coverage for ostomy supplies Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York will require health insurers to provide coverage for equipment and supplies for treating ostomies, intended to help ease the financial burden for people with the chronic condition. Andrew Cuomo, take effect Jan. 1.

  • Construction starting at new factory in Buffalo Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    BUFFALO, N.Y.— The head of a solar power company and New York's governor have broken ground for a new factory at the site of a former steel mill in Buffalo. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo, California- based SolarCity, says it can exponentially increase output capacity.

  • NY requires agencies to consider extreme weather Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state agencies are required to consider the future likelihood of extreme weather in their decisions on public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and regulations, according to a new law signed Monday. For New York, those calculations include rising sea levels, more flooding and more severe storms.

  • Cuomo: Use surplus to spur municipal consolidation Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    BOLTON LANDING, N.Y.— New York should use nearly half of its more than $4 billion budget surplus to spur upstate economic development and encourage local governments to consolidate and share their services, Gov.

  • NY commission to support disabled workers Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York is establishing a new commission to support employment of disabled workers. Andrew Cuomo creates the Employment First Commission whose task is to create a state policy for support services that puts competitive, integrated employment first among options.

  • Unemployment benefits to increase in New York Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 to $420. The state labor department says New York's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in July.

  • New York awards $55M in research, education grants Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state is investing $55 million in five projects around the state that aim to boost economic development through education and research. Andrew Cuomo announced the state grants Tuesday during stops in Syracuse and New Paltz.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, reported a massive network outage that shut down Internet services to some 11 million customers on Wednesday, prompting New York state to launch an investigation.

  • July 30- Only days before U.S. authorities reached a landmark $8.97 billion settlement with BNP Paribas over the bank's dealings with countries subject to U.S. sanctions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened to ensure the state government got a much bigger share of the proceeds, according to three people familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things. In some places- particularly New York state- that is leading to ugly wrangling over how to spend it.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday it had raised New York state's debt rating by one notch, putting it just under a top investment grade, due to the state government's stronger budgeting practices.

  • Schneiderman finally flexes muscles on Wall Street Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:36 PM ET
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, seen as a secondary force in policing banks, is taking the lead in possibly his most ambitious case.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- State lawmakers on Friday approved New York City's request to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour, down from 30, as part of the city's effort to reduce traffic fatalities.