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Cuomo, Lawmakers Agree to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have agreed on legislation to strengthen the way the state treats New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities, a system marred by decades of abuse and death.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Andrew Cuomo ensures New York will have beer for years, and Chris Christie reaches the 50 percent approval mark.

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Final Week of Session, Many Issues Unresolved

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers seem determined to end the Legislative Session on that June 21.  The limited agenda for the remaining four days includes a bill to reform care for the disabled and curb abuses, and whether to make teacher evaluations public.

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10 Days Left, Many Legislative Issues Remain Unresolved

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lawmakers plan on leaving for the summer on June 21, but they continue to be gridlocked on some issues, such as raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour, and offering tax breaks to small businesses as an incentive to create more jobs.

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WNYC News

Support for Cuomo’s Pot Legislation Remains Divided

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Democratically controlled state Assembly is expected to take up a version of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana this week. But the Senate Majority Leader has indicated he does not support decriminalization.

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This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, June 08, 2012

Cuomo loses a casino, and Christie helps Scott Walker win an election.

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Cuomo Denies Gambling Group Funds Were Linked to Casino Push

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A group closely tied to Governor Andrew Cuomo received a $2 million contribution from casino big wigs and gambling interests as he made his push to back of legalized gambling in New York, according to reports.

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WNYC News

The Evolution of Cuomo’s Push to Lower Pot Arrests

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Under current law in New York, possessing a small amount of marijuana is only a crime if it's in public view.  On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo put his political muscle behind a bill that would make that a violation, not a crime ― meaning you only get a ticket and pay a fine. Cuomo's sudden announcement took many by surprise, but it was a decision that had been unfolding for months.

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NY to Consider City-Wide Ideas for Center, Casino

Monday, June 04, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the world's top developers will soon compete to propose a convention center and casino in or close to New York City.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Cuomo approval reaches new heights, and Chris Christie takes in a Beyonce concert.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Both rock stars in their own right, both trying to right their states' ships, and both building serious momentum for a potential presidential run. Every Friday, we'll look at whose week will look better on a résumé come 2016.

Check out last week's results here.

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Cuomo Takes the Reigns of the NYRA

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new, temporary board set to run the New York Racing Association will enhance racing while working closely with New York's expansion of gambling.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 18, 2012

In a Guv-Mayor tag-team matchup, Cuomo and Bloomberg are at odds over food stamp fingerprinting, while Christie and Booker score a big viral video success.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Ends Controversial Policy of Fingerprinting Food Stamp Recipients

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that food stamp recipients will no longer be fingerprinted. It was a controversial policy that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has staunchly defended for years.

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Cuomo Mum on Ethics Probe of State's No. 2 Senator

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo remained mum Wednesday about a possible ethics probe of the state’s No. 2 ranking senator by a new watchdog group.

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Study: Matching Funds Up Donor Diversity in NYC

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Less wealthy, more racially diverse: That's the donor profile for elections in New York City, where a system of matching small campaign donations with public funds allows minorities and lower-income individuals greater influence than in state elections without a similar system, according to a new study.

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This Week in Politics: Presidential Visit, Polls and Pedro Espada

Friday, May 11, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch New Yorkers.

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On Week of Obama's Gay Marriage Switch, Who Fared Better—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 11, 2012

When President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, Cuomo applauded while Christie dug in.

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WNYC News

NY, NJ Leaders React to Obama’s Support of Gay Marriage

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

President Barack Obama’s public support for gay marriage on Wednesday has won him praise from local politicians and gay rights supporters.

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