Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cuomo blames population decline on weather

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed the upstate weather for prompting New Yorkers to flee to other states.

Cuomo told reporters Tuesday that while job losses and high taxes once drove people to leave New York, his administration has ended that trend and improved the local economic situation.

He said many of the New Yorkers leaving the state now are doing so for personal reasons or decisions that he called “climate based.”