Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Congressional Republicans have "declared war on New York" with plans to cut another $2.3 billion in Medicaid spending by local governments upstate and on Long Island.
A man was arrested Friday in connection with threats made against Jewish community sites in recent weeks, as schools, cemeteries and other locations have been dealing with a rash of threats and vandalism.
Wave after wave of bomb threat hoaxes have been called into Jewish Community Centers across the country in recent weeks. At the Albany JCC this morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared in a show of solidarity.
With the city’s budget’s in limbo, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has launched a social media campaign to shore up a $12.5 million dollar deficit and find a permanent solution to end the annual funding crisis.
At City Hall this morning, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan turned up pressure on the state over the $12.5 million in aid the city is seeking to close its budget gap. The city is resorting to a hiring freeze and considering cutting programs and festivals.
With the confirmation of Rowan Wilson to the New York Court of Appeals, Governor Andrew Cuomo has now picked all of the judges on the state’s highest court, the first governor to do so since his father, former Governor Mario Cuomo.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s acting tax commissioner took heat from Democrats and Republicans in the New York Legislature over delays in the STAR rebate program. The hearing was interrupted by protesters who want higher taxes on millionaires.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to pass a constitutional amendment enshrining the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision Roe versus Wade into New York’s constitution, is not gaining much traction in the State Senate.
New York Governor Cuomo’s economic development chair was grilled by state lawmakers at a budget hearing Wednesday, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.
A new Siena Research Institute poll out this morning finds many of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislative proposals are widely supported by New Yorkers. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas discussed some of the results with pollster Steve Greenberg.
In 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo created 10 regional councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. Supporters touted the programs as robust economic development strategy. Cuomo is so protective of the program, he says he'd rather shut it down than relinquish control to lawmakers.
Delivering her eighth and final State of the University Address at the Egg in Albany today, outgoing SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher highlighted what she sees as progress made by SUNY in the last decade. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports she also announced the system will begin seeking private donations to expand programs proven to help keep students enrolled.
One of Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs is being downsized in Cuomo’s new state budget. Start Up New York is being rebranded, as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget is not just facts and figures about what taxes to collect and how to spend them. Cuomo’s also put a number of unrelated changes into the spending plan - everything from allowing ride hailing services to expand in New York to enacting ethics reforms.