New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his latest plan for ethics reform in appearances all around the state, following the arrest of the former Assembly Speaker on corruption charges. But questions remain whether will he have any more success this time than a deal last year that ended in the shuttering of a corruption commission.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued the rollout of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas. The governor also offered clues to another key item: education, where he seems determined to take on the status quo.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has spent the days leading up to this joint State of the State and budget message rolling out a number of new programs and proposals, including an anti poverty agenda that includes raising the minimum wage, and tax cuts for small businesses.
Cuomo says as part of his budget, he’ll include a new phased in increase of the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour by the end of 2016. In New York City, the rate would rise to $11.50 an hour. The governor says New York City is arguably “the most expensive market” in the U.S.
New York Governor Cuomo gives a joint State of the State speech and budget address on Wednesday. The speech was delayed due to the death of Cuomo’s father, former governor Mario Cuomo, earlier this month.
It will probably go down as the biggest decision of the year in New York State – a ban on fracking. Wednesday’s news came the same day casino license recommendations were announced. Supporters of a fracking ban are celebrating the long-awaited decision while opponents say they are disappointed and the Southern Tier, where fracking would have taken place, is doomed.
Environmentalists are celebrating after Governor Andrew Cuomo says there will be no hydrofracking in New York for now, citing inconclusive scientific evidence on the health effects of the gas drilling process.
Heading into Veterans Day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation that would have authorized state pension credits for peacetime military service. The legislation authored by Hudson Valley Republican and World War II comabt vet Sen. William Larkin, would amend current law that provides up to three years credit toward state pensions for military service during hostilities. They would have to pay 3 percent of their compensation during those military years to the retirement system. Assembly sponsors say the U.S.