Local

Cuomo promotes economic agenda in Ithaca, attracts fracking opponents

Governor Andrew Cuomo paid a visit to Ithaca today to promote his economic development agenda.

Cuomo is promoting what he has dubbed “Tax Free New York”—a proposal that would make university campuses and their surrounding communities completely tax free for ten years.

He says the tax-free initiative is meant to encourage start-up companies to stay in New York.

“They are start-up businesses that are connected to the college or the university, which is where most of the jobs are coming from,” Cuomo said. “We want to keep those jobs here.”

He says the ten-year incentive will encourage families and businesses to establish roots in the state.

While the governor was promoting his economic agenda in Ithaca, hundreds of anti-fracking protesters gathered outside calling on Cuomo to ban fracking.

P1040885

The governor has said he is waiting for the results of a review of fracking by the state’s health commissioner before he makes a decision.

The rally was organized by New Yorkers Against Fracking, Frack Action and local residents.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Giffords, Kelly speak to seniors at Cornell University

IMG_0377

Famous couple urges graduates to make their own way and pursue their dreams.

in Local

Cortland plant to close in 2015; 89 workers face layoffs

Local_News41-620x400

Apex Tool Group filed notice with New York state this week

in Local

2 Cortland teens killed in I-81 crash

Crime 3

Accident happened Friday night around 7:30 p.m. on I-81 in Preble

in Local

Ithaca Assemblywoman Lifton throws support behind “Cornducky Derby”

cornducky

The Cornducky Derby—held on the same day as the Kentucky Derby—is a race between small plastic ducks down a Cortland creek.

in Local

Cuomo administration ends email auto delete policy

state leg

Announcement came Friday during summit on email policy