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Clock Running Down on Cuomo's Agenda

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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In his State of the State address earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd push through an aggressive agenda on women's rights, government reform and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. But with the clock running out on this year's session that is ending Friday, none of that has gone through.

New York State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt says Republicans were angered by Cuomo's strong push earlier in the year for new gun control measures, leading them to "pretty much drawn a line in the sand -- no more votes on progressive-type issues" like anti-corruption and public campaign finance reform. "They've held a pretty firm line since then," says DeWitt, "and the governor hasn't been able to persuade them."

Click on the audio above to listen to DeWitt's conversation with WNYC's Soterios Johnson.

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Comments [1]

Dan Stuart from Pine City, NY

Selling the NYC Mayoral Race, it was the FBI that investigated and uncovered this crime, where were you and the NY State government?

Now, like Obama, you run commercials attempting to put yourself above the controversy. We have a unified court system, we have provisions in law for Grand Jury investigations, when does the investigation begin?

We need to abolish ethics commissions and committees staffed by political puppets and use Grand Juries of the people to judge their representatives and meter justice based on law and the NY Constitution instead of political affiliation.

Dan Stuart, Councilman Town of Caton

Jun. 19 2013 05:03 PM

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