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CUNY, pressured by Cuomo, shakes up staff after scandal

CUNY heads are rolling as the governor tightens his grip on the city’s public college system. City College President Lisa Coico stepped down in October amid a New York Times probe of her use of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Airbnb Has Settled Its Lawsuit Against The City

The city reached an agreement on Friday with Airbnb regarding a lawsuit the company filed after Governor Cuomo signed a law that made thousands of the New York City listings on the website illegal. [ more › ]

Cuomo Adds to His Wish List as State Legislators Seek a Raise

The governor has given a list of policy demands to lawmakers, who are considering holding a special legislative session in December to increase their salary.

State Legislators May Give Themselves A Raise For All Their Great Work This Year

State legislators might have a pay raise on the table, provided that they also pass some other legislation that Governor Cuomo is asking them to pass, including a series of ethics reforms. Or, depending on who you believe, that's not the case at all and Albany legislators would never dream of such a pay-for-play scenario. [ more › ]

Melania Trump Change.Org Petition Gets 43,000 Facebook Likes: New Yorkers Refuse To Pay $1 Million A Day For Trump’s Wife To Live In Trump Tower

There is a Change.org petition getting plenty of buzz on Wednesday, November 30, and Melania Trump is the focus of the petition. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are the intended recipients of the petition. Titled “New Yorkers are refusing to pay over $1 M a day for Trump’s wife to live in... Show More Summary

Statement by The Nature Conservancy on New York State addressing ocean acidification

The Nature Conservancy applauds Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for creating an Ocean Acidification Task Force. Albany, NY | November 29, 2016The Nature Conservancy in New York released the following statement from Stuart F. Show More Summary

New York creates ocean acidification task force

Governor Cuomo has given fresh hope to all of us who use and love New York’s ocean by signing into law A. 10264/ S. 7908, which establishes a state ocean acidification task force. Awareness of the impacts of ocean acidification – the so-called “evil twin” of global warming – is just beginning, but we know: Acidic water […]

Tesla Contractors Haven't Been Paid In Months Due To New York State Corruption Charges

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Two aides close to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and six others involved in the state’s plan to bring Tesla’s solar panel manufacturing to Buffalo, New York have been charged with corruption, halting payment to the factory’s construction contractors for months. Read more...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Doubles Down Against Hate Crimes

Following the recent uptick in hate crimes across the nation, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced several actions to protect the civil rights of New Yorkers, including those in the LGBTQ community. Cuomo plans on creating a State...Show More Summary

Governor Cuomo Announces Milestone Reached in LIRR's Main Line Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the MTA has reached a major milestone to improve transit service, safety and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Long Island commuters and residents.

Author Diagnoses Himself With ‘Post-Trump Stress Disorder,’ Dies Days Later

last weekNews : Mediaite

In his life, he was an editor, a CEO, a freelancer, an author, and even a speechwriter for New York's Governor Mario Cuomo.

Cuomo Seizes On City College Scandal to Revive Push to Revamp CUNY

A letter on behalf of the recently departed president of the school blaming top administrators for a scandal she is ensnared in seems to have energized the governor’s ethics campaign.

Newsday Backs AET Plans, Urges Toll Reductions and “Fairness” on Some NY City Bridges

Newsday editors cheer New York Governor Cuomo’s plans to eliminate toll gates on the 10 bridges and tunnels operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and urge the state to expand the boom in all-electronic tolling. “Get really serious about reducing traffic, pollution and fuel. Show More Summary

Ex-Cuomo aide, others indicted in New York bribery case

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A former top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is among eight men who have been indicted in a bribery and fraud case tied to efforts to spur the upstate economy, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Joseph Percoco, a former executive deputy secretary to Cuomo, was indicted by a federal grand...

While Cuomo Pushes To Renew 421-A Tax Break, NYC Landlords Keep Abusing It

While Governor Andrew Cuomo takes steps to renew the controversial 421-a developer tax abatement on terms satisfactory to construction unions and the real estate industry, city and state regulators are continuing to grapple with New York City building owners who benefit from the tax break while flouting the law. [ more › ]

New York State is Perfecting Governor Andrew Cuomo Cronyism

Government corruption increases as the size of government increases. The bigger the government’s checkbook and regulatory hammers – the more people will try to bribe politicians to direct where the checks and hammers fall. This is cronyism. Show More Summary

NY governor creates anti-hate-crime initiative

Citing an "ugly" and "divisive" presidential election, Andrew Cuomo said the new police unit would protect civil rights.

Cuomo Says Election Caused a ‘Social Crisis,’ Creates Anti-Hate Crimes Force

“If there is a move to deport immigrants, then I say start with me,” said the governor.

NY's Cuomo Launches Rights Initiative in Response to Post-Election 'Social Crisis'

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday launched an initiative to combat hate crimes and protect civil rights, saying the divisive U.S. presidential campaign had prompted a wave of disturbing incidents across the state and the country. In...Show More Summary

New York Governor orders creation of an anti-hate crime unit post-election.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Sunday morning in a statement made at Abysinnian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he is ordering the creation of a special police unit tasked with addressing the rise in hate crime that has occurred since the election. Show More Summary

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