Thursday, May 03, 2012
In a unanimous decision, New York State's highest court on Thursday upheld Senate Republicans’ plans for a 63-seat chamber, removing one of the last remaining hurdles to the redistricting deal struck by state legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo grabbed headlines during his State of the State address Wednesday when he proposed a massive convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. WNYC spoke with an expert on the economics of convention centers about the proposal.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Govenor Andrew Cuomo signed a law creating a new legal category of company in New York late Monday night: a Benefit Corporation. The companies that incorporate under the new law must prove they have social and environmental impact.
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Occupy Albany protesters gathered Friday in a park across from the State Capitol, where some expressed their dissatisfaction toward Governor Cuomo’s stance against renewing a tax on millionaires.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo named former Democratic Comptroller H. Carl McCall the new chairman of the State University of New York Board of trustees. McCall was Cuomo's rival for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the second largest state worker's union should reconsider its decision to reject a contract with concessions aimed at avoiding layoffs.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo has gotten a lot of accolades from gay marriage proponents for legalizing same sex unions in New York, but on Friday he gave credit to his predecessor, former governor David Paterson, who tried, but failed to do the same thing during his time in public office.
Monday, August 08, 2011
By Erica Getto
Aretha Franklin, fresh off of her Brooklyn debut this past week, will headline Rangel's 81st birthday fundraising gala at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel on Wednesday.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to announce his budget proposal next week, and he's getting some rhetorical backing from Albany's top Republican: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo's pledge to create a system of public funding for political campaigns in New York is getting support from a coalition of good government groups.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Attention policy wonks! Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in his State of the State address last week that New York is "No. 1 in spending but 34 in terms of results" when it comes to education. But according to a new analysis released Tuesday by an established education watchdog, New York is actually doing much, much better than that.
Friday, January 07, 2011
When Andrew Cuomo arrived in Albany, he threw open the doors to the governor's mansion and invited everyone in. Among the first to arrive was Martha Yourth, a retired state worker who dabbled in politics and lives just outside the capital.
"I loved the blue crystal chandelier in the dining room," Yourth said afterwards. "I'd love a chandelier like that. It's English crystal, I was told by the curator. But it was just a beautiful sea blue, and I've never seen that before. I would have liked to have taken a little sample of that with me. But as one of the staff pointed out 'how would we pay for it?'"
The question prompted by Yourth's trip to the governor's mansion — "How would we pay for it?" — is the big question mark looming over the head of the new governor.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Steven Rattner, President Obama's car czar, agreed to pay $10 million in fines along with a five-year ban from working with pension funds in New York State as part of a pay-to-play investigation launched by Attorney General and governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.
It's the final piece of a year long investigation Cuomo says has recovered $170 million for the state, and introduced tougher rules for who can invest the state's money.
In his settlement with Cuomo, Rattner did not admit to wrongdoing but did apologize "if during the course of this process there is anything I did that may have made reaching this agreement more difficult."
Reaching the settlement with Rattner hasn't been easy.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Andrew Cuomo could have gotten the attorney general candidate he wanted, if only he had endorsed her.
That's the lesson from the post-election roundtable hosted by the New School yesterday, where aides to the six attorney general campaigns discussed their campaigns.
Blake Zeff, who worked on the winning campaign of Eric Schneiderman said they had internal polling numbers showing what the impact of a Cuomo endorsement would be on the race. "I would say somewhat hyperbolically, the poll showed us specifically that if Kathleen Rice got the Cuomo endorsement that we were done," he said. "She had so many advantages to begin with, the money not being the least, that [endorsement] would be nearly fatal to us."
Friday, November 19, 2010
New York Attorney General and Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo has brought a civil suit against former "Car Czar" Steven Rattner, accusing him of fraud in an attempt to win hundreds of millions in investments from the New York State pension system. Cuomo says he's continuing an investigation into possible criminal activity by Rattner, who has just agreed to pay $6.2 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a separate civil lawsuit.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
By Jim O'Grady
ARC is dead. Long live ARC in a different guise.
Tuesday's announcement that the city is seriously exploring sending the No. 7 subway line to New Jersey rippled through press conferences and urban planning groups. At a press conference to announce a comic book to help job seekers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the crush of riders between New York and New Jersey continues to rise, and that reality demands more cross-Hudson transit capacity.
Monday, November 15, 2010
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
A Siena College poll finds that New Yorkers are hopeful that Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo can solve some of the problems that have been facing the state for years, including job losses and the state’s $9 billion dollar budget deficit.
Friday, October 22, 2010
From the NY Inspector General's report on the Aqueduct Entertainment Group's bidding process and what it says about Albany's dysfunction to Andrew Cuomo's tightly controlled campaign and its lack of speficity, eavesdrop on WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah as they catch up on the latest in politics.