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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pushing Back on Cuomo's "Wall Street" Budget

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Though both Cuomo and de Blasio are counting the most recent state budget as a victory, many on the left are unhappy with some of the provisions that were included--and left out. Karen Scharff, executive director of Citizen Action of New York and co-chair of the Working Families Party, and James Parrott, chief economist and deputy director of the Fiscal Policy Institute, discuss the budget.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Budget: Whither Ethics Reform?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discusses the ethics reform changes that were included in the New York State budget deal, and the ones that fell away during negotiations.

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WNYC News

Utilities Get Subpoenas Over Sandy Response In NY

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York's powerful Moreland Commission has issued subpoenas to utilities in its investigation of their response and recovery operations during Superstorm Sandy.

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Opinion: Cuomo's Fracking Plan Shows Jobs Matter More than Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proven himself to be good at politics. He's pushed Albany to function in ways it hadn't for years. His approval ratings in the state and his national recognition affirm that he's crafty at what he does.

Which means that his recent have-it-both-ways announcement on fracking ...

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The Empire

Cuomo Not Pumped about Keeping Campaign Finance Reform Vow

Thursday, April 26, 2012

While the governor has indicated his support and the Democratically controlled Assembly has put forward a bill, conversations with people in Senate Republican circles say there is little to no appetite to take up the issue of campaign finance.

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The Empire

Cuomo: State To Provide More Funds for Tropical Storm Costs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state will cover the local cost for recovery from Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.

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WNYC News

Pension Offices Swamped as Public Workers Lock in Benefits

Friday, March 30, 2012

Little time remains for state and city workers to sign up for a more generous retirement plan. Earlier this month, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved a new class of pensions which goes into effect April 1.

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WNYC News

Governor Anderw Cuomo's Gambling Push Opposed by Native American Tribes

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Native American gaming interests plan to mount a campaign opposing Governor Andrew Cuomo's call for a "more comprehensive approach" to gambling, saying it would undermine their revenues and violate existing agreements.

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WNYC News

Public Employee Unions Sue State Over Increased Healthcare Costs For Retirees

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Public employee unions for New York State workers are suing the Cuomo administration in federal court in Albany over the state's decision to raise health care contributions for current retirees. The bump-up would raise the employee share 2 percent for both individual and family plans.

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WNYC News

The Taxi Bill's Long, Winding Road

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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The path for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outer borough taxi plan was much like a cab ride: bumpy and expensive.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Signs Prescription Bills into Law

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is prohibiting the practice by some health insurers of requiring prescriptions to be purchased by mail, in what is a win for local drug stores.

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WNYC News

Attempt to Revise Bloomberg's Taxi Plan May Have Stalled

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to overhaul the way taxis are hailed could be headed for defeat. The city’s top lobbyist said the bill will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo without any changes and the governor has already signaled he’s unhappy with the bill as is.

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Cuomo Outlines Possible Tax Changes

Monday, December 05, 2011

Talks are taking place behind the scenes on changes to New York’s tax code that could result in the wealthy paying higher taxes. Governor Cuomo, who is asking for the changes, is also proposing a gambling expansion and other initiatives which he is asking the state legislature to consider later this week.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Schedule Shows Few Transportation Meetings

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met repeatedly in the first eight months of the year on marriage equality, the property tax cap and even farmer’s markets.  But his schedule from January 1- August 31, made available online Thursday, showed no meetings or phone calls with Port Authority chief Chris Ward or Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Jay Walder.

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WNYC News

Analysis | How the Port Authority Toll And Fare Hike Came to Be

Friday, August 19, 2011

WNYC

The hike in tolls and fares on Hudson River crossings was the result of a delicate tango between the tax-averse governors of New York and New Jersey and the cash-strapped Port Authority, which passed the increase on Friday.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Budget Proposes Teacher Layoffs

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WNYC

Although $2 billion more than expected was collected in taxes, Bloomberg administration officials said the mayor will propose shrinking the size of the teacher workforce by more then 6,000 in his budget released Thursday, cuts due largely to slashes in state education funding.

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WNYC News

MLK 2011: Sharpton Updates the Struggle, Bloomberg Gets Jeered

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WNYC

In his annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, the Rev. Al Sharpton and his parade of guests urged the crowd to fight the modern battle against inequality. And in at least once instance, that meant, for some, booing the person at the podium.

"We must deal with the issues of today," said Sharpton, who flew into the event after spending the morning in Washington DC. He equated the need to update the civil rights struggle today with the 1965 television sitcom F-Troop, which, according to Sharpton drew its humor from the fact that the post-Civil War soldiers "were fighting a war that had already been fought."

"The problem with many of us today is we want to fight the civil rights battle of 50 years ago," said Sharpton. "And not deal with the civil rights battle of today."

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Cuomo Talks Rebuilding Empire at State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In his first State of the State address on Wednesday afternoon, Govenor Andrew Cuomo laid out his plans for reorganizing New York state government, closing the $10 billion budget deficit, and acting on a host of progressive social issues.

He said streamlining government and taking on the deficit go hand in hand. "This is not just a budget exercise," Cuomo said. "This is a fundamental realignment for the state. You can't make up these savings over this period of time through a cutting or trimming exercise. We need to reorganize government agencies and redesign our approach, because the old way wasn't working anyway."

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Fiscal Challenges

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When Andrew Cuomo becomes governor Saturday, he faces a formidable challenge of closing the multibillion dollar budget gap. And already, he’s upped the ante by promising to freeze spending and taxes.

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Former President Clinton Stumps for Cuomo in Brooklyn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton brought a crowd of 1,200 Democratic party activists in Brooklyn to their feet with a wide-ranging speech boosting gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Cuomo and blasting Republicans.

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