Karen DeWitt http://wamc.org en Cuomo Says Private Market Will Decide Future of New York's Casino Industry http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-says-private-market-will-decide-future-new-yorks-casino-industry <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:46:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 94918 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Says Private Market Will Decide Future of New York's Casino Industry 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 Cuomo Primary Challenger Predicts She Will Have 3 Times The Required Petition Signatures http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-primary-challenger-predicts-she-will-have-3-times-required-petition-signatures <p>The Democratic Primary challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo , Zephyr Teachout, expects to file more than 40,000 signatures late Thursday to obtain a place on the ballot for the September voting. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:07:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 94475 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Primary Challenger Predicts She Will Have 3 Times The Required Petition Signatures 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 Cuomo's Opponent Weighs In On Governor's Low Profile Running Mate http://wamc.org/post/cuomos-opponent-weighs-governors-low-profile-running-mate <p>The Republican candidate for New York governor weighed in on criticism of Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Kathy Hochul, who has kept a low profile since the political conventions in May. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:59:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 94371 at http://wamc.org Cuomo's Opponent Weighs In On Governor's Low Profile Running Mate 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 Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition http://wamc.org/post/two-state-senate-factions-will-form-democratic-coalition <p>Two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:40:37 +0000 Karen Dewitt 93497 at http://wamc.org Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition Pre-K Expansion To Be Low In September http://wamc.org/post/pre-k-expansion-be-low-september <p>Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say the number falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as universal pre-K.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 93347 at http://wamc.org Pre-K Expansion To Be Low In September