New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Hudson Valley News
1:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge Loan Brought Into Question

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Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.

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New York News
5:47 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Cuomo Happy to Gain WFP Endorsement

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won the endorsement of the state’s left leaning Working Families Party in a messy convention vote that stretched to nearly midnight on Saturday night.

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New York News
8:10 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Cuomo Secures Working Families Nomination

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has survived a challenge from the left to win the nomination of the liberal Working Families Party.

Cuomo received the endorsement at the party's convention Saturday in Albany following a floor fight from liberals unhappy with Cuomo's support for business-friendly tax cuts and charter schools.

Cuomo defeated a bid for the nomination from Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Questions Over Cuomo's Independence Party Endorsement Timeline

Governor Andrew Cuomo talks to reporters in Cooperstown
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New York News
5:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Poll Shows Cuomo Vulnerable On The Left

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges.

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New York News
8:25 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Stephanie Miner Steps Down As Democratic Party Co-Chair

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of New York state's Democratic Party.

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New York News
2:59 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Harrison Union's Karen Magee Elected NYSUT President

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The Common Core controversy has claimed another victim: New York State United Teachers president Dick Iannuzzi, who lost his seat over the weekend. The vote is remarkable for many reasons.

Over the weekend, NYSUT convention-goers elected Karen Magee, the 11-year head of the Harrison teachers union in Westchester County, to a three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers. She unseated Richard Iannuzzi, who served since 2005, and was just the second NYSUT president in the union’s history.

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New York News
8:03 am
Wed April 2, 2014

NY Gun-Rights Supporters Rally At The Capitol

Thousands of gun rights supporters have rallied at the New York state Capitol against gun control measures championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 4/1/14 : New York State Budget


The April 1 deadline has come and New York State has an on-time budget. New York Public Interest Research Group Legislative Director Blair Horner joins Alan in the studio today to talk about the budget. We want to know what you think of it, too.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Reaction To NYS Budget Package

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Lawmakers are in Albany as the finishing touches are placed on the state's fiscal plan due April 1. There is mixed reaction to the spending package.

The $140 billion budget deal puts forward the state’s largest education allocations to date, including an increase of about $1.1 billion in school aid, $340 million for universal full-day pre-k, and a bond act to modernize classrooms.

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