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WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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.

NY Fracking Ban Decision Elicits Different Reactions

Dec 18, 2014

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.

Capital District Against Fracking

  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.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The race for governor in New York is entering its final weekend. Candidates planned get out the vote rallies across the state as the contest comes down to whether supporters will turn out at the polls.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a large lead in the polls, has nevertheless been pulling out all the stops to try to win over more voters.

There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, welcomed the one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the construction site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge Monday. At the same time, the governor’s opponent in the November election called for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls. 

10/1/14 Panel

Oct 1, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Topics include:
Ebola in the US
Secret Service and White House
Ken Lovett exclusive on Cuomo/Ethics panel
Drones

9/29/14 Panel

Sep 29, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Obama Underestimated ISIS
Ferguson Officer Shot
Oklahoma Beheading
Cuomo in Afghanistan
Secret Service Stumble

Salsa Legend Endorses Astorino For NY Governor

Sep 26, 2014
Courtesy of Willie Colón's blog

A salsa legend is endorsing Republican Rob Astorino for New York governor.

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