Ken Lovett appears in the following:
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A round-up of Albany news, including the renewals of rent laws and mayoral control of schools.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
That's what New York's newly-Republican-controlled senate warned, even as the reelected democrat took his victory lap.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 11, 2013
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan explains the governor-brokered deal to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails, increase medallions and make cabs more accessible to the disabled. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief of The Daily News, talks about the impact the taxi deal might have on future city-state negotiations.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the Daily News, explains the new deal on taxes announced yesterday.