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Andrew M. Cuomo
Andrew M. Cuomo, elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 2, 2010, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.

Prior to his election as Governor, Andrew Cuomo served four years as New York’s Attorney General. As the state’s top legal officer, he made restoring public trust in government and protecting New York taxpayers the top priorities of his administration.

Entries by Andrew M. Cuomo

Rebuilding the Upstate Economy

(37) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 4:22 PM

For many years, Upstate New York was treated like a second class citizen, forced to watch Downstate thrive as the Upstate economy dwindled. Upstate was literally losing population and jobs - and maybe most importantly, it was losing hope. Much of this was a function of the changing economy, which...

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Open Letter to the State Legislature: Time to Act on Restoring Trust in New York's Criminal Justice System

(26) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1:40 PM

Dear Member of the New York State Legislature:

It is palpable. Confidence and trust in our criminal justice system has been challenged in recent months. New Yorkers don't need to be reminded by the events in Baltimore that relations between police and communities are as delicate as they are fundamental...

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New York Takes One Step Closer to a World Without AIDS

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 1:45 PM

Thirty years ago, New York was the epicenter of the AIDS crisis.

The emergence of this deadly, mysterious disease tested us like never before. In many ways, we as a society failed that test.

Patients were turned away from overcrowded hospitals. Schools refused to admit children with HIV.


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Finishing the Job Teddy Roosevelt Started: Public Financing of Elections

(10) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 4:50 PM

A little over a century ago, newly elected Governor Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Albany -- and was shocked to discover an "invisible empire" dominated by special interests who bought favors from elected officials "in the guise of contributions for campaign purposes." His experience led him to pioneer the issue of...

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Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights

(135) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 8:42 AM

Over 150 years ago, the women's suffrage movement began in America at the first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Since then, New York has been at the forefront of important social and legal movements that have advanced the equal treatment of all people. Over the years, however,...

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The Survival of New York Is at Stake

(199) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 11:40 PM

More than a decade of New York State governmental dysfunction has taken its toll on all of us. And now, faced with the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, the State Government is functionally bankrupt. For too long the State has lived far beyond its means, leading the nation...

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