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8/18/14 Panel

Aug 18, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor, Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include:
Ferguson
Rick Perry
Governor Cuomo back from Israel
Schenectady Shelter scrutinized
Obama v. Media

8/12/14 Panel

Aug 12, 2014

  Today's panelists are Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, Legislative Director of NYPIRG, Blair Horner and tech attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, Rich Honen.

Topics include:
Robin Williams Dead
Maliki Standoff
Cuomo Poll
Teachout Can Run
St. Louis Teen Death Anger
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(Airs 8/8/14) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and Politics. On this week’s Gazette:  Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping his campaign war chest to pay for a criminal defense lawyer after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said his office is looking into possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering in the activities of the Moreland Commission. Our political observer Alan Chartock weighs in on how these developments might affect November’s election. And, we’ll take a look at a unique new state law enforcement training program.

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Details about alleged interference in an ethics probe by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aides are leaking out daily, and most newspapers have run critical editorials. But it remains to be seen how deeply the controversy will affect the race for governor, where Cuomo is still the front-runner by a wide margin.  

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day  shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.

Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of  $35,037,071.40.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.

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  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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The New York State Senate is not likely to meet again until next January, but the fight for leadership of the chamber has already begun.

HV Schools Receive NYS Funding

Jun 13, 2014
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday announced three schools in the Hudson Valley that will be included in a second round of funding as part of state’s community schools initiative.

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  The 2014 legislative session has just eight working days left to go, with the closing day scheduled for June 20. As lawmakers prepare to return for the final two weeks, there’s uncertainty whether anything will get done, now that Governor Cuomo has publicly vowed to try to oust the current Senate leadership. 

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The leader of the New York State Senate Democrats says if Governor Andrew Cuomo is successful in helping retake the chamber for Democrats in the fall elections, she expects the Senate to be much more functional than it was the last time the Democrats were in power.

5/30/14 Panel

May 30, 2014

  

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

Topics include:
Working Families Party
Deval Patrick
Veteran's Affairs
First Lady's School Lunch Plan Setback
Clippers sold

5/29/14 Panel

May 29, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Kingston Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and Editor of the Daily Gazette, Judy Patrick.

Topics include:
Defense Policy reset?
Ukraine
Veterans Affairs
Liberals v. Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a challenge from the left leaning members of his own party, that will play out at the end of the week in the Working Families Party convention.  In addition, a progressive Democrat and wealthy businessman who’s been a harsh critic of Cuomo is threatening to try to get on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor.

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Hours before President Obama spoke at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Thursday, area residents lined up along Main Street to send their own message.

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New York Democrats pressing for bills to reform the state’s campaign finance system, say the US Attorney’s investigations into a panel controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo might help spur action on their measures.

New York's Gubernatorial Race Heats Up

May 2, 2014
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The campaign for governor in New York is heating up. The State Democratic Party is running attack ads against the Republican candidate for governor, while the GOP candidate is fighting back in a web video.

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Prospective casino operators got a chance to ask New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration questions about details of the process for choosing licensees for four upstate casinos Wednesday. They won’t get answers, though, for several days.

Published reports in the New York Post and New York Daily News say US Attorney Preet Bharara has subpoenaed records from a state ethics panel created by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature.

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There’s around two months left in the New York legislative session and a number of issues left on the agenda. But it’s uncertain how many of them will actually become law. 

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Progressive Democrats who are not happy with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s first term are considering running a candidate for governor on the Working Families Party line. Polls show Cuomo would still win re-election, but his margin of victory would be reduced. Among those not happy with the governor is Bill Samuels, a political activist and business owner from New York City and the founder of the group Effective NY, which has referred to the governor as “Cuomoccio.”

Cuomo Defends Progressive Record

Apr 26, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is responding to a new poll that finds support for a third party candidate from the left running against him for governor.  Cuomo says he has a progressive track record and blames Republicans in the State Senate for stalling his agenda.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state Wednesday in Albany to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign fund, and a recent poll shows him with a 30-point-lead over his likely Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but the Republican says if the past is any indication, he can win the gubernatorial race this year. On WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week, Astorino says he faced similar long odds when he won the county executive race in the heavily Democratic Westchester County.

Hudson Valley Parks Receive Funding For Improvements

Apr 23, 2014
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Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced funding for 69 projects across New York to improve and repair 53 state parks and historic sites. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more on which projects in the Mid-Hudson will be funded.

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A new poll finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is still feeling the fallout from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal.

4/16/14 Panel

Apr 16, 2014

    

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
NYPD Muslim Squad disbanded
Al Qaeda comeback?
Terror Hoaxes
Ukraine
Cuomo signs Popular Vote Compact
SAT tests not to include “obscure” words

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are touting the virtues of the newly enacted state budget, but the spending plan has its share of critics.

  Tensions ran high at a closed door leaders meeting with Governor Cuomo.

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos abruptly left the final leaders meeting before the weekend early, complaining there was too much emphasis on the needs of the New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio at the expense of the rest of the state.

“We have a problem right now,” Skelos said. “Hopefully we can work it out. But we’ll see.”

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who emerged around half an hour later from the Governor’s office, says the Senator was “rather agitated”, but claimed not to know why.

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