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Will Cuomo Go Three for Three on Legislative Priorities?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

With the Tuesday announcement of a bipartisan compromise on property tax cap legislation, Governor Andrew Cuomo looks to be on the way to securing two out of three of his big-ticket priorities for the legislative session.

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Dramatic Week for Same-Sex Marriage Ends in Stalemate Over Bill

Friday, June 17, 2011

A vote in the state Senate on gay marriage is not expected until next week, as Republicans, who hold the majority in that house, wrangle with concerns over greater protections for religious organizations.

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Legislators Say 2011 Gay Marriage Campaign Has Been A Very Different Ride From 2009

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For state Senator Tom Duane of Manhattan, who steered efforts in 2009 to get same-sex marriage passed in New York only to see the measure doomed, it’s almost too good to be true how close New York State is to getting gay marriage legalized this week. 

“I have post-traumatic trust disorder,” said Duane with a smile.

But Duane said the same-sex marriage campaign in 2011 has been different from the 2009 efforts for several reasons. He’s out of the spotlight this time around, and in his place is a governor whom Democratic senators and gay rights activists say has the clout and likability to get the votes to pass the bill. Duane said Andrew Cuomo has been able to connect with individual senators in a way that his predecessor, David Paterson, never could.

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Christie: Cuomo's Pension Plan Looks Like Mine

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is playing up the similarities between his plans for pension reform and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's.

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Cuomo's Last Minute Pension Proposal - Will He Get His Way?

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Governor Cuomo's proposal to reign in dramatically rising pension costs by creating a new "tier" for new public union hires is coming late in the legislative game. With only six session days left and a lot of outstanding legislative priorities (rent regulation laws, property tax cap, same-sex marriage) both Democratic and Republican legislators said it would be difficult to get the bill enacted before June 20.

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Suffolk County Exec Rips Cuomo for Suspending Secure Communities

Thursday, June 02, 2011

A day after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he was suspending New York State's participation in a controversial federal immigration program Secure Communities, Suffolk County Police's spokesperson said the program would remain in effect there.

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Look | Makeshift Tent City Sprouts in Chelsea

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The group Real Rent Reform set up a make-shift tent city they dubbed "Cuomoville" outside a Chelsea church on Tuesday to pressure the governor and state to pass stronger rent regulation laws before the current laws expire on June 15.

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Timeline: Gay Marriage in New York

Friday, May 20, 2011

With a historic vote on the evening of June 24, the New York State Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill -- effectively legalizing gay marriage, with previous approval in the Assembly and Governor Cuomo intending to sign the bill. 

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Bloomberg Lobbies GOP Senators on Marriage Equality

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is the latest elected official to lobby Republicans in the New York State Senate to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. Bloomberg said he told GOP senators who have been leaning against voting for same-sex marriage that, in the end, they will be on the wrong side of history if they do not change their minds and vote yes this session.

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Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate Teachers With Test Scores

Monday, May 16, 2011

The New York State Board of Regents approved a new teacher evaluation system on Monday that relies heavily on student test scores to determine which teachers are most and least effective.

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Regents to Vote on New Teacher Evaluations

Monday, May 16, 2011

Under a proposal to be taken up Monday by the Board of Regents, teachers across New York State will be evaluated based partly on how their students perform on state exams.

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On the Road, Cuomo Pushes Legislative Agenda

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo is wrapping up the first week of his statewide tour to tout his legislative agenda and taunt the legislature.  With stops in Syracuse and Buffalo so far, Cuomo has been talking up his agenda for a property tax cap, ethics reform and gay marriage while dressing down the legislature and the Capitol’s political culture.

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Duffy Stands In for Cuomo at Gay Marriage Rally

Monday, May 09, 2011

New York's Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy told a major gay marriage rally at the State Capitol that his boss, Governor Andrew Cuomo, remains committed to the issue.

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Albany Snapshot on Gay Marriage

Monday, May 09, 2011

At this point, we just don't know what Skelos might gain or lose from allowing a vote. Does he want to clear it out this year because it's not an election year? Take LGBT money that's pouring into Democrats' coffers off the table? Maybe some protection for Republicans who vote 'yes' in a difficult election year in 2012? Maybe he trades with Governor Cuomo for backing off the redistricting reform issue? It's very unclear.

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Religious Leaders Voice Support for Same Sex Marriage in NY

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Advocates for same-sex marriage in New York got a boost from more than 700 members of the clergy, as Governor Cuomo says he’s optimistic that a marriage equality bill can become law this year.

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Cuomo Announces Funding Competition for SUNY Schools

Monday, May 02, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced grants for the four State University Centers in New York. The schools will compete for a total of $140 million dollars for what Cuomo says will be “seed money” for plans to expand the centers and create jobs.

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Poll: Corwin Leads Hochul in NY-26 Special Election

Friday, April 29, 2011

A new Siena poll released this morning shows Republican Jane Corwin leading Democrat Kathy Hochul and the Tea Party's Jack Davis in a special election for New York's 26th congressional district.

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Cuomo and Unions Wrangle After Contract Deadline

Friday, April 22, 2011

Governor Cuomo may have achieved an on-time budget for only the third time in 25 years, but there is one April 1 deadline that he missed.

 

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Why No Financial Crisis Arrests?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cuomo was really one of earliest to start looking at mortgage securities. He subpoenaed all of the banks and rating agencies back in the summer of 2007, before people really realized we were having crisis. There was all this information about how they were packing loans into mortgage bonds, but that's something he never brought a case in. He had all that information showing just how much banks knew about how crummy those loans were.

Louise Story, New York Times Wall Street and Financial reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Cuomo Settles First Union Contract With Prison Guards

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo has settled his first union contract with the prison guards union, which includes benefit and pay concessions.

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