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The Hollywood Reporter says that movie moguls raised $600,000 for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at a fund-raiser Thursday.
The Reporter says: "About 150 people -- who paid between $5,000 and $25,000 to attend the event -- stood under heaters as Cuomo boasted about his state's tax credit program for movie and TV production, saying he hopes to lure more filming to New York."
Two other notables:...Read more »
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in a re-election year, proposed a state budget Tuesday that would cut $489 million worth of business taxes, increase spending on Medicaid and on K-12 schools by about 4 percent, but decrease spending at state universities and community colleges.
The governor proposed an overall budget of $137.2 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent over last year. If federal aid...Read more »
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called for public financing of campaigns Friday “if only for appearance” sake, as he faces increasing pressure from his base to force the issue in his budget proposal.
"Let's reduce the amount of money in politics so this unseemly appearance is remedied," Cuomo told public radio’s “The Capital Pressroom” Friday.
He wasn’t asked how he would seek to accomplish...Read more »