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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.