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  Governor Cuomo is scheduled to give his State of the State speech on Wednesday. The governor has already spent the past week rolling out a lengthy agenda for the New Year.

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  Governor Cuomo has some big ideas for rebuilding the state’s neglected infrastructure. But will it come with a big price tag?

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Carey Gabay.

There’s been an unusual focus on upstate New York among top state politicians from the downstate area in recent weeks.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for the first time as governor, has an approval rating below 50 percent in a new Siena College poll that also finds only 39 percent of New Yorkers think he’s doing a good job in office.

Governor Cuomo recently wrapped up a rocky end of the legislative session, and has been feuding with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as well as the teachers union. Siena College poll spokesman Steve Greenberg says the falling numbers, which have now reached a key milestone, are a trend that’s been developing for several months.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to crack down on sexual assaults on college campuses, saying he hopes other states will adopt similar protections.  

When Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a new rebate check for property taxpayers, they touted it as a significant “real” benefit to average homeowners. But fiscal watchdog groups say the program is severely flawed, and the money could be better used on something else.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been steering clear of public events at the State Capitol recently, after a second major party legislative leader, the head of the Senate, was forced to resign over corruption charges.  But the governor is still finding ways to press for his legislative agenda in the last weeks of the session.

5/15/15 Panel

May 15, 2015


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

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and essayist, author, editor and activist - Barbara Smith.

Scheduled topics include Amtrak crash inquiry; Jeb Bush on Iraq; WWI vet Henry Johnson to receive Medal of Honor; Governor Cuomo’s Job Creation Program; George Stephanopoulos’ Gifts to Clinton Foundation.

Dean Skelos is out. John Flanagan is in. Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking time off to be with his girlfriend as she battles breast cancer. What’s going on in New York state government? New York State Public Interest Research Group Executive Director Blair Horner is in the studio to talk state politics.