Andrew Cuomo

Tesla Has Stiffed New York State On The Riverbend Factory

We complete our chronicle of how New York State has spent $750 million taxpayer dollars for almost nothing in return.<p>With Silevo and its technology …

Autos

Cuomo to call back Legislature to push de Blasio school control

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo plans to call the Legislature back to the Capitol as early as Wednesday to consider a one-year extension of the law giving Mayor …

New York City

Andrew Cuomo Is Hiding from NYC's Subway Nightmare

The real reason the country's largest subway became such a total disaster.<p>What do you do when your political brand is based on old-school competence, but you literally can't keep the trains running on time? For New York governor Andrew Cuomo, presiding over a subway system that's become a total …

Democrats

Cuomo’s Deployment of Troopers in City Frustrates Police Leaders

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has embarked on an unprecedented campaign to put the stamp of the State Police on New York City, rerouting troopers to city airports and toll plazas from upstate areas that rely on them and bewildering some of the officials charged with carrying out his orders.<p>The deployment of …

New York City

Governor Cuomo Unveils Design for Rainbow Light-Filled Monument to the LGBTQ Community

Art World<p>Anthony Goicolea creates a space filled with "light, color and hope" on the Hudson River.<p>,<p>Just in time for New York City’s Pride weekend and …

Democrats

First U.S. pride parades under Trump spotlight resistance to new threats to gay rights

NEW YORK—Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on …

LGBTQ

New York celebrates pride in historic birthplace of march as LGBT parties take place across the US

LGBTQ

Historic New York covered bridge rebuilt

A historic covered bridge near New York's Catskill Mountains has received a $2.6 million makeover.<p>Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the …

Travel

Cuomo eyes possible county tax to offset $2.3B Medicaid hit

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is set to propose a tax on counties that would take effect if Congress enacts a health care provision to shift the $2.3 billion …

New York City

48th NYC Pride March Set To Step Off

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Security will be on high alert Sunday as the largest LGBT pride parade in the world steps off in Midtown.<p>Mayor Bill de …

LGBTQ

How safe and sanitary is ‘body art’? Laws regulating tattoos, piercing vary widely.

Anyone who goes into a tattoo parlor in North Carolina can be assured that it has a permit from the state health department and that inspectors have checked the premises for safe and sanitary conditions. But go for a body piercing in the state and there’s no such protection. A state law, approved …

Tattoos

NY Gov. Cuomo launches voter registration drive at state Pride march

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and the New York Democratic Party will begin a summer-long voter registration effort at the Pride march in Albany on …

Government

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces New Struggles to Move Albany

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pledge to make government work and his knack for easing partisan gridlock are facing new headwinds ahead of his re-election campaign next year.<p>Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, ended his seventh legislative session last week with important matters unresolved and lawmakers pointing fingers. …

Government

In New York City’s subway system, a summer of hell

When Michael Sciaraffo stepped into an F train earlier this month in lower Manhattan, he experienced a form of irritation familiar to most New Yorkers: On a steamy evening, the air conditioning in the packed subway car wasn’t working. He resigned himself to an uncomfortable commute home to Brooklyn.<p>…

MTA

Celebrating Diversity As Our Greatest Strength This Pride

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, at the historic Stonewall Inn, LGBTQ patrons stood up against the police raids to which they had regularly been subjected and fought for equality, sparking the modern LBGTQ rights movement.<p>On the same day, 46 years later and in the same location, I had the honor …

LGBTQ

Gay Pride is Out in Full Force | Times Square Chronicles

Gay Pride is Out in Full Force<p>Don’t forget to join the march Sunday at noon, Fifth Avenue & 36th Street. Absolutely everyone is welcome. Since its …

LGBTQ

Want to rid New York of corruption? Follow these steps

What would New York State politics look like with less corruption? Maybe we’ll find out once Preet Bharara’s book hits the shelves.<p>President Donald …

Preet Bharara

The state of the New York subway: transit experts weigh in

How did the subway get to its current state of crisis?<p>Every day, it seems as though there’s another instance in which the New York City subway fails massively—and, impossibly, the aftermath of those problems also seems to be getting worse. Perhaps you heard about the ride in which a train was …

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, After Denying He Controls It And Asking To Control It: 'Who Knows' Who Controls The MTA

Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down Thursday on his request to "control" the MTA Board, which by all accounts he already controls with a plurality of …

New York City

Editorial: Senate bill ignores the goal of improving health

There’s a reason why government officials like to operate in secrecy: They’re afraid of what will happen if the public finds out what they’re up …

Health Care

New York political and health care leaders denounce Senate Republican health care bill

Almost as soon as Senate Republicans released their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday, New York's leaders in politics and health care …

Health Care

In Scott Walker's Wisconsin, the First Amendment Only Applies to Certain People

Meanwhile, there's a battle brewing in New York City between the state's top Democrats.<p><i>Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post:</i><p><i>Our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where half-wracked prejudice</i> …

U.S. Politics

MTA head won’t be working full-time to fix subway system

The man tapped to fix the failing MTA was reluctant to take the job — and won’t dedicate all of his time to the task.<p>“Joe Lhota didn’t say yes until …

New York City

Albany Caps Off Year From Hell By Picking On NYC Schoolkids

In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, Albany, as it often does, bent to the will of Governor Andrew Cuomo. If there’s one ironclad …

New York City

New M.T.A. Chairman Is the Right Choice for a Tough Job

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the right call this week when he named Joseph Lhota, a capable administrator, as chairman of the beleaguered Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has been without a permanent leader since January. Mr. Lhota and Mr. Cuomo now need to come up with a credible plan to fix …

Opinion

Gov. Cuomo bemoans failure of child victims act

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's disappointed lawmakers have ended their session without loosening the statute of limitations for molestation to …

Democrats

‘He’s wrong, and he can’t count’: Cuomo on de Blasio over MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slapped back at Mayor Bill de Blasio for asserting that he controls the MTA — and should be held accountable for the …

New York City

Who Runs the MTA?

Subway riders stuck on yet another delayed train may be skeptical of a new explanation that New York governor Andrew Cuomo offered on Tuesday: that …

Government

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Just Signed an Anti-Child Marriage Law

Ready for this insane statistic? According to Pew Research Center, child marriage is allowed in 36 states, where there is no restriction on how young a child can marry with the permission of a judge. However, thanks to a new bill in the state of New York, that law will change.<p>On Tuesday, New York …

Rights & Freedoms

Canada’s Trump Strategy: Go Around Him

TORONTO — As President Trump disrupts alliances across the map, nearly every level of government in Canada has taken on new duties in a quietly audacious campaign to cajole, contain and if necessary coerce the Americans.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s strategy for managing Mr. Trump is unlike …

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