Long Island, NY - January 2, 2014 - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released the following statement on the passing of former Governor Mario M. Cuomo.
"Today is a sad day for all New Yorkers. In addition to being one of our state's truly great governors, he was an inspiration for generations of New Yorkers who answered the call to service in response to his vision of fairness and equality for all of us. I would not be involved in New York politics were it not for Mario Cuomo. He is, and will always remain, one of my heroes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I hope that they will take comfort in the fact that he will be missed and mourned by millions, including the countless New Yorkers whose lives he forever bettered."