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Opinion: State Should Support NYC Tax Plan to Fund Pre-K

Friday, January 24, 2014

The time has come, an early childhood expert says, to fulfill an old promise. Let New York City move ahead on its plan to raise taxes and find a way for Albany to fund universal pre-kindergarten for all young New Yorkers who need it. 

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WNYC News

Aid for Brooklyn Hospitals May Come from Washington: Will it Be Enough?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

With two Brooklyn hospitals teetering on the brink of insolvency, Gov. Cuomo used his budget address this week to reiterate a plea for $10 billion in federal aid. But will it be enough to fix New York's hospital infrastructure?

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Budget Introduces Rival Pre-K Plan

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The governor proposes something for everyone in an election year budget ... though not what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asking for.

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Schoolbook

Gov. Proposes One Way to Fund Pre-K, Mayor Sticks to Another

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The governor outlined his plan to expand pre-k programs in every New York school district that seeks state funding. And he did it without raising taxes, a direct challenge to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said he would keep lobbying Albany to fund a citywide pre-k expansion with a tax hike.

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Transportation Nation

At Port Authority, Christie Appointees Took Control

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On the evening of September 14, the day after he ordered the re-opening of traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge, the executive director of the Port Authority, Pat Foye, was in conversation with Governor Cuomo’s top aides.  “Anything else on Wildstein and Baroni,”? Foye urgently emailed his director of ...

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Transportation Nation

At Port Authority, Christie Appointees Took Control

Sunday, January 12, 2014

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On the evening of September 14, the day after he ordered the re-opening of traffic lanes to the George Washington Bridge, the executive director of the Port Authority, Pat Foye, was in conversation with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aides.  “Anything else on Wildstein and Baroni,” Foye urgently emailed his director of bridges and tunnels. “2nd floor request.  Need to know ASAP.”

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Gives Support For Pre-K, But No Dollar Figure

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The governor offered a list of education-related initiatives in his State of the State speech, including possible high-tech upgrades to school buildings. But about the proposal of his friend, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to fund universal pre-K with a city tax, he was mum. 

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WNYC News

With Caveats, Cuomo Veers to the Center

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

He's still pushing universal pre-k, gun control and medical marijuana, but in the first big speech of his re-election year, New York's governor seemed to go back to his centrist roots, focusing on lower taxes and balanced budgets.

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WNYC News

Can NYS Afford $2 Billion in Tax Cuts?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to cut more than $2 billion in taxes for New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

Watch Live: Gov. Cuomo's State of State Speech

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Taxes, pot, and airports should all feature prominently in the governor's address. Watch it live here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Universal Pre-K; International Risks; Defending DOMA; Children's Lit

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin and NY1's Grace Rauh discuss the showdown between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over universal Pre-K. Ian Bremmer, president of political risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, predicts the biggest international risks ahead in 2014. Roberta Kaplan explains her role in the Supreme Court DOMA decision. Plus: author Kate DiCamillo talks about her new post as ambassador for young people's literature.

Schoolbook

Mayor Contends a City Tax for Pre-K Offers Stability

Monday, January 06, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio promoted his plan Monday to tax wealthy New York City residents as the most stable way to finance pre-kindergarten and after-school programs when compared with possible state funding.

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WNYC News

Medical Marijuana Boosters Not Cheering NY Law

Monday, January 06, 2014

Medical marijuana advocates are skeptical of the changes that would make the drug available in New York.

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WNYC News

Comptroller Says State Probably Can Afford Tax Cuts, But Just Barely

Friday, December 20, 2013

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether the state can afford $2 billion in new tax cuts that Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to propose.

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WNYC News

Bankrupt Fracking Company Sues Cuomo Administration Over Delays

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long-delayed decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York. The company's attorney said the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner earlier this week.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Says Fracking Decision May Take Even Longer

Monday, December 16, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydro fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Sandy Charity Benefits Private Equity Investors

Friday, December 13, 2013

While Sandy victims in New York wait anxiously for government assistance to rebuild their homes, a charity organized by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to aid homeowners has steered millions of dollars to two troubled, state-sponsored housing developments in Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

Silver Non-Committal on Tax Commission Plan

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, said he's encouraged by one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission proposals — to enact a circuit-breaker mechanism limiting the amount of property taxes paid by lower income New Yorkers. But he said he doesn't want to sacrifice money for schools in order to pay for tax cuts.

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Transportation Nation

In GWB Hearing, "Aberrant" and "Illegal" Lane Ploy by Christie Men Draws Fire

Monday, December 09, 2013

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For as long as anyone can remember the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has worked like this: Two governors divide up the board and staff appointments, and the contracts that flow from that. No one blows the whistle on anyone else, because that might jeopardize one's own spoils. Not anymore.

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Transportation Nation

Fed RR Administration: Metro-North Must Comply With Emergency Order; Cuomo Responds

Friday, December 06, 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration of the Department of Transportation announced an emergency order Friday requiring Metro-North to control passenger train speeds.

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