Robert Duffy en Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation <div><p></p><p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says there’s no truth to rumors he will not be campaigning with the governor this fall.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wait for the facts to come out about him and the governor’s (both Democrats) political plans, Duffy said Tuesday in Buffalo. </span></p><p>Last year Duffy interviewed to become leader of the Rochester Business Alliance – the city he was once mayor of. He withdrew about a week later.</p><p>He's not being asked to step aside, he said.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:35:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53267 at Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation Cuomo, Duffy have nothing but praise for each other <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. Their remarks come as questions are raised about Duffy's political future.<br /><br />Some newspapers have called for an ethics probe after Duffy admitted he’s been interviewing for a job with the Rochester Business Alliance, a trade and lobby group, while serving on Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils. Duffy has now withdrawn from consideration for the job. He introduced Cuomo at a disaster preparedness forum.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:55:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46316 at Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor <p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" that she will replace Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election bid next year.</p><p>The Republican county executive's name popped up in the news as rumors have grown recently that <a href="" target="_blank">Duffy will step down</a>. Mahoney endorsed Cuomo, a Democrat, in his initial election bid and the two have remained close allies.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:55:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46005 at Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor Lt. Gov. Duffy officially opens New York State Fair <p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy filled in for Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the official opening of the New York State Fair in Syracuse today.&nbsp; While Cuomo was hosting President Obama in Buffalo, Duffy was tasting New York state products in the new Taste New York Tent at the Fair.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43044 at Lt. Gov. Duffy officially opens New York State Fair Lt. Gov. Duffy tries to sell START-UP NY to SUNY <p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:27:31 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40109 at Exports and Generation Y, a recipe for upstate growth <p>Boosting exports, focusing on homegrown New York businesses, and the importance of engaging with Generation Y. These were all topics of focus at the <a href="" target="_blank">Accelerate Upstate 2.0 conference</a> in Buffalo this week. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:57:03 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32649 at Exports and Generation Y, a recipe for upstate growth Lt. Governor says Senate should put aside partisanship <p>New York’s Lieutenant Governor weighed in on the leadership fight going on in the state Senate, saying the senators should put aside partisanship and try to work together. <span>&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:08:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29892 at Cuomo rescinds food stamp fingerprint requirement <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking by phone to a gathering of advocates for the poor, says he&rsquo;s rescinded a 14-year-old state regulation that required food stamp recipients be subject to fingerprinting before receiving benefits. &nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Poverty and hunger are not crimes,&rdquo; said Cuomo. &ldquo;So we shouldn&rsquo;t treat the poor or the hungry as criminals.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:14:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19490 at Work begins redeveloping Syracuse's Kennedy Square <p>Construction is starting on Loguen's Crossing in Syracuse, a redevelopment project located on ten acres of the former Kennedy Square Apartment complex off East Fayette Street on the city's east side.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 13:22:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 10414 at Gov. Cuomo, Public Employees Federation still working to avoid layoffs <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, are going down to the wire over a deal to forge a new contract agreement or face 3500 lay offs. As Karen DeWitt reports, it presents a dilemma for the governor, who might have to enact job cuts in a worsening recession.</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 12:04:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 7766 at