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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stand side by side during a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on September 15, 2014 in New York. As chairman of the Republican Governor's Association , it may seem like a no-brainer that Gov. Chris Christie, R-New Jersey, would support Rob Astorino, the Republican challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York.
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Hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York. Opponents of gas drilling hope it will influence the general election, as well.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not expend much energy in fighting off Zephyr Teachout's quixotic primary campaign. Nor, truth be told, did he seem overly interested in defending his record from carping critics on his left.
A lawsuit filed in Buffalo Tuesday says the current formula is unconstitutional and that the state is falling short of its obligation to provide every student with a sound basic education. The state Supreme Court lawsuit names the state of New York, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state Assembly, Senate, budget office, Board of Regents and education commissioner.
The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected almost all of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge, announcing Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo's $511 million plan meet federal requirements. The decision scuttles Cuomo's plan to use the environmental funds to reduce the overall cost of the $3.9 billion bridge replacement, which environmental advocates had slammed as an improper use of money intended for drinking water, sewage and other water-related projects.
Public Advocate Letitia James said last night that she believed Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who won 62 percent of the vote against a badly underfunded opponent, finally "got the memo" about the importance of income inequality to New York voters. In April, Ms.
Gov. Chris Christie began the week holding hands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at an event in Jersey City before heading across the river to a press conference on homeland security with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. But Christie's Democratic Monday is not an indication of what he has planned for the rest of the week.
Tipped workers ask for a pay raise Tipped workers ask New York for a pay raise Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tYku9s Business groups have said proposed wage increases could backfire by raising labor costs and forcing employers to cut hours or positions Restaurant servers, busboys and other tipped workers in New York may get a raise from a little-known state board that will review whether to require their employers to pay the minimum wage. Under current law, restaurants, hotels and other employers can pay service workers less than the minimum wage as long as their tips make up the difference.
New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday. "We would be in a state of denial if we did not say with what's going on internationally that the risk of a threat to us has increased," Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters following the hourlong meeting in midtown Manhattan with Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan restored ahead of schedule and under budget rebuilt tunnel will better withstand future storms. Manhattan, NY - September 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today joined Metropolitan Transportation Authority leaders and elected officials from New York City to mark the restoration of normal R subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily captured the Democratic nomination for governor last week, a relatively strong showing by his progressive challenger in the primary could sustain a long-term effort to combat the state's implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the way it uses tests for K-12 accountability. Supporters of challenger Zephyr Teachout, along with Tim Wu, her running mate, who lost a separate Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, say that regardless of the results from the Sept.
Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks at a rally at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Church in Albany, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman kicked off his re-election campaign Sunday, flanked by a host of city Dems and labor leaders at a City Hall rally. "The response I'm getting as I move around the state is overwhelming," said Schneiderman, who faces Republican opponent John Cahill.
The Cuomo administration and the New York State Thruway Authority, still pre-election mum on their financial plan for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, are barreling ahead on building a joint headquarters for the Thruway Authority and the Department of Transportation.
The future of the Nevele gaming resort in Ellenville includes tearing down several buildings, new construction and restoring the tower where President Lyndon B. Johnson stayed while on vacation.
Lefty Dems bummed by Andrew Cuomo's win already have an anti-corporatist alternative. He's sharp, credentialed, and hiding in plain sight.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:21 am
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