Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency as a major winter storm has
already started to bring heavy snow and high winds to parts of New York State.
A state of emergency mobilizes resources to local governments that otherwise
are restricted to state use only and allows the Governor to suspend laws and
regulations that would impede rapid response. The disaster declaration is in
effect for the following counties: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York,
Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester.
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NY – January 22, 2013 -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the proposed
2013-14 Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of
balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development,
education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local
governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.
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NY – January 15, 2013 -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law the NY
SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) that will give New
York State the toughest gun laws in the nation. The legislation includes
provisions to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially
dangerous mental health patients, and ban high capacity magazines and assault
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Congress returns to Washington to confront the federal government’s significant
fiscal challenges, the members of the House of Representatives cannot and must
not ignore the critical needs still facing New Yorkers, and our entire region,
in the wake of Sandy. The President has emphatically endorsed our region’s
request for aid and the Senate voted to move the package forward with
bi-partisan support. A final vote of approval is expected today. It is now up
to the House to come together the same way the Senate did and act.
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NEW YORK, NY -- December 7, 2012 -- Tomorrow, Jews in New York and around the world will
celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah – “the festival of lights” – commemorates the
courage and perseverance of a small group of warriors who never lost faith in
the face of danger and the miracle they witnessed when all hope had been lost.
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ALBANY, NY – June 4, 2012 -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York will request a waiver from the federal government that will allow the state to invest up to $10 billion in savings generated by the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) reforms to implement an action plan to transform the state's health care system.
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