prison closures http://wrvo.org en Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-comments-recidivism-against-backdrop-prison-closures <p></p><p>In his State of the State speech this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again blasted New York's state prison system, describing what he called the "madness" of mass incarceration in New York.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>That tough language follows Cuomo's declaration in his State of the State address three years ago that prisons should no longer be used to boost economic development in rural upstate communities.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:49:55 +0000 Natasha Haverty NCPR 49733 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo comments on recidivism against backdrop of prison closures Old prisons could become homes for business startups http://wrvo.org/post/old-prisons-could-become-homes-business-startups <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Some abandoned prisons in the upstate area could become home to start-up companies under Gov. Andrew Cuomo&#39;s <a href="http://startup-ny.com/">Start-Up New York</a> initiative.</p><p>The initiative aims to provide major incentives for companies to relocate, develop, or significantly expand in New York by offering state and local tax-free zones on university and college campuses.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:49:38 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45645 at http://wrvo.org Old prisons could become homes for business startups Cuomo quietly pursuing government consolidation http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-quietly-pursuing-government-consolidation <p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:31:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42045 at http://wrvo.org