Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to help a young female aide and survivor of sexual assault by asking her personal and sexual questions, he said Tuesday, while continuing to deny multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct confirmed in a state attorney general report. Read more

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ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an independent investigation found Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.

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ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an independent investigation found Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to help a young female aide and survivor of sexual assault by asking her personal and sexual questions, he said Tuesday, while continuing to deny multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct confirmed in a state attorney general report.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, violating state and federal law, and harbored a workplace environment that was toxic and abusive, according to a report by the state attorney general’s office released Tuesday.

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ALBANY — An attorney representing Gov. Andrew Cuomo clapped back Thursday at the assemblyman leading the Legislature’s impeachment investigation into the scandal-entangled governor, citing executive staff’s First Amendment rights to free speech.

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New campaign finance records show Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has again massively outraised her opposition in the race for the NY-21 House of Representatives seat.

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ALBANY — A series of bills became law as the weekend began to make casting a ballot in state or local elections easier and more accessible for all New Yorkers.

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ALBANY — Senators and members of the Assembly on Tuesday persisted with hours of debate about taxing the rich, requiring nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on patient care and other budget policies with the intent of passing the 2021-22 state spending plan nearly a week late.

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ALBANY — Senators and members of the Assembly on Tuesday persisted with hours of debate about taxing the rich, requiring nursing homes to spend 70% of revenue on patient care and other budget policies with the intent of passing the 2021-22 state spending plan six days late.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating dipped with New Yorkers in the wake of recent controversy over his administration’s delayed release and initial undercount of COVID-19 deaths in congregate facilities, according to a Marist College poll released Tuesday.

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ALBANY — The state Health Department must release COVID-19 data reported by New York’s nursing home operators within five business days after a state Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of a Capital Region senator’s lawsuit Wednesday to force the department to release the records.

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Two billboards calling on U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, to resign because of her efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election are scheduled to go up Wednesday.

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Sen. Michelle Hinchey, D-46, hit the ground running the first two weeks of session and is ready to focus on closing the state’s $15 billion gap in upcoming budget negotiations, including a tax on New York millionaires and billionaires, legalizing recreational marijuana and other revenue rais…

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FORT DRUM — Vice President Michael R. Pence chose Fort Drum in Jefferson County for his final public appearance before leaving office Wednesday, his wife, Karen Pence, told a socially distanced crowd assembled at the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield late Sunday afternoon.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called for President Donald Trump to be immediately removed from office Thursday afternoon on the heels of violent protests and attempted insurrection by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday that left four dead.

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WATERTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-21, announced Monday that she intends to object to various states’ presidential electors on Wednesday, alongside a growing number of other Republican members of Congress.

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The political dispute over COVID-19 relief that stumped federal lawmakers through most of 2020 inspired U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, to focus on transparency and accountability in his second term in Congress, he said during a State of the District address late Monday.

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Lawmakers tasked with leading both major political parties in the state Senate will remain at the helm after legislators unanimously nominated to keep incumbents guiding the chamber for two more years.

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ALBANY — New York’s 29 electors gathered as the state’s 59th Electoral College in the Assembly chamber of the state Capitol on Monday afternoon to cast votes to solidify Democrat Joe Biden’s election as 46th president of the United States.

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Commissioners tasked with redrawing New York’s election district lines expressed frustration Thursday as the group remains in financial limbo, and made a plan to send a letter to state executives to receive the legislated funding to start their work.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility Saturday of implementing additional heightened COVID-19 restrictions in New York as new cases, hospitalizations and deaths steadily increase as the pandemic rages with double-digit infection rates in more than 25 U.S. states and territories.

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A leading state Democrat proposed legislation to accelerate the counting of absentee ballots in the state as several of New York’s 62 counties begin to canvass mail-in ballots more than a week after Election Day.

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Twin County in-person voters generated few surprises with the majority-supported candidates in Tuesday’s presidential, congressional and state races, leaving Columbia and Greene counties to lean toward opposite sides of the political aisle.

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Republican candidates hold strong leads in both Twin-County Senate races, but challengers refused to concede either contest Wednesday before state absentee ballots are tallied into next week.

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U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado and Republican challenger Kyle Van De Water remain at odds after the Democratic incumbent claimed victory for re-election Wednesday with tens of thousands of outstanding, uncounted mail-in ballots in the state’s 19th Congressional District race.

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*The following local election results will be updated as they come in.

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Four candidates will face off at the polls Tuesday to represent the state’s 19th Congressional District, which flipped from Republican to Democrat in 2016.

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COPAKE — Two candidates are vying to fill a vacant seat on the Copake Town Council to complete an unexpired term.

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Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Chris Tague will defend his seat Nov. 3 against Democratic newcomer Betsy Kraat.

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ALBANY — COVID-19 infections can be controlled and mitigated, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday in a dissenting retort to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’s claim earlier that morning that the nation is not going to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Two candidates with political experience will face off Nov. 3 to secure a seat representing the 106th Assembly District, which serves most of Columbia and Dutchess counties.

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HUDSON — Charles Senrick is running as the Libertarian candidate in the 107th Assembly district.

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HUDSON — Brittany Vogel is the Democratic candidate running for New York’s 107th Assembly District.

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HUDSON — Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Jake Ashby is running for re-election in the 107th Assembly District.

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TROY — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, and 19th congressional candidate Republican Kyle Van De Water squared off in a live debate Thursday to discuss vote-swaying issues ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.

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ALBANY — New York’s COVID-19 infections dipped to their lowest positivity rate in more than two weeks Sunday, including new cases in active coronavirus clusters and across the state as a whole, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new memorial Monday in honor of a beloved New York Italian-America…

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ALBANY — President Donald Trump helped facilitate divisions that fueled violent Brooklyn protests last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, after releasing a robocall Friday that, after referencing Trump’s campaign, encouraged hundreds of people to rally against the state’s new coronavirus measures…