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WNYC News

Pro and Anti-Astorino Sides Trade Shots on Affordable Housing

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WNYC
Critics say Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is keeping affordable housing out of white, wealthy areas, while he decries a federal takeover of local zoning.

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WNYC News

New York Releases First Obamacare Exchange Figures

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

For weeks, the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo had only released piecemeal figures on how many New Yorkers have been using the New York State of Health to apply for health coverage, but for the first time it's clear how many have actually enrolled with insurance plans–-the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.

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WNYC News

LI Hospital Closed Since Sandy May Open Urgent Care Center

Friday, October 11, 2013

New York state is giving one Long Island hospital millions of dollars to help partially open another that has been shut since Sandy, almost a year ago.

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Transportation Nation

To Stop Teens from Texting While Driving, NY Will Suspend Licenses

Monday, July 01, 2013

WNYC

New York is trying a new tactic to stop teens from texting and driving: suspend their licenses after a first offense. 

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Transportation Nation

Prendergast Confirmed As Chairman and CEO of NY MTA

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WNYC

The New York State Senate has confirmed Tom Prendergast as chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Prendergast, 60, told senators at his confirmation hearing "I can't think of a better job to be in."

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WNYC News

AG Schneiderman Still Looking for New Powers from Cuomo

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Not long ago, then-attorney general Andrew Cuomo pushed for greater prosecutorial power to confront political corruption. But as governor, Cuomo hasn’t been quick handing over greater authority to the current AG, Eric Schneiderman.

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WNYC News

Blaming the System, Flush Cuomo Makes Push for Campaign Finance Reform

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push for campaign finance reform is drawing questions about his own prolific fundraising and his connections to outside interests groups.

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WNYC News

NY Minimum Wage Bill Stalls in State Senate

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The New York State Assembly on Tuesday approved a measure to increase New York’s minimum wage, but the measure is facing resistance in the State Senate.

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WNYC News

NY Elected Officials Continue Push for Sandy Relief Aid

Friday, December 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo held a meeting on Friday to coordinate a broad-based push between elected officials, and business and labor leaders, to get Congress to move on more than $60 billion in Sandy relief aid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fracking: Hurry Up and Wait

Monday, December 03, 2012

Tom Wilber, journalist in Central New York and the author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, talks about the latest deadline extension to finalize regulations on New York State fracking, a decision process that is moving too fast according to anti-fracking activists.

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Claims He'll Avoid Senate Control Fight

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s staying out of the ongoing fight for control of the State Senate, maintaining that he’ll work with whoever ultimately wins the struggle.

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Meng, Robos in Queens Congressional Race

Monday, June 25, 2012

Late last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed a number of candidates running in the Democratic primaries for Congress--with one notable exception. Cuomo made no endorsement in the 6th Congressional District in Queens, where two state legislators and member of the local city council are heading to a showdown in the polls tomorrow.

On Monday, Cuomo announced that he was making an endorsement in the race, backing Assemblywoman Grace Meng's bid.

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The Empire

Cuomo Endorses Rangel, Jeffries, Velazquez in Dem Primaries

Friday, June 22, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.

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The Empire

Cuomo Touts NY's Rank in New US Chamber of Commerce Report

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is crowing over a US Chamber of Commerce report that put New York in the top ten states for growth, productivity and livability.

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The Empire

Cuomo's Approval Rating Now Second Only to Post-9/11 Pataki

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Governor Andrew Cuomo's sky-high approval rating has reached a new zenith: at 71 percent, Cuomo's now second only to former governor George Pataki's approval rating just after September 11, 2001.

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The Empire

NY Dems Pick New State Party Co-Chairs

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Manhattan Assemblyman Keith Wright have been asked by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as the co-chairs of the state Democratic Party.

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The Empire

Silver, Advocates Raise Concerns Over Cuomo's Disability Watchdog Legislation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

When Governor Cuomo introduced what he calls the Justice Center for Protection of People with Special Needs, he said it would establish the “strongest standards and practices in nation”. The new agency would employ a staff of special prosecutor and an inspector general to pursue allegations of abuse of the mentally and physically disabled in the care of the state. The bill would increase penalties for those convicted. It would also set up a 24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, and create a statewide database of workers convicted of abuse to prevent them from ever being hired again.

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The Empire

NY GOP Wants Credit for Albany Chip Boom

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Former and current state elected officials spent a good amount of time arguing over who should get credit for the nanotech facility visited by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The person who was basking in the glow of recognition--Governor Andrew Cuomo--went largely unmentioned for his narrative grab on the issue, in another example of how politically untouchable the governor has become.

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The Empire

What Cuomo Gains from Obama's Albany Visit

Monday, May 07, 2012

When Governor Andrew Cuomo takes the stage with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, both men will be looking for a boost, say political observers who see nothing but positives for New York's governor.

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The Empire

Without Cuomo Push, DREAM Act Stalls in the Senate

Friday, May 04, 2012

As we saw with campaign finance, the Republican-controlled state Senate may be the place where issues close to Democrats' hearts, like the DREAM fund, go to die.

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