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Governor Cuomo Started This War: Teachers and Parents, Let's Prepare For Battle

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Education
M. Shannon Hernandez

As a public education activist, I have literally been sick to my stomach since the New York State Legislature approved a budget, complete with education "reforms" proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on April 1. It wasn't a joke -- and I am angry, upset, and devastated, to say the least.

NYC Housing: A Clear and Present Danger

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

For all emergency conditions, especially when we don't have heat and hot water in the winter, HPD should improve their response: inspectors must be dispatched in less than 24 hours and must notify landlords of the violation immediately and the requirement to make the repair within 24 hours; fine owners when the repair is not made within 24 hours.

Governor Cuomo's Faulty Math and Why He's Wrong About New York's Schools

Cynthia Wachtell | Posted 05.09.2015 | Education
Cynthia Wachtell

Clearly we need to improve the education received by all of "our" children. And unlike the Governor, I actually have two children in NYS public schools.

The Teachers of the New York City Public Schools Need Your Help

Cora Sangree | Posted 04.29.2015 | New York
Cora Sangree

Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to teacher evaluations in New York State. We want to let you know, from a teacher's perspective, the changes this law could bring to public schools -- and to our profession -- if it passes.

New York Is a Leader in the Fight Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Christine C. Quinn

Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.

Date Set For Special Election To Replace Ex-Rep. Michael Grimm

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scheduled a special election on May 5 for voters in Staten Island and a sliver of Brooklyn to choose a replacement for ...

Christopher Mathias

De Blasio To Push For Major Minimum Wage Hike In NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that he will push to have the city’s hourly minimum wage jump to $13 by next ye...

Renewing America's Labor Movement

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

People are searching for a way to transform an economic system that benefits the few over the many. They are searching for fairness, opportunity, justice and real change. I believe that search can and should lead to the labor movement.

How to Design for Everybody

Rachel Sterne | Posted 03.01.2015 | New York
Rachel Sterne

In the weeks since we launched NY.gov, governments around the world have asked how we did it. Here's a brief look at our approach to public digital design and what worked for us. We hope it's useful, and look forward to sharing more with governments across the nation and globe.

Meteorologists: Andrew Cuomo's Weather Claims Are All Wet

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation's best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National W...

Time and Punishment: Why Teacher Voices Matter

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The publication of Time magazine's cover attacking teacher tenure also marked the one-year anniversary of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's infamous attack on New Jersey middle school teacher Melissa Tomlinson.

Andrew Cuomo's Book Sold A Whopping 945 Hardcovers In Its First Week On Shelves

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) released a new book this week, and it's struggling. In addition to the poor reviews the 500-page political autobiogr...

Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing his book on Amazon are the ...

Cuomo Wins!/Loses!

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Conventional political wisdom has New York Governor Andrew Cuomo winning the Democratic primary and the November general election handily. The same wisdom has him badly damaged in New York and nationally. What gives?

Restoring Common Sense to the NY Governor's Race

Randy Credico | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Randy Credico

Proclaiming a crusade to "Clean up Albany" (sigh, again) has always been a colorful campaign gimmick. But it won't make life better for 90 percent of our citizens. As New York's next governor, I will personally take the lead in correcting the injustices and inadequacy of the state's economy.

Is New York Ready for a Governor Who's Not Afraid to Inhale?

Randy Credico | Posted 10.08.2014 | New York
Randy Credico

I am not only challenging New York's powerful sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming September 9 primary. I am also betting that my major campaign promise -- to legalize marijuana in New York State is the wedge issue that will sweep me to victory.

Voters Shrug At Allegations Against NY Gov

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allegations that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission are being met with a shr...

Andrew Cuomo's Office Denies Using Private Email Accounts. But it Does.

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

In a previously unreported response to a public records request, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo claims staff do not use private email accounts for of...

Paul Blumenthal

Cuomo Under Fire For Meddling In Anti-Corruption Panel He Created

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is under fire from good government groups and his potential Democratic primary opponent after a New York ...

Cuomo Has Raised Millions Through Loophole He Pledged to Close

ProPublica | Theodoric Meyer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When he ran for office four years ago, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pledged to close a loophole in the state's cam...

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Makes Big Announcement On Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

After years of sending mixed messages over a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said Monday that he's open to s...

Public Citizen to Governor Cuomo: Hands Off New York's Scaffold Law

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 06.28.2014 | New York
Lisa Gilbert

As the nation celebrates our all-important workforce and mourns the loss of its workers today on on Workers Memorial Day, Governor Cuomo should permanently scrap his plan to repeal New York's Scaffold Law.

New York State's Leadership in Providing Health Insurance

Carol Kellermann | Posted 06.17.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

New York has distinguished itself through the creation of NY State of Health. The marketplace has excelled, despite a very tight timeframe, while other state marketplaces and the federally facilitated one faltered.

Christopher Mathias

It'd Be So Easy To Pass New York's Medical Marijuana Bill, If Only Cuomo Would Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

When it comes to medical marijuana in New York, advocates seem to have all their ducks in a row. The New York Assembly has passed the Compassionat...

Gov. Cuomo's Moment of Truth

Miles Rapoport | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

The legislation includes tighter contribution limits and beefed-up enforcement of New York's campaign finance laws. But its centerpiece is a "fair elections" program that would boost the clout of small-dollar campaign donors by supplementing their modest contributions with public matching funds.