New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's still looking for the facts behind a traffic reconfiguration at the George Washington Bridge that created a huge traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fired a top aide and distanced himself from his campaign manager after emails and texts revealed that the traffic changes had been ordered by people in his administration for the express purpose of tying up traffic.
Cuomo was asked about the scandal as he left the Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters on Saturday.
(Airs 1/10) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Governor Cuomo delivers an election year state of the state address, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the speech, and we’ll also take a look at the annual people’s state of the state address.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about why New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 14 counties Monday, Liz Cheney abandoning her Senate bid, Janet Yellen's confirmation to succeed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a New York Times story about burglars who broke into an FBI office in Pennsylvania during the early '70s.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to add New York to the 20 states allowing medical marijuana use.
Cuomo would use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to use marijuana to treat certain ailments. The plan was first reported by The New York Times.
Marijuana remains illegal in New York, though possession of small amounts has been reduced to a low-level violation subject to a fine.
The state Drug Policy Alliance was briefed on Cuomo's plan Saturday.
WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about what Billy Joel tickets have to do with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's campaign fundraising and New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio gearing up to take over for Michael Bloomberg.