Cuomo blames weather for fleeing New Yorkers

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Cuomo at Business Council of New York's Annual Meeting

Gov. Cuomo is now blaming upstate's weather for prompting New Yorkers to leave for other states. The governor told reporters on Tuesday that while job losses and high taxes once drove people to leave, his administration has ended that trend and improved the local economic situation.  He says many of those leaving the state now are doing so for personal reasons or decisions that he called "climate based."   The comments came after Cuomo's Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, said the incumbent has failed to stem the number of New Yorkers leaving for states with lower taxes and more jobs.  While New York continues to attract immigrants from other countries, a study last year found that it led the nation in net migration to other states.

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