Ken Lovett

Ken Lovett appears in the following:

As Election Day Nears, Cuomo Finally Hits The Campaign Trail

Monday, October 24, 2016

The governor took a rare shift stumping for fellow Democrats running for state seats on Long Island.


Mayor Pushes Back Against State Ethics Panel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mayor de Blasio is refusing to cooperate with a state ethics panel that is investigating his fundraising methods. Hear why he's drawing the line.

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Investigations into Former Cuomo Aide and de Blasio

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Daily News' Ken Lovett talks about investigations into Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion program and Mayor de Blasio's fund-raising for the 2014 senate races.

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Rooting Out Albany's Political Corruption

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says politicians in Albany have a responsibility to police themselves to root out corruption, but they haven't exactly done a good job of that lately.


US Attorney Preet Bharara Continues to Probe the Cuomo Administration

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A look at U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's investigation into contracts awarded as part of Governor Cuomo's Buffalo Billion economic development plan.

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Albany News

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A round-up of Albany news, including the renewals of rent laws and mayoral control of schools.

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Boosting the Economy, One Yacht Sale at a Time?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lest New Yorkers purchase and dock their boats in Florida, the New York state budget now provides a tax break on boats over $230,000. Hear a breakdown of the ideas behind this.

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The New Third Man in A Room In Albany

Monday, February 02, 2015

Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie is poised to succeed Sheldon Silver as Assembly Speaker. We'll find out more about him and how he got to be next in line. 

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There Are Still 'Three Men in a Room'

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sheldon Silver, despite facing corruption charges, is still one of "three men in a room" running things in Albany. We made a short video—with dolls—to illustrate what this means.

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Gov. Cuomo's Progressive Agenda? 'Dead on Arrival'

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

That's what New York's newly-Republican-controlled senate warned, even as the reelected democrat took his victory lap.


Albany's End-of-Session Agenda

Monday, June 16, 2014

State lawmakers are approaching the end of this year’s legislative session. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, talks about what’s left on Albany’s agenda, from legalized medical marijuana to minimum wage and specialized high schools.

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What to Expect from the NYS Budget Deal

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, reports from the capitol on March Madness, Albany-style, as the big budget deal negotiations wind down before the April 1 deadline, including the fate of the Dream Act, public election financing, charter co-locations, and corporate tax cuts.


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Local News Round Up: Carriages, Pre-K Funding, TLC

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brigid Bergin, City hall and politics reporter at WNYC, and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, round up the local city news - from universal pre-k and the charter school debate to the mayor's relationship with Governor Cuomo and other news out of Albany.

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George Pataki on High Speed Rails, Taxes

Monday, November 11, 2013

George Pataki, former governor of New York ( R ), discusses the state panel on taxes he's co-chairing, as well as his lobbying efforts, along with the former governors of NJ and PA, for high-speed rail service between NYC and DC.

Then Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, follows up on that and other news from the state capitol.



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Health Insurance Latest: Obama's Apology and More

Monday, November 11, 2013

Jennifer Haberkorn, healthcare reporter for Politico, discusses the latest on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and how the policy came up during the Sunday political talk shows.


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Anti-Corruption Commission Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, talks about reports that the Moreland Commission investigating corruption in Albany is pulling its punches.


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Albany Corruption Continues

Monday, May 06, 2013

Brooklyn Senator John Sampson (D) was taken into custody by the FBI early today, and is expected to appear in court this afternoon. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News,...

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Four Men in a Room

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

State budget negotiations have produced a tentative deal to raise the minimum wage to $9/hr by 2015 and to increase taxes on those New Yorkers making over $1 million per year. This year Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Senate Republican Leader Skelos are joined by Democratic Senator Jeff Klein, who shares leadership with Skelos. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses the latest on the budget, expected this week.

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Cuomo's Move on Fracking

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, discusses Governor Cuomo's decision to effectively delay a decision on hydrofracking in New York. And Jim Finch, Town Supervisor of Conklin, offers his reaction to the governor's decision, and why he thinks Cuomo should allow fracking in New York.

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Albany Catch-Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett talks about some of the deals emerging from the end of the legislative session in Albany, including Governor Cuomo's new fracking plan, negotiations over the release of teacher ratings, and why New York and New Jersey want Parks Department money for the 9/11 Memorial.

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