Karen Dewitt http://wamc.org en Poll Finds Cuomo Far Ahead In Governor's Race http://wamc.org/post/poll-finds-cuomo-far-ahead-governors-race <p>A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day &nbsp;shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:34:17 +0000 Karen Dewitt 95333 at http://wamc.org Poll Finds Cuomo Far Ahead In Governor's Race LG Candidate Hochul Explains Past Anti-Immigration Views http://wamc.org/post/lg-candidate-hochul-explains-past-anti-immigration-views <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul is explaining why she now feels differently about undocumented immigrants. Hochul, the former Erie County Clerk once wanted to turn suspected immigrants in the country illegally over to federal authorities. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:19:33 +0000 Karen Dewitt 95160 at http://wamc.org LG Candidate Hochul Explains Past Anti-Immigration Views Cuomo Far Outraises GOP Opponent http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-far-outraises-gop-opponent <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.</p><p></p><p>Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of &nbsp;$35,037,071.40.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94933 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Far Outraises GOP Opponent Groups Urge No Vote On Tappan Zee Bridge Loan http://wamc.org/post/groups-urge-no-vote-tappan-zee-bridge-loan <p>Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects. &nbsp;</p><p>Governor Cuomo’s administration wants to use money from a revolving loan fund, designed to help local governments keep their sewer and water treatment systems up to date and their drinking water clean, to instead help pay for the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:26:33 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94822 at http://wamc.org Groups Urge No Vote On Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board http://wamc.org/post/advocates-tipped-workers-seek-pay-increase-cuomo-wage-board-0 <p>Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to create a committee to consider raising the minimum rate for the workers, and the groups say they have evidence that an increase is needed. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94657 at http://wamc.org Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research http://wamc.org/post/health-care-professionals-opposed-fracking-urge-cuomo-adm-look-more-research <p>A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydro fracking. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94563 at http://wamc.org Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile http://wamc.org/post/lg-candidate-hochul-keeps-low-profile <p>Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor Nominee Kathy Hochul, is keeping an unusually low profile during the first months of the election campaign. The lack of public campaigning by Hochul is starting to raise some questions.</p><p>Kathy Hochul, a former one term Congresswoman and former Erie County Clerk, appeared with Governor Cuomo at the Democratic State Convention in May, one day after she was chosen to run as Lieutenant Governor.</p><p>Hochul promised the audience that she would &nbsp;“carry our message of hope and optimism across this great state”.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94465 at http://wamc.org LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line http://wamc.org/post/gop-candidate-governor-will-also-run-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>The Republican candidate for Governor is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94372 at http://wamc.org GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal In New York http://wamc.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york <p>New York is now the 23<sup> </sup>state to allow medical marijuana, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94282 at http://wamc.org Medical Marijuana Becomes Legal In New York Sen. Klein: IDC Will Maintain Its Independence http://wamc.org/post/sen-klein-idc-will-maintain-its-independence <p>New York State Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 93566 at http://wamc.org Sen. Klein: IDC Will Maintain Its Independence