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WNYC News

NY Assault Weapon Registration Begins

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gun owners in New York State can now begin registering their assault rifles as part of the requirements of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s wide-ranging gun legislation, which passed in January. 

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Transportation Nation

BREAKING: Prendergast to Be Chief of Nation's Largest Transit System

Friday, April 12, 2013

Governor Cuomo has hired in-house and tapped Tom Prendergast  to be the new chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Prendergast is already president of New York City Transit, the part of the MTA that runs subways and buses.

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WNYC News

Despite Early Expectations, NY Budget Includes Tax Increase Extensions

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The new state budget that lawmakers plan to enact this week contains a tax package that includes both tax breaks and tax increases. The spending plan comes just two months after Governor Cuomo said there would not be any new taxes in the budget.

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WNYC News

Regulators Concerned Banks May Be Reneging on Relief for Sandy Victims

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state Department of Financial Services will launch a review to determine whether large, well-known banks are reneging on a promise to provide homeowners affected by Sandy mortgage relief. The state's move comes after WNYC reported on Staten Island Sandy victims facing threats of foreclosure.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg to Offer Own Sandy Buy-Out Plan, with a Twist

Monday, March 04, 2013

Weeks after Gov. Cuomo proposed buying out homeowners in flood-prone areas, the Bloomberg administration is indicating that it will offer a similar program. But the mayor’s program could turn over acquired properties to someone else to be developed again.

Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

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Schoolbook

Judge Blocks State from Withholding School Aid

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A judge blocked the state from taking away $250 million in education aid from New York City after the mayor and the United Federation of Teachers failed to agree on a new teacher evaluation system by last month's deadline.

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WNYC News

Mayor Iffy on Cuomo Sandy Buyout Proposal

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Governor Cuomo's proposal to use federal Sandy aid to buy out Sandy-damaged homes will likely need Mayor Bloomberg's assent. So far, he hasn't given it.

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WNYC News

Poll: Cuomo's Approval Down, Following New Gun Law

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Governor Cuomo’s championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped significantly.

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The Takeaway

Gun Show a Test Case for New York's New Gun Control Laws

Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this month New York became the first state to pass comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of December's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. But that hasn't stopped gun owners from pursuing their passion at a gun show in Albany. And in South Carolina, Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has said that he plans to not enforce gun laws he believes to be unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

For Cuomo, a Budget Test

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual budget presentation is slated for Tuesday. It comes as the State’s Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, finds revenues are not co ming to New York in quite the amount anticipated. In the 2 p.m. presentation, the governor is expected to explain how he’s going to pay for programs announced earlier this month in his State of the State message, including an expanded school day and school year.

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WNYC News

Analysis: In New York, an Easy Victory on Guns

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WNYC

Just a week into the 2013 legislative session, New York has a major piece of legislation under its belt. It’s another major win for Governor Andrew Cuomo, giving him the the ability to compare himself favorably to previous governors, and to Washington, where President Barack Obama introduced his own gun control package. And yet, the comparison isn't quite right.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Dampens Expectations on Gun Control Agreement

Thursday, January 10, 2013

One day after legislative leaders said they believed a deal was achievable and could come this week, Governor Cuomo now says there is no timeline, for when or if a deal on anti gun measures will be reached.

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WNYC News

NYS Commission Recommends Balloons, Buses, and More to Fight the Next Sandy

Monday, January 07, 2013

A state commission appointed by Governor Cuomo is recommending a wide variety of infrastructure improvements, from giant balloons that would inflate inside subway tunnels to more sensitive development along coastal areas, in response to Sandy.

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WNYC News

Cuomo To Include Disaster Preparedness Plans in State of the State Address

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Governor Cuomo says he intends to propose several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission in his State of the State message, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future.

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WNYC News

NY State Health Department Report Says Fracking Could Be Done Safely

Thursday, January 03, 2013

A document from Governor Cuomo’s Administration assessing the health impacts of hydro fracking, written in early 2012, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Offers Conditional Support for Senate Coalition

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Governor Cuomo, who has maintained that he has stayed out of the Senate leadership fight, is now endorsing a newly formed coalition of Senate Republicans and five Democrats, but with some conditions.

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Transportation Nation

New Tappan Zee Bridge Design Released

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Rendering of  Design Proposal 1 for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, NY, estimated to cost $3.142 billion. (New York State Thruway Authority)

A selection committee has recommended a futuristic design for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, with suspension supports leaning outwards, giving the bridge the look of a stripped-down building by Santiago Calatrava.

Calatrava has designed the World Trade Center transit hub, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Athens Olympic stadium.

The New York State Thruway Authority -- the agency in charge of the project -- will consider the design, along with two others, for a new Tappan Zee Bridge. The three designs were released at Governor Cuomo's cabinet meeting Wednesday.

The designs range from $3.142 billion to $4.059 billion when all estimated costs are totaled. All three proposals are being called "transit ready," though images of the bridge being recommended don't show buses or transit on the roadway.

Details of how the proposals will be financed still haven't been released. Governor Cuomo said both the bridge's full cost and the amount of federal financing (still unknown) would have to be tallied before a bridge financing plan could be released.

The three designs will be considered December 17th by the Thruway Authority board.

The state had said the bridge would cost $5.2 billion, but had been hoping the cost would be adjusted downward -- in part to lower future tolls  on drivers.

For more on why the bridge matters nationally, and the planning process to date, see our previous coverage.

More soon on the design details.

Design Proposal 1, seen in daytime, for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. (New York Thruway Authority)

 

Design Proposal 2 for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Estimated cost, $3.99 billion. (New York State Thruway Authority)

 

Design Proposal 3 for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, estimated cost $3.99 billion. (New York State Thruway Authority)

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: Subway Trains Could Roll in 4-5 Tunnel Soon

Friday, November 02, 2012

Previous Work on the 4-5 Line at Borough Hall, Brooklyn (MTA Photo)

Governor Cuomo says the 4-5 train could be running under the East River soon. At a news briefing on Friday morning, Cuomo said: "We spoke with Kevin Burke in Con-Ed this morning, he's been making good progress especially in downtown Manhattan, he believes the power is going to be back on in what's called the Joralemon tunnel, which will facilitate the MTA bringing power back into the subway system in that area."

On Thursday,  MTA Chief Joe Lhota said once power was on, subways could run on the F and 4/5 lines within two hours.

On Friday, Cuomo said he expects an announcement this afternoon.

"If Con-Ed is correct and they re-power downtown Manhattan, and if the Joralemon tunnel is correct you'll see more trains coming on line and we'll have that announcement later today as we see exactly the effect of the re-powering," Cuomo said.

An hour later, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he'd hoped mass transit would be close to normal "soon."

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WNYC News

News Analysis: For Cuomo and Christie, Sandy Offers Peril and Possibilities

Monday, October 29, 2012

WNYC

National disasters are fraught with peril for any leader. As Hurricane Sandy slams the eastern seaboard just a week before a national election, no one wants to make the wrong move.  Least of all the Governors of New York and New Jersey, both of whom are eying a possible 2016 run for the presidency.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bipartisan Cuomo

Friday, September 28, 2012

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, blogger, talks about Gov. Cuomo's support for the Republican state senators who backed gay marriage.

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