Andrew Cuomo

Update: Cuomo signs bill banning tanning for children under 17
News Liam La Guerre 7/16/2012 at 3:20PM

Queens teenagers who want glowing, bronze skin may soon have no choice but to burn at the beach. The New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation to outlaw the use of indoor tanning parlors for teens 16 and under, to help protect the kids from the dangers of skin cancer from ultraviolet (UV) [...]

Stabbed MTA officer John Barnett released from hospital
Stabbed MTA officer John Barnett released from hospital
News Terence M. Cullen 7/06/2012 at 10:28AM

MTA officer John Barnett, who fended off an attacker that stabbed him in the eye, was released from the hospital last night. Despite an injury that could potentially take sight from one of his eyes, Barnett was able to fire four shots into his attacker, who police say assailed the veteran transit cop for no [...]

‘Landmark’ tax relief on the way for co-op and condo owners
News Melissa Chan 7/05/2012 at 9:29AM

Co-op and condo owners left in the lurch after state lawmakers originally closed the year’s session without passing key pieces of legislation will not be forsaken for long, officials pledged. The Assembly, Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached an agreement on “landmark” tax relief legislation that will be signed into law later this year [...]

Senator Peralta says Willets Point perfect for convention center
News Terence M. Cullen 6/12/2012 at 3:10PM

Courting of Willets Point as a potential site for what could be the nation’s largest convention center – and a major booster for New York City’s economy – has begun, with an open letter from State Senator Jose Peralta to Governor Andrew Cuomo. In the letter, Peralta notes that he supported the governor’s original announcement [...]

Matilda Cuomo signs her book in Howard Beach
Matilda Cuomo signs her book in Howard Beach
News Terence M. Cullen 6/09/2012 at 10:29AM

Matilda Raffa Cuomo said she wants her book, “The Person Who Changed My Life,” to help those who may feel down on their luck, so they know they are not alone. The mother of Governor Andrew Cuomo and wife of former governor Mario Cuomo appeared at the office of Scott Baron & Associates, P.C. in [...]

Cuomo calls for decriminalization of marijuana possession
News Billy Rennison 6/04/2012 at 2:16PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced plans to urge lawmakers to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana in New York. Private possession of marijuana is currently a violation and Cuomo said this change would bring consistency and fairness to the law. Carrying less than 25 grams of marijuana in public would become a [...]

Afternoon Roundup
Afternoon Roundup
News Billy Rennison 6/03/2012 at 12:43PM

Passenger plane crashes in Nigeria’s largest city A passenger plane crashed into a two-story building in Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos on Sunday, officials said. Read more: USA Today Man Wanted For Attempted Child Kidnapping In Queens Police are searching for a man they say tried to kidnap a young boy last week in St. [...]

Updated “I Love NY” logo is heartless
Updated “I Love NY” logo is heartless
News Billy Rennison 6/01/2012 at 3:01PM

New York’s iconic “I Love NY” campaign is now heartless. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an update to the memorable “I Love NY” campaign featuring different New York-centric items replacing the logo’s heart. “This campaign reinvents one of our state’s great assets — the ‘I Love NY’ icon — which is known the world over as one [...]

Health Exchange will make insurance more accessible
News Billy Rennison 4/19/2012 at 11:39AM

The governor issued an executive order recently establishing a statewide health insurance exchange after the state legislature failed to pass the bill last year. Governor Andrew Cuomo established the New York Health Benefit Exchange on Thursday, April 12 saying, “The bottom line is that creating this health exchange will lower the cost of health insurance [...]

New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
New York’s first full gaming legislature passed
News Alexa Altman 3/20/2012 at 1:47PM

Full casino gaming could be in the cards for NYS, as the first round of legislation, in favor of expanding the state’s regulations, was passed by both houses. Senator Joseph Addabbo, a member of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, released a statement following the announcement of the legislature’s passing. Although Addabbo was absent [...]