Elaine Rivera

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David Paterson: First Black Lieutenant Governor Will Redefine Position

Thursday, December 28, 2006

David Paterson has made history. He's the first African American to hold the post of Lieutenant Governor. He's also legally blind. But with the election finished and inauguration day right around the corner, Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer says Paterson will continue to make headlines by redefining ...


Spitzer Adds More People to Administration

Friday, December 22, 2006

With less than two weeks to go before his inauguration, Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer continues to shape his administration with people he says will reform the state government. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

Yesterday Spitzer announced six more top recommendations including Brian Fisher, a current Governor Pataki appointee. ...


Atlantic Yards Development Project Unanimously Approved

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Following months of contentious negotiations, the New York's Public Authorities Control Board has approved Brooklyn's controversial Atlantic Yards development project. But opponents say they will continue to fight its construction. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Board representatives for Gov. George Pataki, Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Assembly ...


Opponents Disappointed With Atlantic Yards Decision

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Opponents of Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards projects were hoping Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would quash the mega-development project. But this time, Silver went with the developers. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Neighborhood coalitions against the Atlantic Yards project had placed their faith in the powerful Assembly speaker. Silver ...


Atlantic Yards Vote Expected Soon

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The vote on the approval of Brooklyn's controversial Atlantic Yards development project is coming down to the wire. Dozens of neighborhood coalitions are making a last-minute push to delay the deal. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

Tomorrow the state's Public Authorities Control Board is scheduled to ...


New York Democrats Pick New Leaders

Friday, December 15, 2006

New York Democrats have picked two new co-chairs to run their state Democratic Committee. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: Members of the New York state Democratic Committee were jubilant at a special meeting in midtown yesterday. They gathered to elect June O'Neill, the Democratic chair in ...


Atlantic Yards Environmental Review Vote Today

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Atlantic Yards project is set to clear another huge hurdle today when the state's top economic development agency votes on the development's environmental review. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

The vote by the Empire State Development Corporation board, if approved, will be one more step in ...


John Jay College Students Discuss Police Shooting

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The debate over the police shooting of Sean Bell continues throughout the city. But what does the shooting and the reaction to it mean to those studying and training for careers in law enforcement? We spoke to 4 students at the John Jay College for ...


Spitzer Outlines Major Reforms

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer has thrown down the gauntlet to Albany, with the introduction of sweeping ethics reforms, many of them imposed on himself and his lieutenant governor. WNYC’s Elaine Rivera reports:

Spitzer says he wants to restore transparency to state government and allow for greater accountability. ...


Legislators Get Names on Pork

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Every year, state legislators work to bring home the bacon to their districts. But in the past, they did not attach their names to the funded initiatives known as member items. All that has changed this year. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

For the first time ever, ...


Reaching Out of Poverty: New York's Young and Unemployed

Friday, November 24, 2006

In the coming weeks the Bloomberg Administration will announce details of its effort to reduce poverty. One group city officials plan to target is young adults who are struggling to get by. Many of them are unemployed and don't go to school. Marie Remy fits ...


Cuomo Announces Transition Team

Monday, November 20, 2006

Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo has selected 70 legal and academic experts for his transition team. He says he wants them to help him find top-flight candidates when he takes over in January.

Following Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer's lead, Cuomo announced a bipartisan, diverse transition team who will ...


Spitzer Gathers Diverse Group of Advisors

Friday, November 17, 2006

Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer has established 13 advisory groups to help him with policy decisions. Spitzer says his selections come from diverse perspectives and regions. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

They will discuss everything from agriculture to human resources, but Spitzer say his newly selected advisors will have ...


How Will Eliot Spitzer Move Forward and Who Will Help Him

Friday, November 10, 2006

Now that his landslide victory is behind him, Eliot Spitzer must make good on his promise to radically reform government. Joining us now is WNYC’s Elaine Rivera to discuss how Spitzer is going to do it and who's going to help him.


Spitzer Becomes Governor-Elect

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

There were no surprises as the Democrats swept the top state wide seats in last night's elections. But it was clear that Eliot Spitzer, Governor-Elect, was the man of the hour. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Spitzer was the biggest star in a sweep that will begin ...


Republican, Democrat or... Rent Is Too (Damn) High

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Virtually all New Yorkers entering the voting booth November seventh will recognize the Republican and Democratic parties. Some may even know about the Green and Working Families parties. But in this year's election there are a total of 19 independent lines appearing on ballots across ...


Both Candidates for Gov Campaigning Hard

Friday, October 06, 2006

Both major party candidates running for New York governor campaigned at very different types of events yesterday. Democrat Eliot Spitzer reiterated his goal to legalize same-sex marriage if elected governor, while his Republican opponent John Faso tried to energize a flagging campaign.

Front-runner Spitzer received a ...


Pirro Says She's Done Nothing Wrong

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has disclosed she is under federal investigation for allegedly attempting to wiretap her husband because of a suspected affair. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports on the latest blow to Pirro's rocky campaign to be New York's next attorney general. REPORTER: ...


Why Debate?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Along with health care, taxes, and the economy, whether or not to debate has become part of the regular campaign rhetoric. Front-runner nominees try to shun them; underdog candidates clammer to have them. How important are debates? REPORTER: To debate or not to debate, that ...


Final Atlantic Yards Forum

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The final public forum on the controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn was sparsely attended compared to last month's hearing, but it was just as divisive as both sides clashed. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

It was a far cry from the nearly 1,000 people who stood ...