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Cuomo, Lawmakers Adopt Limited Public Campaign Finance for State Comptroller's Race

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a very limited form of campaign finance reform in the state budget, which would only apply to the State Comptroller’s race.

 

Advocates spent a million dollars on television ads and countless hours lobbying and holding demonstrations in favor of adopting a ...

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

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Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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WNYC News

Cuomo: No Fed Rescue $ for LICH

Friday, February 14, 2014

Governor Cuomo says several struggling Brooklyn hospitals will be receiving an infusion of federal healthcare funding – but Long Island College Hospital, or LICH, will not be one of them.

Cuomo on Friday outlined some of the ways the state will spend $8 billion dollars it's been lobbying for over ...

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WNYC News

NY to Receive $8 Billion in Federal Healthcare Funds

Thursday, February 13, 2014

After a year and a half of lobbying and public pleading, New York is set to receive $8 billion in federal healthcare funding over the next five years to bolster struggling hospitals and help improve medical services across the state.

The specifics of the agreement between Albany and Washington are ...

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo Dodges Bridgegate Questions

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in his most extensive back and forth to date with reporters about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that has engulfed his counterpart in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie.

Cuomo and Christie jointly run the entity that oversees the bridge, the Port Authority, but Cuomo has ...

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Schoolbook

Regents Reverse Course, Pull Teacher Protections from Common Core Changes

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York.

The Regents were set to vote to delay the effects of Common Core on high school seniors ...

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Transportation Nation

In Election Year, Cuomo Offers Lower Verrazano Tolls

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If the MTA approves Governor Cuomo's proposal, some Staten Island residents and businesses would pay less to cross the bridge.

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WNYC News

Questions Surround NY's Fracking Health Study

Monday, February 03, 2014

The state’s health commissioner is scheduled to testify before the legislative fiscal committee Monday morning.

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WNYC News

DiNapoli: State Spent Record Amount on OT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Cuomo Administration racked up a record $611 million dollars in overtime payments over the past year. That’s according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. He said the 16 percent increase in overtime payments between 2012 and 2013 comes mostly from employees in institutional settings, like prisons and psychiatric centers. ...

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WNYC News

Ethics Panel Rejects Donor Privacy Requests from Abortion Groups

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A state ethics board has denied requests from groups on both sides of the abortion debate to keep private their donor lists.

The groups, including the pro-choice Family Planning Advocates and the Christian conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, had argued that making public their donor lists could pose a ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Cuomo's Budget

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Larry Schwartz, secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), goes through the details of Governor Cuomo's budget proposal, including statewide pre-K and campaign finance reform.

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Schoolbook

Cuomo's Education Vision, In Dollars

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted education priorities for the next fiscal year, including universal pre-kindergarten, merit pay for teachers and amending the "flawed" implementation of the Common Core learning standards.

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WNYC News

To Bond or Not To Bond? Cuomo's Budget Asks the Question

Monday, January 20, 2014

Budget analysts are asking why Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to pay to overhaul New York’s classrooms by issuing $2 billion in debt while also cutting taxes by the same amount.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Top Donors Have Deep Pockets

Friday, January 17, 2014

A government watchdog organization says 80 percent of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $33.3 million campaign war chest comes from donors who have each given a total of $10,000 or more.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo Wants to Give NYC's Airports the Tappan Zee Bridge Treatment

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Gov. Cuomo jumps on the Port Authority's moment in the spotlight to exert his own authority.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Medical Marijuana in New York State

Thursday, January 09, 2014

In his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will begin a medical marijuana program on a limited basis. Jim Rendon, freelance writer and author of the book Super-Charged: How Hippies, Outlaws, and Scientists Reinvented Marijuana, looks at the plan.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: I'm Taking Over Construction Responsibility for JFK and LaGuardia Airports

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

On Tuesday, New York's governor called New York City's main airports "inexcusable." On Wednesday, he announced he would take over their redevelopment.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: New York's Airports are "Inexcusable"

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

New York's governor used a press conference with the vice president to trash the city's airports.

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WNYC News

Tax Relief for Businesses and Homeowners in Cuomo's Sights

Monday, January 06, 2014

The governor is seeking to cut or freeze taxes for many New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

24,000 Acres Along Hudson Declared Wilderness Zone

Friday, December 13, 2013

A state panel voted Friday to create the Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area, a vast,  new 24,000 acre stretch along the upper Hudson River.  

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