Andrea Bernstein

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Pataki's State of the State: A Spoonfull Of Sugar

Thursday, January 09, 2003

Governor George Pataki chose his ninth annual State of the State address to stress some of his favorite themes from his early years - cutting taxes, cutting the size of government - and he hopes, growing the economy. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports from the state capitol in Albany.

The state of ...


Bloomberg's Plan for Lower Manhattan

Friday, December 13, 2002

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out a $10.6 billion plan to transform and revitalize Lower Manhattan from a collection of office spaces to an integrated neighborhood. At the center of the plan is a call to build a new rail tunnel under the east river. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

The timing ...


MTA & TWU Battle For Hearts and Minds of New Yorkers

Thursday, December 12, 2002

The Transport Workers Union lowered its salary demands during negotiations yesterday, saying it would accept an 18 percent raise over three years instead of 24 percent. But the MTA did not budge on its latest contract offer which includes no raises in the first year. Meanwhile, both sides are battling ...


Lower Manhattan Super Shuttle

Thursday, December 05, 2002

With both city and state budget cupboards bare, there is one huge pot of money available - billions of dollars in federal funds to improve lower Manhattan transit. As WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, the lure of those funds has fueled a pitched battle over the best way to get commuters ...


Harlem's Paterson Replaces Connor as Senate Leader

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

By a unanimous vote, Democratic lawmakers in Albany have ousted their state Senate leader, Martin Connor, and have replaced him with West Harlem Senator David Paterson. The shake-up marks a rare moment of change in Albany leadership, and makes Paterson the first African-American to lead any party caucus in New ...


Pataki Win Despite 5:3 Registration Edge for Dems

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Republican Governor Pataki has won re-election to a third term with 49 percent of the vote, to Democrat Carl McCall's 33 percent and Independence Party candidate Tom Golisano's 14 percent. Pataki's commanding lead came despite a five to three voter registration edge for Democrats. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.


Golisano Staying in Race

Monday, November 04, 2002

Tom Golisano is staying in the race for governor. His much hyped two-minute commercial put an end to three days of speculation that he was dropping out of the race. It was widely believed that move could have provided a boost to Carl McCall. Instead, the speculation left George Pataki ...


McCall and Pataki Try to Energise Core

Thursday, October 31, 2002

As the clock runs out, Democrat Carl McCall and Republican Governor Pataki are both trying to energize their CORE supporters. This, as a new poll finds Pataki's lead over McCall is widening. We have two reports. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein looks at how Pataki is wooing upstate voters. But first, WNYC's ...


Pataki's LMDC Contracts

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Huge contracts were handed out in the days and weeks following September 11 to clean up the World Trade Center site. Ultimately, a team of 169 companies was put in place. Their work was widely lauded for being completed early and under budget. A WNYC analysis has found a quarter ...


Third Pataki Term?

Monday, October 21, 2002

Carl McCall's race for the governorship of New York has been an uphill challenge against Republican George Pataki. Despite New York being seen as a Democratic state, incumbent Pataki will likely win a third term as governor. Andrea Bernstein from member station WNYC reports. Listen


McCall and the Harlem International Trade Center Corp.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

State Comptroller Carl McCall frequently points to his experience in the private and public sectors to support his candidacy for Governor. But left off his official bio is a position he held for five years immediately prior to his current job - Chairman of the Harlem International Trade Center Corporation. ...


Speaking Spanish on the Campaign Trail

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

With such a large spanish speaking population in our area, New Yorkers are accomtomed to spanish language subway ads and store signs. Now they're getting a taste of bilingual political campaigns too. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has this campaign notebook.


State Comproller Also Up For Grabs

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Voters go to the polls in 12 days not only to select a Democratic candidate for Governor, but also a candidate for State Comptroller. The state comptroller is responsible for analyzing the budget, auditing state funds, and investing the states $120 billion pension fund. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, ...


McCall and Cuomo Debate

Monday, August 19, 2002

The Democratic candidates met in their first televised debate Sunday. Each candidate maintained the race was about issues and ideas. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, that wasn't it, at all.

Both Carl McCall and Andrew Cuomo had something to accomplish in the first debate. For McCall, who has been accused ...


City and Port Athority in Land Swap Talks

Friday, August 09, 2002

City officials sat down with port authority members yesterday for their first face-to-face talks on a city proposal to swap the land under the city's airports for the World Trade Center site. But as WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports, some civic groups are beginning to wonder if the city can afford ...


Governor's Race

Friday, April 12, 2002

With five months to go until the Democratic primary for New York governor, two high-profile Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to gain advantage among party activists. But while many Democrats view former federal housing secretary Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Carl McCall as their best shot at the Governor's ...


Another Late Budget

Monday, April 01, 2002

For the 18th year in a row, April begins with no state budget for New York. A child born the last time there was an on-time state budget could now be a freshman in college.


NYPD Faces Possible Suits Over WEF Arrests

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Lawyers for protesters arrested at the World Economic Forum say the New York police department may have violated its own policies for handling arrests by holding demonstrators in jail overnight which could potentially cost the city millions of dollars in lawsuits. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports ....


Local 1199 Endorses Pataki

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

The powerful health care workers union - local 1199 of the
service employees international union -- announced its support of Republican Governor George Pataki yesterday. The endorsement comes as a major boost for the Republican incumbent, who will run against one of two high-profile Democrats. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein reports.

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Rebuilding: The Politics

Monday, March 04, 2002

As New York tries to figure out what to build at the World Trade Center site, and how to reconstruct Downtown as a whole, there are a lot of people and agencies weighing in. But who really makes the final decisions? The Mayor? The Governor? The Port Authority? WNYC's Andrea ...