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Cuomo’s 29th proposal for 2020: Invest $300M into the Erie Canal and surrounding communities

Cuomo’s 29th proposal for 2020: Invest $300M into the Erie Canal and surrounding communities
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $300 million plan to 'reimagine' the Erie Canal throughout Upstate New York. It's the 29th proposal of his State of the State Agenda for 2020. His office says the plan ... more
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Cuomo’s 21st proposal of 2020: Creation of a ‘state bank’ for underserved communities

Cuomo’s 21st proposal of 2020: Creation of a ‘state bank’ for underserved communities
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to ensure New Yorkers have access to affordable financial products in underserved communities. His 21st proposal of the 2020 State of the State Agenda would expand access to safe and affordable ... more
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Cuomo’s 19th proposal for 2020: Alcohol in movie theaters across NYS

Cuomo’s 19th proposal for 2020: Alcohol in movie theaters across NYS
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to reform antiquated prohibition era laws, which have a big impact on the state's craft beverage manufacturing industry. His 19th proposal for the 2020 State of the State agenda will make ... more
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Cuomo’s 17th proposal for 2020: Create ‘Do Not Call Law’ to stop robocalls, increase financial penalties

Cuomo’s 17th proposal for 2020: Create ‘Do Not Call Law’ to stop robocalls, increase financial penalties
Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking aim at robocalls. It's the 17th proposal that's part of his State of the State agenda. The proposal will require telecommunication companies to deploy technology that blocks robocalls and provide ... more
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Cuomo’s 15th proposal for 2020: Stricter rules for vaping, crackdown on vape ads

Cuomo’s 15th proposal for 2020: Stricter rules for vaping, crackdown on vape ads
Governor Andrew Cuomo's 15th proposal of the State of the State Agenda includes a crackdown on flavored nicotine vaping products. The legislation would also authorize the State Department of Health to regulate the sale of ... more
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Cuomo’s 16th proposal for 2020: Make it easier for New Yorkers to start families

Cuomo’s 16th proposal for 2020: Make it easier for New Yorkers to start families
Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make it easier for those struggling with fertility to start families. His 16th proposal in the 2020 State of the State Agenda includes lifting the state's ban on gestational surrogacy ... more
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Cuomo’s 14th proposal for 2020: Create website for healthcare costs across the state

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How about a little more transparency? That's what Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see when it comes to healthcare prices. His 14th proposal for the 2020 State of the State Agenda includes the creation of ... more
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Cuomo’s 12th proposal for 2020: Make “New York Buy American” act permanent

Cuomo’s 12th proposal for 2020: Make “New York Buy American” act permanent
Earlier this week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the 12th proposal of the 2020 State of the State agenda. This proposal will focus on making the "New York Buy American" act permanent. The "Buy American" Act ... more
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Cuomo’s 10th proposal for 2020: Prohibit gender-based pricing

Cuomo’s tenth budget proposal of 2020: Prohibit gender-based pricing
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his tenth proposal for the 2020 State of the State Agenda. In short, it will eliminate what's known as the 'pink tax'. In the early 1990s, several studies reported disparities between ... more
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Cuomo’s 11th proposal for 2020: Prohibit sex offenders from using social media

Cuomo’s eleventh budget proposal of 2020: Prohibit sex offenders from using social media
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his eleventh proposal of the 2020 State of the State agenda this weekend. The measure would prevent convicted sex offenders from using social media accounts, dating apps and video game chat ... more
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Cuomo’s 9th proposal for 2020: Cracking down on illegally sold cigarettes

Cuomo’s ninth budget proposal of 2020: Cracking down on illegally sold cigarettes
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his ninth proposal for his 2020 State of the State Agenda. Cracking down on retailers that illegally sell untaxed cigarettes and other tobacco products in New York State will be a ... more
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Cuomo’s 8th proposal for 2020: Protect consumers from abusive debt collectors

Cuomo’s eighth budget proposal of 2020: Protect consumers from abusive debt collectors
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his eighth proposal for the 2020 State of the State agenda this week. It involves protecting consumers from abusive debt collectors. The proposal would require the thousands of debt collectors that ... more
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Cuomo’s 7th proposal for 2020: Enhance net neutrality protections across NYS

Cuomo’s seventh budget proposal of 2020: Enhance net neutrality protections across NYS
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced is seventh proposal for the 2020 State of the State Agenda this week. It involves New York becoming a leader in net neutrality, after a years-long fight at the federal level ... more
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Restaurants want to soften Cuomo’s proposed ban on single-use Styrofoam

Environmental groups on Tuesday cheered Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed ban on styrofoam products like takeaway containers used by restaurants. But the restaurants industry is cautiously watching how the debate over the ban will unfold. “While ... more
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Cuomo’s 6th proposal for 2020: Lower cost of prescription meds through new plan

Cuomo’s sixth budget proposal of 2020: Lower cost of prescription meds through new plan
Governor Andrew Cuomo's sixth proposal for the 2020 budget includes a three-part plan to lower prescription drug costs for all New Yorkers. The Governor's proposal would cap insulin co-payments at $100 per month for insured ... more
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Cuomo’s 2nd proposal for 2020: Ban drugs that mimic deadly fentanyl

Cuomo’s first budget proposal of 2020: Tighten gun laws across New York State
His first proposal will prevent individuals from receiving New York State gun licenses if they commit a crime in another state that is similar to a crime that would disqualify them from owning a gun ... more
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Cuomo’s 3rd proposal for 2020: Mandate automatic, manual recounts in close elections

Cuomo's 3rd proposal for 2020: Mandate automatic, manual recounts in close elections
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to ensure the electoral process is correct in New York State. That's why he's establishing 'clear' rules that mandate when a recount is triggered in state and local elections ... more
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Cuomo’s 4th proposal for 2020: Closing rape intoxication loophole

Cuomo’s eighth budget proposal of 2020: Protect consumers from abusive debt collectors
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his 4th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda - closing the rape intoxication loophole. Currently the Penal Law does not adequately protect victims of sexual offenses who could ... more
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Cuomo’s 5th proposal for 2020: Ban use of single-use styrofoam food containers

Cuomo’s fifth budget proposal of 2020: Ban use of single-use styrofoam food containers
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the fifth proposal of his 2020 State of the State Agenda: Prohibiting the distribution and use of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, single-use food containers. The proposal also bans the ... more
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