New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive State of the State Speech has fueled speculation that he's already in planning to make a bid for the U.S. Presidency in 2016. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
When it comes to endorsements in last week's primaries, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is five for five.
All three of the Senate Democrats endorsed by the governor - via press release - in the week before the elections and both Assembly Democrats were successful at weathering challenges from fellow party members.
The three senators, Adriano Espaillat, Toby Ann Stavisky and Neil Breslin, won by wide margins.
Ditto for Assemblymen David Gantt and Sean Ryan.
Arguably, Cuomo didn't really have all that much on the line in these races.
The just concluded 2012 legislative session brought mixed results for Governor Cuomo, who is in his second year as governor. While Cuomo and lawmakers could claim credit for a calm and functional end to the session, the Governor had to drop some of his original goals in order for that to happen. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look back…
The state’s major environmental groups have formed a new coalition, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject a plan to begin hydrofracking in select counties in New York’s Southern Tier. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
Peter Hudiburg of the town of Plymouth, in Chenango County joined major environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Hudson Riverkeeper in a rally to persuade Governor Andrew Cuomo to drop a plan to begin limited hydrofracking in the state’s Southern Tier.
“Governor Cuomo, the science is in,” he shouted. “This is a very dangerous technology.”
Governor Cuomo is telling the legislature to ‘take it or leave it’ over a new bill he’s released new bill outlining how to make teacher evaluations public. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
Governor Cuomo says he introduced legislation on the publication of teacher evaluations just before his own self imposed deadline of midnight Monday in order to clarify his position on the issue. He says it’s up the Assembly and Senate whether they want to pass it, exactly as is, or not.
Governor Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public “urgent,” and will allow the legislature to leave later this week without an agreement on the matter. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…
Cuomo, speaking on former Governor David Paterson’s radio show on WOR, says the legislature will end its session for the summer without acting on a plan on how to make public teacher evaluations public, saying that the evaluations do not have to be completed by schools until January, anyway.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have agreed on a sweeping reform of the state's system of caring for the disabled that has been marked for years by abuse and death. WAMC’s Ian Pickus reports…
For Cuomo, the deal announced Sunday fulfills a major legislative goal.
Recent governors have been dogged for years by outcry from whistle blowers and a chilling New York Times series was published this year about abuse within the massive bureaucracy caring for 1 million people.