Tag: Cuomo, Andrew M

The Governor, the Seneca Nation and the Completely Rotten Highway

CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION, N.Y. — If ever you wanted a tangible symbol of the execrable relationship between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York’s largest Native American tribe, it is the three miles of cracked, rutted and completely rotten highway running through this lakeside reservation. The highway, Interstate 90, is so deteriorated that federal authorities […]

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New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

Amid a surge of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The governor’s action comes days after President Trump announced an effort to ban similar vaping products on a federal level. If […]

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The Subway Is No Longer a Daily Disaster. But Can It Be Great Again?

It was only two years ago that New York City’s subway fell into such a dire crisis that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took the extraordinary step of declaring a state of emergency, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the system and hiring one of the world’s most respected transit leaders. The subway has rebounded […]

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Bloomberg Takes on Vaping After Giving $1 Billion to Fight Tobacco

Michael R. Bloomberg, who has committed nearly $1 billion to aid anti-tobacco efforts, is now stepping into the campaign to combat vaping, announcing a $160 million push to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said that his Bloomberg Philanthropies would aim to ban the flavored e-cigarettes in at least […]

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Better Government for New York

New York this fall has the best chance in years to adopt a strong system of public financing. Done right, this new policy could increase competition and amplify the voices of small donors in elections. That is, if career politicians don’t kill it first. Candidates who choose to participate in public financing programs receive a […]

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Why the Internet Thinks Cuomo Rigged N.Y.’s License Plate Contest

ALBANY — It seemed, at first glance, to be an innocuous idea. Late last month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that he would sponsor a “statewide survey” to allow New York State residents to vote on the design for new license plates, featuring a number of landmarks. Four of the five options were strikingly similar: […]

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10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Even as states across the country have legalized marijuana, potentially opening the door to a multibillion dollar industry, the impact of marijuana criminalization is still being felt by people — mostly black and Hispanic — whose records are marked […]

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Hate Those Floating Digital Billboards? New York Just Banned Them

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Depending on your point of view, they are either miracles of modern marketing or a heinous eyesore on the city’s waterways. Either way, the digital billboards that had been plowing the East and Hudson Rivers over the last several […]

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New York Moves to Classify Killings Fueled by White Supremacy as Domestic Terrorism

Expressing deep concern about violence tied to white supremacy and other forms of bigotry, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed on Thursday to make New York the first state to classify “hate-fueled” killings as domestic terrorism. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, unveiled the proposal in a speech, almost two weeks after back-to-back massacres in El Paso, Tex., […]

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Abuse Victim’s 3 Billboards Called for Stronger Laws. Then the State Showed Up.

When Kat Sullivan rented a billboard last year in upstate New York to call for stronger protections against child sex abusers, she believed she was engaging in the democratic process, using her own time and money to make her voice as an abuse survivor heard. So she was shocked when state regulators afterward sent her […]

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Teachers Barred From Carrying Guns in New York Schools

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., President Trump embraced a proposal to arm teachers as a way to prevent further mass shootings in schools. His support for the idea, which […]

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Cut New York Politicians’ Financial Ties to Business

What’s worse? That Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted millions of dollars in campaign contributions from people who win or seek contracts from New York state agencies — or that his practice is perfectly legal? It may seem like a tough call, but we’ll go with the latter, since the same practice is considered acceptable by […]

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A Luxury Box at Citi Field, an M.T.A. Contract and $188,000 for Cuomo

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Months after landing its first job in nearly a decade on the New York City subway, a Long Island construction firm hosted an intimate fund-raiser in its luxury suite at Citi Field for a special guest: Gov. Andrew M. […]

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Cuomo Said Contractors Benefit From the M.T.A., but So Does Cuomo

Weather: Mostly sunny, then a slight chance of thunderstorms after noon. The mercury should be around 90. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageCreditRichard Drew/Associated Press One of the most recent examples came during a radio interview last month, when he said the M.T.A. has “an incestuous relationship” with “bad contractors” that profit off […]

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Cuomo Says Progressives Have It All Wrong: ‘I Am the Left’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — After a six-month show of Democratic force ushered a raft of liberal legislation through the State Capitol this year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo faced a political conundrum. It was, in Mr. Cuomo’s words, “the most successful legislative […]

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The Sad Lesson From California

After more than a decade of contentious debate, New York has passed a law that entitles farmworkers to basic rights that most workers take for granted — the right to earn overtime, have a day off, collect unemployment insurance and join a union. The law corrects injustices that date back to the exclusion of farmworkers […]

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The Power Went Out. Where Was de Blasio?

In a union hall lobby in Waterloo, Iowa, Mayor Bill de Blasio slouched down into a corner, his presidential stump speech safely delivered, but with a more pressing issue at hand. About 1,000 miles away, large swaths of Manhattan’s West Side were still enveloped in darkness by a massive power failure, and Mr. de Blasio […]

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A Bill Could Decide the Queens D.A. Race. Why Hasn’t Cuomo Signed It?

ALBANY — The Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, now enmeshed in a lengthy recount and possibly lengthier court battle, could have another nexus, 150 miles away in the State Capitol. That is where a bill that could help requalify dozens of invalidated ballots awaits Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature. The measure is intended to […]

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