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A Breath Of Fresh Air: New York's Historic Ventilation Regs In Nail Salons

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Charlene Obernauer

For nail salon workers, who are breathing in a toxic cocktail of chemicals every day on the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent executive order requiring ventilation in nail salons is a life saver.

Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

The $15 Minimum Wage Is a Moral Imperative

George Gresham | Posted 03.24.2016 | New York
George Gresham

There are tens of thousands of healthcare workers throughout New York's nursing homes, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies who make less than $15 and are struggling to survive.

An Endorsement From de Blasio Is the Equivalent of Skunk Spray in an Elevator

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Michelle Manning Barish

My advice to Mr. Schneiderman and any other "hopefuls" out there raising money right now and vying for Governor Cuomo's job in 2018, is to distance yourself as far from de Blasio as possible...he is the political equivalent of skunk spray in an elevator...and nobody likes that.

Cuomo Bolsters Supportive Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.14.2016 | New York
Deborah De Santis

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are two national leaders who get it. They are throwing down the gauntlet and saying very passionately that it's time to really help people. No more band-aids, no more excuses.

Forging a Path to True Criminal Justice Reform in New York

JoAnne Page | Posted 01.13.2016 | New York
JoAnne Page

In 2016, our leaders in City Hall and the State Capital can take affirmative steps to reduce the number of incarcerated New Yorkers, while increasing services to those who are behind bars.

We Applaud Gov. Cuomo's Plan to Give College Education to Prisoners

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Anthony Papa

I applaud the governor for his actions because I know how important receiving an education while in prison is.

Big Day as Big Apple Addresses Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Mayor's plan for more supportive housing in New York is nothing short of seismic for local organizations and providers working in difficult circumstances, seeing and meeting homeless people every day, taking risks and pursuing all avenues to address the needs of individuals who have been through hell and back.

DeBlasio's Allies Getting Progressively Ticked Off

Tom Allon | Posted 08.06.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

I am becoming increasingly concerned that New York's Mayor may be losing touch with the normally genial, coalition-building side of his persona. His behavior of late could cost the City in the future.

Albany Gets "F" for Failing to Protect Tenants

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week's expiration of rent regulations shows just how anti-tenant the state legislature remains, putting over one million apartments at risk for unreasonable rate increases.

Janie Velencia

NY Governor's Approval Rating Drops To An All-Time Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

It's been a rocky second term for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). According to a Siena Research Institute survey, a record low 41 percent of New York ...

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

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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.

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.