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{{New York SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Governor of the State of New York''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in [[New York]]. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.
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|State = New York
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|Office=Governor
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Image =Seal of New York.png
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|Office website = http://www.governor.ny.gov/
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|Budget =  13578000
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|Budget year = 2013
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|Seats =
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|Term limits =None
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article IV, New York Constitution|New York Constitution, Article IV, Section I]]
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|Selected =  Elected
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|Current officeholder = Andrew Cuomo
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|Partisan = Democratic
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|Officeholder image = Andrew Cuomo 2.jpeg
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|Assumed office =  January 1, 2011
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|Compensation =179,000
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|Next election =[[New York gubernatorial election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election=[[New York gubernatorial election, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Other offices = [[Governor of New York|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of New York|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[New York Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[New York Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[New York Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[New York Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] • [[New York Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[New York Superintendent of Financial Services|Financial Services Superintendent]] • [[New York Commissioner of Environmental Conservation|Environmental Conservation Commissioner]]•[[New York Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[New York Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]] • [[New York Superintendent of Insurance|Insurance]]
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Governor of the State of New York''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in [[New York]]. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.
  
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{{State trifecta status|state=New York|control=None|= 13 states that is under divided government and do not have state trifectas}}
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
 
The 56th and current governor is [[Andrew Cuomo]], a [[Democrat]] elected in 2010.
 
The 56th and current governor is [[Andrew Cuomo]], a [[Democrat]] elected in 2010.
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New York governors do not face any term limits.
 
New York governors do not face any term limits.
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===Partisan composition===
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The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of New York State Governors from 1992-2013.<br>
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[[File:Governor of New York Partisanship.PNG]]
  
 
==Vacancies==
 
==Vacancies==
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* Vetoing bills, including appropriations, subject to a super majority override of the legislature (§ 7)
 
* Vetoing bills, including appropriations, subject to a super majority override of the legislature (§ 7)
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==Divisions==
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Executive Chamber for the 2013 fiscal year is  $13,578,000.<ref>[http://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/archive/fy1213archive/enacted1213/2012-13EnactedBudget.pdf ''New York State'', "Enacted Budget Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2013," T-169, accessed June 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]] and [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]] and [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]] and [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
  
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Under [[Article IV, New York Constitution#Section 3|Article IV, Section3]], the governor's salary is legally fixed by a joint resolution of the Senate and Assembly.
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===2013===
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In 2013, the governor's salary remained at $179,000. Gov. [[ Andrew Cuomo]] (D) voluntarily reduced his salary by 5 percent.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/content/csg-releases-2013-governor-salaries ''Council of State Governments,'' "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries," June 25, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
In 2012, the Governor of New York was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$179,000]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
 
In 2012, the Governor of New York was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$179,000]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
  
Under [[Article IV, New York Constitution#Section 3|Article IV, Section3]], the governor's salary is legally fixed by a joint resolution of the Senate and Assembly.
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==History==
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, New York]]’’
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[[File:New York gubernatorial pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the New York governorship from 1992-2013]]
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From 1992-2013, in New York there were Democratic governors in office for 10 years, including the last seven, while there were Republican governors in office for 12 years.
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Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of New York|Office of the Governor of New York]], the [[New York State Senate]] and the [[New York House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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[[File:Partisan composition of New York state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''"New York" + Governor'''
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.state.ny.us/governor/ ''Office of the New York Governor'']
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*[http://www.state.ny.us/governor/ Office of the New York Governor]
*[http://www.state.ny.us/governor/nygovs/index.html ''About the office of the Governor of New York'']
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*[http://www.state.ny.us/governor/nygovs/index.html About the office of the Governor of New York]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 10:04, 1 July 2013

New York Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $13,578,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  New York Constitution, Article IV, Section I
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Andrew Cuomo 2.jpeg
Name:  Andrew Cuomo
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 1, 2011
Compensation:  $179,000
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other New York Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralComptrollerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture CommissionerFinancial Services SuperintendentEnvironmental Conservation CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service CommissionInsurance
The Governor of the State of New York is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in New York. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.

As of August 2014, New York is one of 14 states that is under divided government and is therefore not one of the state government trifectas.

Current officeholder

The 56th and current governor is Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat elected in 2010.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article IV, Section I:

The executive power shall be vested in the governor...

Qualifications

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Candidate for the governor's office must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 30 years old
  • a resident of New York for at least five years prior to the election

Elections

New York elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New York, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election. Thus, January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2015 are inaugural days.

Term limits

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits

New York governors do not face any term limits.

Partisan composition

The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of New York State Governors from 1992-2013.
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Vacancies

See also: How gubernatorial vacancies are filled

Details of vacancy appointments are addressed under Article IV, Sections 5 and 6.

If a Governor-elect declines to accept the office, the Lieutenant Governor-elect shall take office as the Governor and serve the term. If the Governor-elect fails to qualify or is temporarily unable to take the oath, the Lieutenant Governor-elect serves as the Acting Governor until the elected Governor's disability is removed.

The Lieutenant Governor also ascends to the office whenever there is a temporary or permanent vacancy during a Governor's term.

In the event that the Governor dies, resigns, or is removed, then the Lieutenant Governor becomes Governor and serves the remainder of the term.

If the Governor is absent, impeached, or unable to discharge the office, the Lieutenant Governor becomes Acting Governor until the disability is removed or until the term expires.

If both offices are vacant, a special election shall be held at the next general election, provided it is not less than three months from the date both offices became vacant. The office of the lieutenant governor may never be elected without a governor also being elected. If the office of the lieutenant governor alone is vacant, the Senate President Pro Tem serves as the temporary Lieutenant Governor.

In such an instance, the Senate President Pro Tem shall serve as a Temporary Governor, followed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

Duties

New York

The Governor charged with a number of responsibilities such as the preparation of the state's budget, execution and enforcement of the state of New York laws and Commander-in-Chief of New York's military and naval forces.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

  • Convening the Senate or the entire legislature for extraordinary session (§ 3)
  • Giving periodic addresses to the legislature on the state of the state (§ 3)
  • Granting reprieves, pardons, and commutations for all offenses except treason and impeachment (§ 4)
  • Vetoing bills, including appropriations, subject to a super majority override of the legislature (§ 7)

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Governor of New York has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The budget for the Executive Chamber for the 2013 fiscal year is $13,578,000.[1]

Compensation

See also: Comparison of gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
See also: Comparison of gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers

Under Article IV, Section3, the governor's salary is legally fixed by a joint resolution of the Senate and Assembly.

2013

In 2013, the governor's salary remained at $179,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) voluntarily reduced his salary by 5 percent.[2]

2012

In 2012, the Governor of New York was paid an estimated $179,000 according to the Council of State Governments.

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, New York’’
Partisan breakdown of the New York governorship from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, in New York there were Democratic governors in office for 10 years, including the last seven, while there were Republican governors in office for 12 years.

Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of New York, the New York State Senate and the New York House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of New York state government(1992-2013).PNG

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Governor of New York has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "New York" + Governor

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Governor of New York
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
Phone:518-474-8390

See also

External links

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