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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon March 23, 2015

3/23/15 Panel

   The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Scheduled topics include: IS Military Threat, Ted Cruz announces Presidential run, Governor Andrew Cuomo's biography by Michael Shnayerson, NCAA Sweet 16.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

2/23/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include: Keystone Vote, Scott Walker, Rudy Giuliani, Mall Terror?, Oscars winners, and Cuomo on ethics.

New York News
6:06 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Cuomo Pushing Reforms, But How Far Will He Go?

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Cuomo Outlines Infrastructure Plans, Says He'll Take On "Education Industry"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget address on Wednesday.
Credit Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Cuomo's Minimum Wage Hike Plan Draws Mixed Reviews

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  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.

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New York News
9:06 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Cuomo Gives Joint Budget And State Of State Address Wednesday

Gov. Cuomo
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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.

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New York News
4:07 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

In Break With Custom, Cuomo Inauguration Skips Albany

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is forgoing the traditional inaugural swearing in ceremony at the state’s capitol, in favor of smaller events in New York City and Buffalo.

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Hudson Valley News
2:16 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

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.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Fracking Banned In New York

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  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.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Cuomo Vetoes Bill For Veterans' Pension Credits

  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.

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