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.
Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News, talks about reports that former state Controller Alan Hevesi will plead guilty to a felony corruption charge over his office's handling of the state pension fund.
The deadline for New York State’s budget is April 1st. Daily News Albany bureau chief Ken Lovett looks at the likelihood of an on-time budget and the differences between the Senate, Assembly, and Governor’s versions.
Gaming plays into the biggest budget and political stories on both sides of the Hudson. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the Daily News and WNYC's Bob Hennelly discuss the controversy over the bidding process for the Aqueduct racino to the financial hit New Jersey is taking as revenues drop ...
Less than twelve hours after the New York State Assembly passed the marriage equality bill for the third time since 2007, the Senate killed it. Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the Daily News, reflects on the vote and budget negotiations in Albany.
The special legislative session in Albany continues today. Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, and Michael Lavers, mid-atlantic editor for EDGE Publications, an online LGBT newspaper, talks about the expected vote on marriage equality in Albany this week. Then Ken Lovett stays on to ...
Ken Lovett, Daily News Albany bureau chief, talks about the bidding process to run a casino at Aqueduct Race Track in Jamaica, Queens and, Lisa Fogarty, Queens Chronicle assistant editor, talks about the neighborhood's reaction to the casino.
It ended as it started, with a Bronx Senator changing sides. NY State Senate 31 day power struggle ended after Bronx Democratic Senator Pedro Espada Junior rejoined his party. This gives the Democrats a 32-to-30 majority again. The move allowed all 62 senators to meet ...
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