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Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York State.

New York Parents and Teachers Challenge Cuomo's Mis-Education Plan

New York Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) and New York City Public School Parents are organizing statewide to protest against attacks by Governor Andrew Cuomo on teachers and public schools. Cuomo is threatening to block a badlyShow More Summary

Good News for New York’s Tipped Workers: Your Minimum Wage is Going Up

  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is no friend to labor, but this week his policies helped one of the most vulnerable segments of workers. On February 24, Commissioner of Labor Mario Musolino announced he would be following the earlier recommendation from the Wage Board to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers 50 percent […]

New York State to Receive Additional $1.5Bn Annually When Minimum Wage Rise

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that the US state of New York economy will see an additional $1.5 billion annually if local government passes a proposal to raise the minimum wage.

Cuomo and New York State Continue to Fail Minority Youth

Politicians whine. Politicians bluster. Politicians blame. New York State Governor Andy Cuomo does it with the worst of them, especially when it comes to education. It is easy to blame teachers; but it is much harder to take responsibility...Show More Summary

New York Governor to Visit Cuba as Head of Trade Mission on April 20

Andrew Cuomo announced plans to lead a US trade delegation to Cuba on April 20.

The Teachers of the New York City Public Schools Need Your Help

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. 50% of a teacher's rating will be based on state test scores. Show More Summary

Amid Probe, NY Governor Cuomo Orders Mass Deletion Of Government Emails

In an Onion-esque story almosty too unbelievable to be real, IB Times reports, in a memo obtained by Capital New York, Cuomo officials announced that mass purging of email records is beginning across several state government agencies. Show More Summary

Chill: Cuomo's Email Purge Is Just To Make "Government Work Better"

It's a new dawn in the Empire State. Unemployment is below 6%. A $10 billion deficit is now a $5 billion surplus. Crime keeps falling. Pre-K for all. Lucrative book deals for some. Because every 90 days, Governor Cuomo deletes a shitload of his administration's internal emails. [ more › ]

New York Towns Threaten to Secede Over Fracking Ban

Southern Tier of New York. Photo by Stilfehler via Wikimedia Commons Fifteen upstate New York towns are considering secession from the Empire State after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent ban on fracking shut down hopes of a natural gas-related economic boom. Show More Summary

New York towns want to frack so badly they’re considering secession

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Two months after Governor Cuomo banned hydraulic fracturing in New York, 15 towns in the state are threatening to secede and join neighboring Pennsylvania, where fracking is continuing full steam ahead. The towns are all members of the Upstate New York Towns Association, which is researching...

N.Y. Governor Cuomo sets date for special congressional election

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered a special election to be held in May to fill the seat vacated by a Staten Island congressman who pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion, hours before a deadline set by a federal judge. The election to replace former Rep. Show More Summary

To Save Money on Marketing Buses, Try Running Enough Buses

I like bus improvements. I hate Governor Cuomo's terrible proposal to run an elevated "AirTrain" from Willets Point to LaGuardia Airport. So you'd expect that I would like Josh Barro's post last week arguing that we should improve the buses to LaGuardia instead of building the AirTrain. Show More Summary

Dueling Special Interests--Public Schoolchildren v. Andrew M. Cuomo

One of the most encouraging things, for me, at the recent Bayside forum to discuss Governor Cuomo, was that some of his minions were out distributing pamphlets defending his crappy programs. This means they are worried about us.They're...Show More Summary

After the Fracking Ban, What's Next For New York? An Interview with Sane Energy Project

On December 17, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in New York State. Citing the health risks associated with fracking, Cuomo said “I’ve never had anyone say to me, ‘I believe fracking is great.’ Not a single person in those communities. Show More Summary

Weiner Loses On Twitter Again

Memo to former Congressman Anthony Weiner: Twitter is not your friend. Governor Cuomo’s spokesperson got the last word..@anthonyweiner Yes, it is going to be cold. A good reason to keep your pants on. — Rich Azzopardi (@RichAzzopardi) February 12, 2015 Please “like” Liberaland on Facebook Now read this:Groundhog Sees Shadow; Six More Weeks Of [...]

Tom Colicchio: ‘10 Years From Now, No One Will Know What a Tip Is’

He'd rather just raise menu prices and pay workers a living wage. Some details are emerging on how several of NYC's big restaurateurs might absorb a raise in wages for tipped workers that's been proposed by Governor Cuomo's specially...Show More Summary

A former head of Goldman Sachs warned the Governor about corruption in New York before he died

Before he died on Feb. 7, former Goldman Sachs cochair John Whitehead was really worried about corruption at the highest levels of New York state government. In a letter written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Whitehead had expressed concern that...Show More Summary

What New York's Tipping Revolution Means For Diners

The proposed wage increase set in motion by the Wage Board and Governor Cuomo could spell big changes for city restaurants and the patrons who frequent them. If the so-called tip credit gets increased to $8.50 per hour for tipped laborers,...Show More Summary

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