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Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning side-stepped questions about the status of his presumed presidential ambitions in a rare national television appearance on FOX Business Network.
“I’m sorry, I’m losing you, we have a technical difficulty,” he jokingly told host Maria Bartiromo when asked whether he still harbored White House ambitions.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo He is calling for a program that would offer bachelor’s and associate’s degrees to inmates in 10 prisons scattered around the state. Read More
When it comes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest effort to reduce recidivism, Jim Tedisco is the one who knocks.
The verbal slugfest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over pre-K funding escalated today, with Mr. Cuomo calling the logical extension of the mayor’s position “repugnant” and Mr .de Blasio insisting his tax-the-rich funding scheme is the city’s only viable option.
During a press conference today, Mr. Cuomo defended his opposition to the mayor’s plan, arguing that not all cities have enough millionaires to support full pre-K programs via a de Blasio-esque tax on high income earners.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today defended comments he made last month that ignited conservatives nationally by suggesting, in their eyes, that they were no longer welcome in the Empire State.
During a January radio interview, Mr. Cuomo said “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of New York.” Aides insisted his comments were taken out of context, but conservative pundits nevertheless pounced.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first State of the City speech sounded like recycled boilerplate from his campaign addresses. Once again, we were treated to variations on his Dickensian themes of inequity and injustice. Halfway through the speech, it became clear that when it comes to the critical issue for New York—economic growth—the mayor really doesn’t have a clue.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn’t appear inclined to grant Mayor Bill de Blasio’s request to grant the city control of its own local minimum wage–setting the stage for another major policy disagreement between the state’s leading two Democrats.
Speaking on The Capitol Pressroom radio show this morning, Mr. Cuomo was directly asked whether he favored Mr. de Blasio’s plan, which would give the city the freedom to raise the minimum without Albany’s permission. Though he didn’t reject it outright, Mr. Cuomo suggested a potentially “chaotic” and “unproductive” situation would emerge if every city set its own wage laws.
Applications for $50 million in federal funding, provided by the Federal Highway Administration via the New York State Department of Transportation, for an array of alternative transportation projects are now available, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Meant to complement the $67 million allocated last month to “help modernize and enhance” the state’s transportation infrastructure with 63 bicycle and pedestrian path enhancement initiatives, the newly-announced funding will support “recreational and tourism opportunities across the state,” Mr. Cuomo said in a release. “We are looking for projects that can grow local economies and create jobs, while also contributing to cleaner and more resilient communities for years to come.”
The Land of Ice & Snow
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared today in his State of the City address that he will urge state lawmakers to grant New York City the power to raise its own minimum wage, setting up yet another struggle between progressives and right-leaning lawmakers in the state.
This campaign, however, could face even more resistance in Albany than Mr. de Blasio’s plan to hike taxes on the rich to fund universal prekindergarten, experts say.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today employed one of his favorite weather-related phrases, “the new normal,” to connect the endless series of winter flurries blanketing the Empire State to the broader impacts of climate change.
Speaking with reporters on a conference call this morning, Mr. Cuomo announced that he had just declared a state of emergency and cited a salt shortage as one of the complicating factors in mitigating the storm. But, he stressed, government agencies will need to fundamentally adjust in order to deal with these kinds of challenges.