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Capital District News
7:45 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Cuomo Shifts to New Phase of Government

Governor Cuomo cast further doubt on issues like campaign finance reform and increasing the states minimum wage to become law this year, and says he’s “shifting” to a new phase of governing instead.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Governor Cuomo, in remarks to his cabinet, says he expects a “relatively quiet” end to the legislative session. He says campaign finance reform, including public campaign financing, are measures that he supports, but says that they are “controversial” and “polarizing” issues in the legislature.

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Capital District News
7:54 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Cuomo Calls the Speculation of His Presidential Candidacy “Flattering,” “Distracting”

Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time addressed speculation that he might be a candidate for President in 2016, saying it’s “flattering”, but “distracting”.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time addressed speculation that he might be a candidate for President in 2016, saying it’s “flattering”, but “distracting”.

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New York News
8:37 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Report: Cuomo Official Sought to Bar Whistleblower

A published report says the Cuomo administration tried to keep a whistleblower from a Senate hearing on the state's care for the disabled. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports…

The New York Times named the whistleblower: state worker Jeffrey Monsour, an outspoken critic of the system that provides care to thousands of people.

It says his invitation to the Monday hearing was pulled at the administration's request. But Monsour is now expected to attend the panel discussion after the administration relented.

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Capital District News
8:55 am
Thu April 19, 2012

MMA Goes Another Round in NY

The effort to legalize mixed martial arts, also known as ultimate fighting, in New York, got a boost in the legislature Wednesday. The Senate passed a bill to legalize the sport, by a vote of 43 to 14, and the Speaker of the Assembly opened the door to possible approval in his house.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he has “mixed feelings” about mixed martial arts.

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New York News
8:26 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Poll Finds New Yorkers Hold Mixed Views about Health Care Act

A new poll finds New Yorkers have mixed feelings about President Obama’s health care reform act, with a plurality saying they’d like to see the Supreme Court declare parts of the law unconstitutional. 

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Capital District News
9:03 am
Tue April 10, 2012

NY Will Inspect Bus Lines with Poor Records More

One of the smallest and most overlooked items in New York's new state budget just could be a life saver. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature agreed to devote $1 million to change the way buses are inspected in New York following a bloody year on the road.

Instead of inspecting every bus several times a year, the state will switch to a "performance based" system in which companies with the worst safety records will be inspected more.

All companies will still get at least two inspections a year, even those with top safety records.

New York News
8:24 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Poll: New Yorkers Decry Secret Dealing in Budget Talks

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A statewide poll finds New Yorkers think the secrecy and closed-door deals that led to last week state's budget approval are unnecessary and a serious problem. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports...

The Quinnipiac University poll is a rebuke of the continued "three-men-in-a-room" method of crafting a budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

The poll finds that 55 percent of voters said the closed-door negotiations weren't necessary to achieve the budget.

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New York News
8:21 am
Wed March 28, 2012

New York State Budget Winners, Losers

Governor Cuomo gave up some items in the newly announced state budget deal, but so did the legislature. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look at the winner and losers...
 
The budget that will be adopted by the legislature is largely unchanged from what the governor initially proposed. That's partly because some of the more controversial budget items, like pension reform, were settled separately earlier in the month.  
 
Governor Cuomo, in a briefing to cabinet members, said "I think this is smart, intelligent document."
 

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