11 Facts About Andrew Cuomo

1. On July 4, 2015, Andrew Cuomo presided over the wedding ceremony of his long-time friend Billy Joel to his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick.

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2. On his first day in office, Andrew Cuomo renewed an executive order signed by Eliott Spitzer which prohibited Governors of New York from receiving donations from gubernatorial appointees.

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3. In October 2015, Andrew Cuomo signed eight of the 10 Women's Equality Act bills into law; the abortion rights bill was not among them.

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4. In 2013, Andrew Cuomo called for the passage of a Women's Equality Act.

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5. On July 16, 2011, Andrew Cuomo finalized a five-year deal with the Public Employees Federation to end pay raises, implement furlough days, and require additional contributions to health insurance accounts.

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6. On July 5, 2013, Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment to the NY SAFE Act that exempts retired police officers from some of the act's ownership restrictions.

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7. On January 15, 2013, Andrew Cuomo signed into law the first state gun control bill to pass after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in neighboring Connecticut.

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8. In 2008, Andrew Cuomo said of the Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama, who was running against Hillary Clinton, the candidate Cuomo supported: "You can't shuck and jive at a press conference.

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9. On June 10, 2008, Andrew Cuomo announced that three major Internet service providers would "shut down major sources of online child pornography" by no longer hosting many Usenet groups.

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10. In 2007, Andrew Cuomo was active in a high-profile investigation into lending practices and anti-competitive relationships between student lenders and universities.

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11. In May 2010, Andrew Cuomo announced he was running for governor in the 2010 election, and he won with 63 percent of the vote.

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