Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his $142.6 billion budget Tuesday, laying out how the state will spend a hoped-for $30 billion in aid, including spending for inflatable bladders to protect transit tunnels and building new dunes on beaches.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is traditionally a day for honoring, and for politicking, in New York City. But this year, the Democrats running for mayor split on where to spend it.
As Republican Joe Lhota filed paperwork today to run for New York City mayor, he stressed he would be different from his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In the New York City mayor's race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to have the edge in campaign cash and in early polls, according to new data out this week.
Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn outlined her views on education Tuesday. She backed many of the changes implemented under Mayor Bloomberg but also argued for less emphasis on standardized tests and more of a role for parents.
Former MTA chairman Joe Lhota says he plans to formally enter the mayor's race this week. Lhota resigned from the MTA at the end of last year to explore a campaign, and he told reporters in Manhattan today that he's ready to take the next step.
Friday is a fundraising deadline for the current crop of mayoral hopefuls. And getting there, for most of the field, has been a mad dash to establish credibility.
Yesterday's State of the State address saw New York Governor Andrew Cuomo champion progressive causes like gun control, campaign finance, and women's rights. WNYC reporter Anna Sale discusses the policy and politics of the speech.
In his first state of the state in 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced tax cuts and spending cuts. A year ago, it was economic development. This year, with Democrats on the march nationally and a new ally in the state Senate leadership, Cuomo is embracing his liberal side.
A year ago, in his State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dramatically proposed the world's largest convention center near JFK airport, $15 billion in infrastructure investments, restructuring the state's pension program, and public financing of elections. As we head into the 2013 state of the state, here's a tally of where those promises ended up.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will lay out his agenda for his third year in office this week when he delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. More gun restrictions and the governor’s vision for post-Sandy New York are likely to top his updated his priority list.
It's been ten weeks since Sandy hit our region, and reports are coming due for the three commissions investigating the state's readiness for another storm. New emergency planning for hospitals has been a key focus.
State Senator Jeff Klein used to be a party loyalist. He became a State Senator by arguing his opponent was too cozy with Republicans. But now, Klein's the one who's teaming up with the GOP.
The president's proposal for Sandy recovery money is currently moving through the Senate, but in the meantime, New York City teachers are pledging to invest $1 billion of pension money in rebuilding. It's part of an emerging trend in infrastructure financing, helped along by former President Bill Clinton.
The fate of President Barack Obama's $60.4 billion Sandy recovery package now rests with Congress. Lawmakers in the House and Senate will decide how much of that amount they think is worth spending, and how any funds would be divvied up between states and agencies.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie met with President Barack Obama this morning to press for money to help fund the state's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Sandy.
The first federal funds for New York City's Sandy recovery have been approved and are on the way to the tri-state area, but there was no news about the larger amount, $80 billion, that area lawmakers seek for post-Sandy recovery. Instead, lawmakers started poking holes in the full-court press from New Jersey and New York officials.
In New York, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated damage estimates for Sandy. There was a key difference in their calculations. WNYC's Anna Sale has been looking into the math — and the politics behind it — and provides analysis of the numbers.
In New Jersey, it’s a nostalgia-infused recovery. In New York, it’s a campaign for a new age.