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New York News
12:31 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Cuomo, Astorino Have Rare Encounter At Business Conference

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
Credit Pat Bradley

The Republican candidate for governor of New York temporarily upstaged incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, when Rob Astorino appeared unexpectedly at the Business Council’s annual meeting, and attempted to talk to the governor.

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Politics
8:04 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Pro-Cuomo Ad Criticized For Editing Opponent's Son Out Of Picture

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

This election season seems to feature more than the usual amount of negative ads in New York, with television spots painting opponents in a dark light. But an ad that criticized a candidate’s choice of a football team may have backfired when controversy arose over a picture that was altered to cut out his son.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

For Cuomo And Astorino, Focus Turns To November

Rob Astorino hopes to topple Gov. Cuomo.
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

The primaries are over in New York and the focus now shifts to the general elections, which are a little over seven weeks away. Incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo faces Republican challenger Rob Astorino.

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Politics
10:22 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Turns Back Teachout's Primary Challenge

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout in the state's Democratic primary, turning back an energetic longshot bid by liberals who have criticized his pragmatic, centrist approach.

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New York News
11:25 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Says Campaigns Will Decide On Debates

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been invited to debate Democratic primary challenger Zephyr Teachout and GOP opponent Rob Astorino, but so far has not agreed to participate. The first-term incumbent was asked Thursday at the New York State Fair in Syracuse if he would accept the debate invitation.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Voters To Decide Education Bond Act This Fall

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  Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion for new technology, including iPads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who could benefit from the funds say they are supportive but want to see more details.

The Bond Act, as it reads on the November ballot,  would  provide access to classroom technology and high-speed internet connections, as well as offer funds to build more pre kindergarten classrooms, and replace the trailers that some overcrowded schools in New York City have been using to teach students.

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New York News
11:18 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Campaign Cash For Israel Trip Kosher?

Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

A member of a government reform group says it’s OK if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his campaign coffers to finance this week’s trip to Israel if the visit is for political, rather than government purposes.

Blair Horner, with the New York Public Interest Research Group, says it’s preferable for Governor Cuomo to use funds from his $35 million  campaign fund to pay for his visit to Israel than for state taxpayers to foot the bill.  Horner says by using the campaign money, Cuomo is also signaling that the trip is more of a political event than official government business.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Governor, Legislature Increasingly Rely On Publicly Funded Private Attorneys

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the legislature are spending around $1.3 million this year in payments to private law firms, and the public is paying for it, says a fiscally conservative study center.

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New York News
4:55 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

School Funding Advocates Say Budget Surplus Should Go To Schools

Billy Easton, with Alliance for Quality Education, explains a report showing schools are underfunded by billions of dollars.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Education funding advocates say they have a use for the recently announced $4.2 billion New York State surplus. They say schools in New York, particularly the state’s poorest schools, could really use the money.

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New York News
5:33 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Cuomo Says Campaign Funds For Criminal Defense Lawyer Saves Taxpayers Money

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is using money from his $35 million campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer in a federal probe of his office. Critics say while it’s legal to do so, it’s not an appropriate use of campaign money.

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