A year ago, we chastised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for shutting down the Moreland Commission in exchange for a piddling ethics bill from the state legislature. The governor defended the deal, only to see... To view the full story, click the title link.
Michael Shnayerson's unauthorized biography of Andrew Cuomo comes out next week. Capital New York culled some of the more interesting bits, including the detail that the New York Governor has a tendency to make Veep-esque proclamations to visitors when the White House calls. Just as everyone sat down, Andrew’s secretary came... More »
The UFC women's bantamweight champion will visit Albany this week and speak with Governor Andrew Cuomo and members of the State Assembly to push for MMA becoming legal in the Empire State. Ronda Rousey will be heading up to Albany this...Show More Summary
The singer penned an open letter to Governor Cuomo urging NY lawmakers to boost the state’s budget and keep kids off the street.
In a Wall Street Journal article on a tangle of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo books comes a nugget about why Governor Andrew Cuomo's autobiography All Things Possible had such low sales: he didn't promote it, something his publishers intimated caught them by surprise.
Governor Andrew Cuomo's youngest daughter was hospitalized yesterday after she was reportedly found unconscious at her mother's home in Bedford, New York. [ more › ]
Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, the seventeen-year-old daughter of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, was found unconscious in her bedroom at her Westchester home on Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports. She was hospitalized for a short time thereafter. Read more...
Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need. The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie earlier this month urging that they increase funding to help homeless kids, New York Daily News reported. Show More Summary
In a victory for New York State women, the ten-point Women’s Equality Act(WEA), has been broken up by the Assembly, paving the way for protections for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, among other issues. An abortion-expansion component, the tenth point of the ten-point WEA, has for years been a sticking point to the […]
As a long-time special education teacher, I have been disheartened by Governor Cuomo. Back in January, he laid out his plans to reform public education which included an overhaul of how we are evaluated. Evaluation is necessary, but to mandate 50% of test scores to our evaluations is unreasonable. Show More Summary
"You have made us the enemy," teachers write in an open letter to the governor. In an open letter published last month, Empire State teachers blasted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his proposed education reforms. The seven contributors,...Show More Summary
It’s always been a bit of a mystery, even to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s allies: What is his real goal in picking a fight with the state’s teachers’ unions? “I don’t get it,” a Cuomo adviser told me last fall, not long after the governor declared he wanted to “break what... More »
Recently, I interviewed Ms. Susan Singer, a 30-year veteran New York City teacher currently, a kindergarten teacher in Queens and the UFT Chapter Leader in her school. Schupak: Ms. Singer. You seem to believe that Governor Cuomo's education proposals are flawed. Singer: Yes. Show More Summary
On February 27, the New York State Public Service Commission issued its Track I order that is the first major step in outlining the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. The REV is an effort Governor Cuomo initiated more than a year ago to make New York's electric system cleaner and more resilient. read more
Last month, it was revealed that Governor Andrew Cuomo's office and all state agencies delete internal emails after 90 days and have been doing so since 2013. Now Cuomo wants to meet with the Legislature, Comptroller and Attorney General to figure out how to manage emails in the age of toothless ethics reform. [ more › ]
At 8 a.m. this morning I was shivering outside PS 10 in Park Slope, watching as hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers held a rally to protest Governor Cuomo's education budget plan, which will raise the cap on the number of charter...Show More Summary
The State University of New York Maritime College is officially open for business, after receiving formal designation as a tax-free area under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program.
Councilman Brad Lander called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education proposals "dangerous" in an email message to supporters Monday. The Brooklyn councilman charged that "the governor plans to withhold any... To view the full story, click the title link.
I recently received a troubling message from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. It landed in my email inbox and was all too revealing. Oh, there was no nudity, not so much as a selfie in taut boxer shorts with a strategically placed Empire State Building. Show More Summary
Mayor Bill de Blasio has teamed up with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miller to call out Governor Andrew Cuomo for not making good on a 2006 decision that determined Albany owed various school districts $5.9 billion. NYC specifically is owed $2.6 billion. Show More Summary