Robert Duffy http://wrvo.org en Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-will-keep-thoughts-himself-moreland-commission <p></p><p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says he had no direct knowledge of alleged meddling by his boss into an ethics commission the governor set up.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:54:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59339 at http://wrvo.org Duffy will keep thoughts to himself on Moreland Commission Duffy's decision not to seek re-election no surprise http://wrvo.org/post/duffys-decision-not-seek-re-election-no-surprise <p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55503 at http://wrvo.org Duffy's decision not to seek re-election no surprise Duffy decides not to run again for lieutenant governor http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-decides-not-run-again-lieutenant-governor <div><p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to pick a new running mate now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has announced he won't seek a second term.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:16:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 55457 at http://wrvo.org Duffy decides not to run again for lieutenant governor Reports say Duffy won't run for re-election http://wrvo.org/post/reports-say-duffy-wont-run-re-election <p></p><p>New York state Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy spoke at a police memorial service this week, in what may be one of his last official acts in his role before Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces a new running mate for the 2014 elections.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:15:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55452 at http://wrvo.org Reports say Duffy won't run for re-election Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-says-hes-sync-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 http://wrvo.org Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation Cuomo, Duffy have nothing but praise for each other http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-duffy-have-nothing-praise-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 http://wrvo.org Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor http://wrvo.org/post/mahoney-says-its-pure-rumor-shell-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="http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/22976/20131011/will-l-g-bob-duffy-be-on-the-2014-ticket" 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 http://wrvo.org Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor Lt. Gov. Duffy officially opens New York State Fair http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org Lt. Gov. Duffy officially opens New York State Fair Lt. Gov. Duffy tries to sell START-UP NY to SUNY http://wrvo.org/post/lt-gov-duffy-tries-sell-start-ny-suny <p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:27:31 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40109 at http://wrvo.org Exports and Generation Y, a recipe for upstate growth http://wrvo.org/post/exports-and-generation-y-recipe-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="http://www.thepartnership.org/app/events/accelerate_upstate" 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 http://wrvo.org Exports and Generation Y, a recipe for upstate growth Lt. Governor says Senate should put aside partisanship http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org Cuomo rescinds food stamp fingerprint requirement http://wrvo.org/post/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 http://wrvo.org Duffy campaigns in Syracuse to lift "dark cloud" of mandates http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-campaigns-syracuse-lift-dark-cloud-mandates <p>Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy has been beating a path back and forth across upstate New York, as he campaigns for Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s budget initiatives.</p><p>Duffy made his second stop in Syracuse this week on Thursday, this time to drum up support&nbsp;for changes to pensions and Medicaid funding.</p><p>But this time he brought some friends.<br /><br />Duffy led a hearing of the <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/mandatereliefcouncilmembers.pdf" target="_blank">11-member Mandate Relief Council [PDF]</a>, made up of members of Cuomo&rsquo;s administration and elected lawmakers. The group heard testimony from central New York government and business leaders&nbsp;at Le Moyne College.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:23:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 14903 at http://wrvo.org Duffy campaigns in Syracuse to lift "dark cloud" of mandates Work begins redeveloping Syracuse's Kennedy Square http://wrvo.org/post/work-begins-redeveloping-syracuses-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 http://wrvo.org Gov. Cuomo, Public Employees Federation still working to avoid layoffs http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-public-employees-federation-still-working-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 http://wrvo.org