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More NY companies announce layoffs, two leave for other states

Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) has touted recent economic successes in his state, records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon show that dozens of companies are laying off workers, relocating out of the state, or closing up shop altogether.

Cuomo, who is under fire for possibly running interference for his political allies with an anti-corruption committee he created to “clean up Albany,” could face additional scrutiny for the economic situation in New York if he decides to run for president in 2016. That decision is expected to hinge on whether or not Hillary Clinton runs.

Cuomo has highlighted eight companies that will be creating more than 600 jobs as part of the governor’s Start Up New York plan, which incentivizes companies to create jobs in the state by giving them a 10 year tax break.

However, the Free Beacon found 40 companies that have filed Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices in the past six weeks. From June 16 through July 30, these companies have announced they are laying off workers; a majority have cited “economic” factors as the reason for their decision.

Additionally, two companies announced they are relocating part or all of their operations to other states.

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