ALBANY, NY -- September 4, 2013 -- This evening, members of the Jewish community throughout the state will gather with family and friends to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and commencement of the High Holy Days.
This important period is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. During this time of reflection, we once again celebrate the diversity that strengthens and energizes our state and recommit ourselves to work together to create a better, more peaceful and secure future for all.
I extend warm wishes to all for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. L'Shanah Tovah.
ALBANY, NY – August 21, 2013 -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $71 million is now available through New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) for shovel-ready projects to build affordable housing units across the state.
“NYPIRG’s (New York Public Interest Research Group) report is further evidence that we cannot wait on passing real reforms to our election system. The buildup of over 100,000 campaign finance violations over the last two years is unacceptable, and a clear sign that the current self-policing system at the Board of Elections does not work. The people of New York deserve an independent enforcement unit to pursue these violations and protect the integrity of our democratic system. Now more than ever there is no excuse for delay. The common sense reforms I have proposed give district attorneys the power to aggressively pursue corruption, create fairer elections, expand the voter registration process, and improve ballot access must be passed this session.”
Governor 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.
ALBANY, 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.
ALBANY, 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 weapons.
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