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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino says Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino would make a "great governor." However, in an email to the state GOP chairman, Paladino says Astorino will only win if he appeals to the party's conservative base.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he made $188,333 last year on an advance for his book that's due out in August. Cuomo's office allowed reporters to examine Cuomo's returns yesterday, the deadline for filing. In addition to the book advance, Cuomo reported $175,277 in state compensation.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The former chief deputy to Republican Governor George Pataki is considering a run for New York attorney general. John Cahill is expected to decide in the next several days whether to challenge incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman.

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) - Senator Charles Schumer has formally opened the state's new high-tech utility control center near Albany that aims to improve the efficiency of the state's electrical grid. The Democrat attended the official opening of the $38 million center yesterday.

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