Cuomo Budget


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 ...


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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NY Budget Would Force Some Gas Stations To Wire Up for Generators

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

About 1,450 gas stations in and around New York City will be required to be wired to run on back-up generator power under the state budget expected to be passed Thursday.  


It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cuomo gets a budget deal done early, while Christie live-tweets a Bruce Springsteen concert.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 09, 2012

Christie enjoys increasing tax revenue and gets to call someone an "idiot," while Cuomo flirts with the "Governor 1%" moniker.

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Transportation Nation

TN Moving Stories: Cuomo's Budget Hits Transit With $100 Million Cut, NYC To Begin Year-Round East River Ferry Service, and Right Now Is a Good Time To Be In th

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget cuts transit by $100 million. (WNYC)

Right now is a good time to be in the road salt business. (WBUR)

Rock salt in Chelsea, MA (David Boeri/WBUR)

Year-round ferry service will begin on the East River this June. "The service is an attempt by the Bloomberg administration and the City Council to create a robust and viable mass transit alternative for a growing waterfront population that has struggled with clogged subway lines and bus routes that have been truncated or eliminated altogether." (New York Times)

Toyota's sales jumped 17% last month. Pretty good -- but not as good as Ford. (CNBC)

A new report says that President Obama's goal of putting 1 million plug-in electric cars on the road within four years is unlikely, because automakers aren't planning to make enough cars due to uncertain consumer demand. (Washington Post)

...And this is illustrated by Jalopnik, which says that Chevy sold 312 Volts last month. And 28,172 Silverado pickups.

Chicago's Metra commuter line gets a new director. (Chicago Tribune)

Transportation Nation director Andrea Bernstein will be on today's Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC). Topic? "The Interstate of the Union."

San Francisco has cut school buses by 50 percent while increasing transit fares; one Bay Area politician wants to help students out by making the system free to students for the rest of the school year. (Bay Citizen)

And you shall know them by their bikes: Good says that the graphic Bikes of San Francisco "makes (a) compelling case for the bike as the marker of neighborhood identity, and does so with uncanny accuracy."

Top Transportation Nation stories we're following:  Real-time bus information finally one line in Brooklyn.  House Republicans want to dump the federal urban transit program "New Starts," which could imperil a number of projects -- including Houston's light rail expansion.  Red light cameras save lives--and engender controversy.  And: as reported above, Governor Cuomo's budget hits NY's mass transit with another $100 million cut.

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