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“Let’s legalize adult use of recreation marijuana once and for all,” Cuomo said. The move could bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues annually, by state estimates.
New York leads a four-state coalition that argues the tax law targets Democratic states, interferes with each state's right to make fiscal decisions and will disproportionately harm taxpayers.
While federal law has made banking difficult for the medical marijuana industry, Cuomo's administration said it "stands ready to work with our chartered institutions to assist them in moving forward toward commencing operations in a safe and sound manner."
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the rebranding "will help promote the entire Mid-Hudson Valley region and build on the remarkable passenger growth over the past year."
Kingston was the big winner for the Mid-Hudson region in the 2017 Downtown Revitalization Initiative, which awards $10 million to municipalities for downtown improvements.
Gov. Cuomo announced that the 3,500-square-foot visitor center is open and will serve as the "gateway for the thousands of visitors arriving at the western end of the Walkway."
The funding comes from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program, which provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities.
The state asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take steps to offset risks associated with the Algonquin pipeline's proximity to the nuclear plant, including banning further capacity on the pipeline near the plant while Indian Point is still operational.
The goal of the Reusable Bag Initiative is to eliminate single-use plastic bags at retail checkouts.
“These storms have now become the rule rather than the exception and they have to have the capacity to quickly restore power,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of utility companies.
ConEd said the majority of the county will have power by Tuesday night. County Executive George Latimer said Monday that the utility was "unprepared."
Faced with potential cuts to federal funding of major health programs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in his budget address this month proposed a new state fund aimed at keeping the programs afloat.
The New York State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would expedite the expansion of ride-sharing services into areas outside of New York City.