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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wistfully touted his achievements as he outlined his final, $70 billion budget proposal on Tuesday, and he warned that whoever follows him will likely face the same difficult budget constraints that he has.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In this season of jockeying for endorsements, there are plenty of mayoral candidates who want to show they feel labor's pain under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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.
Monday, January 21, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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.
Friday, December 21, 2012
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.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
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.
Monday, December 10, 2012
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.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
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.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
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.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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.