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Cuomo vetoes 33 bills, signs 35

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks during a news

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks during a news conference in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany on April 16, 2013. (Credit: AP)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vetoed a controversial bill that would have turned over the former Freeport Armory to a nonprofit church affiliate for $1.

The bill, sponsored by Assemb. Earlene Hooper (D-Hempstead), was strongly opposed by Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy.

That bill was one of 33 bills the governor vetoed at midnight Wednesday. Cuomo approved 35 bills. One of the measure's expands oversight of pre-school special education programs. Here's the full list. (Note: In state government parlance, "chapters" means approved.)

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