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Governor Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Wins!/Loses!

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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.

Democrat Leadership Not Fighting Hard Enough for NY DREAM Act 

Cesar Vargas | Posted 05.12.2014 | New York
Cesar Vargas

Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.

New York's Emergency Team Down 50 Percent, Comparable To Size Of Iowa's Unit

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

Two drafts of a scathing report obtained by the Albany Times-Union detail new criticisms of the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to 2012's...

Tough Guys Help Children With Disabilities

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Robert David Jaffee

Anne Schneider Costigan, deputy executive director of the Foundation of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, N.Y., has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities for nearly thirty years.

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

NY State Working Hard to Catch up With CA's Energy Storage Requirements

Bill Radvak | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Bill Radvak

This report clearly signals to me that the U.S. government clearly wants to create a substantial energy storage marketplace and is laying the groundwork to make this a reality.

On School Funding, Albany Must Do What's Right

Michael A. Walrond, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

There are those who think that when it comes to education, money doesn't matter. That thought is offensive to many who struggle to provide our children a quality education. Principals trying to balance an impossible budget at the beginning of the school year can tell you that money matters.

Treat Children as Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Charging children and youths as adults and incarcerating them with adults is the opposite of an effective intervention that helps young people turn their lives around and decreases crime. It makes our communities less safe.

New York Set To Allow Medical Marijuana Use

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil this we...

Governor Cuomo, Let Communities Protect Their Animals!

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.01.2014 | New York
Matthew Bershadker

Here in New York state, where the market for pet store puppies is enormous, it makes sense to allow our towns and cities to take steps to protect animals and consumers. It makes sense, but in New York state, it's illegal.

Andrew Cuomo And Phil Donahue's Favorite Dishes To Make, From Sandra Lee (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so happy to dish with Sandra Lee, Editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee magazine, about what her boyfriend, Governor Andrew Cuomo, likes to cook! Whe...

Do State Tax Incentives Really Work?

David Seiden | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
David Seiden

Many people believe that tax incentives are at best, short-sighted and, at worst, having a negative economic affect on a state and local community.

Is Gov. Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission Going off the Rails?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Bennett L. Gershman

When he announced the creation of his anti-corruption commission last July, Gov. Cuomo was responding to both the public's anger and the State's humil...

The Body Snatchers Are Running Education Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

The ongoing expansion of the federal government's takeover of education, dictating the day-to-day terms, by which local public schools are run, has spread with the speed of the Kudzu plant in Georgia.