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.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
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 ...
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.
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.
Friday, March 30, 2012
By Ilya Marritz
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.
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.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
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.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Monday, December 05, 2011
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
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.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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.
Friday, August 19, 2011
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.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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."
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."
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Albany, NY —
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.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Bob Hennelly
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.