NY State of the State

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.

Read Governor Cuomo's Briefing "Book" for the 2013 State of State


Anna Sale

Comments [16]

j from NYC

I apologize. The segment I was referring to was on the Takeaway, just before Brian's show.

Jan. 11 2013 09:37 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Will someone please inform the governor that because of the invention of microphones there is no longer any need to shout?

Jan. 10 2013 12:34 PM
j from NYC

RE: the two Univ. of Texas students who were on this morning discussing the Ohio rape case and the culture of sexual assault in US universities. Where is that topic? More specifically, where can I find the statistic quoted that the rate of successful prosecution for rape is higher in India than in the US?

Jan. 10 2013 11:08 AM
Pablo from Bronx

the Bronx Mention is on Page 183 actually.

Jan. 10 2013 11:08 AM
Pablo from Bronx

Incompetent and insulting:

Page 169 states:
• Cities like Buffalo and Newburgh, and

neighborhoods such as Brownsville in the

Bronx, report higher rates of shooting"

Repeat what it says:
“neighborhoods such as Brownsville in the Bronx...”

Jan. 10 2013 10:50 AM
gary from queens

So, So, So, Anna Sale

Every answer you gave began with "So".

Jan. 10 2013 10:27 AM
gary from queens

Does anyone wish to pay my homeowner's insurance premium for my Florida Condo?

No? Then why did Congress make you pay for the destroyed homes from Hurricain Sandy yesterday?

At least I have an excuse. All the major insurers have left the FL market. My policy was terminated last Sept. Now policies start at $800 a year.

But there's more, because the money that Congress is making you pay isnt even going to the homeowning victims.

Sandy Republicans Pig Out
By Doug Bandow on 1.7.13 @ 6:08AM
Political extortion as humanitarian assistance should have no place in our politics.

Jan. 10 2013 10:23 AM
Jim from Brooklyn

Correction: the quote on WNYC's web site says "Out of more than 685,000 stops in 2011, about 770 guns were recovered. That means about one tenth of one percent of all stops result in the seizure of a gun."

The story goes on to say that most of these were outside "hotspot" neighborhoods:

"But those guns are not showing up in the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.

Using data from the New York City police department, WNYC mapped all street stops by police that resulted in the recovery of a gun last year. The digital map shows an interesting pattern. We located all the "hot spots" where stop and frisks are concentrated in the city, and found that most guns were recovered on people outside those hot spots—meaning police aren't finding guns where they're looking the hardest."

Jan. 10 2013 10:22 AM

casinos are a pillar of his economic strategy??? is he serious. yes - he's right -there are already casinos upstate... but why more???? obviously the existing ones aren't causing prosperity!!! Are Atlantic City and Las Vegas prospering??? Aside from the glitz... there is a lot of rottenness. Monaco is a unique place... upstate won't become one. Stop the folly of promoting casinos as economic development.

Jan. 10 2013 10:21 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Oscar

The mayor of Springfield in the Simpsons is funnier and more honest. And smarter too!

Jan. 10 2013 10:17 AM
Josh Karan from Washington Heights

The Governor's tough love education agenda is anything but progressive.

It consists of punish the teacher's union and the students with reneging on the Campaign For Fiscal Equity settlement brokered by his predecessor, Elliott Spitzer that was supposed to bring New York CIty schools an additional $ 4 billion in school aid to fulfill the States constitutional responsibility. This on top of his flawed Teacher Evaluation system, which is not adopted will result in the Governor cutting the NYC education budget by another quarter billion dollars. Talk about holding students hostage!

Unfortunately, his positions are now the consensus, shared by Democrats and Republicans.
You may call it reform; I call it deform.

It is certainly not progressive.

Jan. 10 2013 10:16 AM
Lenore from Manhattan

Can someone from Cuomo's staff PLEASE tell him to stop screaming??

I have always hated his voice, but these excerpts that you are running just make me nuts. The thought of listening to that through an entire campaign is truly terrifying.

Jan. 10 2013 10:15 AM
Jim from Brooklyn

In this morning’s local newsbreak during the BBC news show (~9:30 AM), in a story on about a proposed crackdown on illegal firearms, WNYC played a soundbite of NY State senator and GOP conference leader Dean Skelos saying that Stop and Frisk takes “thousands and thousands” of illegal handguns off the streets.

The press release on his Web site says"Last year 3,443 illegal guns were seized in New York City alone. Over 10,500 guns were recovered in the past three years."

However, here’s a story from WNYC’s website in July that says: “Out of more than 685,000 stops in 2011, about 770 guns were recovered, most of them from outside Stop and Frisk “hotspot” neighborhoods. That means about one tenth of one percent of all stops result in the seizure of a gun.”

Something doesn't add up here. I'm not sure Mr. Skelos’s soundbite should be broadcast without more context.

Jan. 10 2013 10:13 AM
oscar from ny

Governor Cuomo sounds like the politician in the Simpsons..

Jan. 10 2013 10:13 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Speaking of gender equality, how about the rights of fathers? Do they have any? When are fathers going to get rights? Do they have the right to object to an abortion of their flesh and blood? Do they have the right to equal custody and domiciling of their children in the highly probable event of divorce? Men are pussies. They are eunuchs. They will not fight for their rights as fathers, and so have none,except to kiss their children goodbye when they are either aborted or taken away to be raised by some other guy.

Jan. 10 2013 10:12 AM
Bonn from East Village

Be careful with grammar. It's fewer guns, not less. Fewer is a count noun; less is for noncount nouns. Fewer guns, less ammunition. It's a common mistake. I hear it all the time in TV commercials. Wish Americans learned more grammar in school. That would be a good topic for discussion.
Love your show.

Jan. 10 2013 10:06 AM

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