Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

New York News
10:27 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Just One NY Gubernatorial Debate

  It looks like New York voters will have only a single opportunity to see the candidates debate before this year's gubernatorial election. 

Republican Rob Astorino says he won't accept an invitation to a one-on-one public radio debate with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was tentatively set for later this month.

That leaves a single televised debate in Buffalo with Cuomo, Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott.

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Hudson Valley News
12:54 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Large Crane Arrives To Help New NY Bridge Project As Toll Question Remains

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, welcomed the one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the construction site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge Monday. At the same time, the governor’s opponent in the November election called for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls. 

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New York News
12:48 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Siena Poll: Cuomo Up 29 Points, Schneiderman Loses Ground To Cahill

With election day approaching, Andrew Cuomo maintains his strong lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in the race for governor of New York. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a narrow winner four years ago, appears to be coasting to re-election against Bob Antonacci. But according to the latest poll,  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is losing ground to challenger John Cahill.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NYS Dems, At Fall Meeting, Focus On Portraying Opponents In A Negative Light

Credit Karen DeWitt

 

   New York state Democrats say their prime strategy to motivate voters this fall will be to paint Governor Andrew Cuomo’s republican opponent, as an ultra conservative who has a negative view about New York.  

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul went on the attack against the Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, saying the GOP opponent and his running mate are too conservative and his portrayal of the state as economically troubled and dysfunctional is too pessimistic.

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New York News
8:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

GOP Candidate Gets Tepid Reception At Business Dinner

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Pat Bradley

Republican candidate for governor of New York Rob Astorino received a mostly polite reception from the state’s biggest business  lobby at their annual meeting in Lake George.

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Hudson Valley News
1:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Fair Housing Settlement In Westchester Hits Another Wall

Federal Housing Monitor James Johnson meets with Westchester County legislators
Credit Courtesy of the Westchester Board of Legislators

Westchester County stands to lose more than $5 million dollars in grants if it does not submit zoning documents to the federal government. It’s the latest in a standoff between the county executive and the agency stemming from a 2009 affordable housing settlement.

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New York News
12:29 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Polls: Cuomo Apparently Sailing Toward November Victory

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Recent polling shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo retains a plum position heading toward the fall elections.

The Empire State's chief executive has weathered storms of controversy well: A new Siena poll agrees with last week's Marist Poll that shows Gov. Cuomo continues to outpace GOP opponent Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a wide margin.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Astorino Gains From Ethics Commission Controversy

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

  The little known and underfunded Republican challenger for Governor in New York has been getting a boost from incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo’s troubles over alleged interference in an ethics panel. Rob Astorino has been doing his best to keep the controversy, first reported in an in-depth story in the New York Times, alive.

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WAMC News
7:44 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Moreland Act Commission and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Zephyr Teachout stand together against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Hudson Valley News
1:17 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Some Westchester Legislators Question County Exec's Outside Earnings

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Two Democratic Westchester County legislators are calling for a public hearing on what they allege is the county executive’s neglect of responsibilities. The criticism follows a recent article on County Executive Rob Astorino’s outside earnings.

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