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.”
Representatives Nita Lowey and Steve Israel announced today that an amendment has passed the House that would enable New York City to receive more anti-terrorism funding.
Under the new amendment, grant recipients of the Urban Areas Security Initiative would be limited to 25 of the highest-risk cities in the nation.
“I am pleased this amendment Read More
New York lawmakers Peter King and Nita Lowey sent a letter to President Obama today imploring him to meet New York’s financial needs for homeland security in his proposed budget for the fiscal year 2012.
Peter King serves as the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Lowey is the only New Yorker on Read More
Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat from Westchester, put out a statement saying she thinks Governor David Paterson’s time in office is over.
“These very serious allegations must be fully and swiftly investigated, and if they are true, the Governor should no longer be in office.
“Aside from the allegations, the political reality Read More
Reshma Saujani kicked off her congressional campaign standing on a bench inside a coffee shop on 13th Street called “Everyman Espresso.”
The next morning, Rep. Carolyn Maloney hosted a star-studded fund-raising breakfast at the Yale Club that brought in about $100,000, her aides said.
The Democratic primary on Manhattan’s East Side is officially Read More
ALBANY—Bill Owens has been to two fund-raisers outside his district in the last week.
Last Wednesday, he attended a $1,000-a-head fundraiser at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C. According to a person who was there, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representatives Joe Crowley, Nita Lowey and Scott Read More
Michael Bloomberg said he can still work with Governor David Paterson, even though the governor endorsed the mayor’s Democratic opponent earlier today.
At a press conference in his campaign office, Bloomberg said, “I have been a strong supporter of David Paterson. He is our governor and as long as he is our governor Read More
The Republican takeover of the State Senate has taken the state's Democratic establishment completely by surprise.
I mentioned the development to Representative Nita Lowey as I was interviewing her for a different story.
"What?!" said Lowey, a former chairwoman of the DCCC. "Who flipped now?"
"I can't believe that," she said. Read More
According to Jose Serrano, Kirsten Gillibrand is going after the low-hanging fruit first.
In the days since Representative Steve Israel decided not to consider a primary against Gillibrand, following calls from President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer, other members of the New York Congressional delegation have quickly lined Read More
Steve Israel’s decision to abandon a potential primary challenge to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was apparently the trigger for some members of the New York Congressional delegation to coalesce around the incumbent, as Gillibrand’s campaign rolled out endorsements today from representatives Yvette Clarke and Michael McMahon (as well as from State Senate Read More