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  • How Did NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Make $783,000 In Royalties From A Book That Sold Only 3,200 Copies?

    04/23/2017 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    IBT ^ | 04/19/17 | LYDIA O'NEAL
    Fox News Channel parent News Corporation may be wrapped up in the sexual harassment accusations surrounding host Bill O’Reilly, but the company is facing another long-running scandal involving what appear to be exuberant payments to a Democrat — payments that occurred even as News Corp. was lobbying the New York State executive branch, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees.
  • Getaway Driver in Fatal 1981 Armored Car Robbery Denied Parole

    04/22/2017 7:46:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    NY1 ^ | 21 April 2017 | NY1
    Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a fatal armored car robbery in 1981, has been denied parole, despite support from Governor Andrew Cuomo for her release. Four months ago, Cuomo sparked controversy after he commuted Clark's life sentence, allowing the former revolutionary to seek early release for her role in the botched robbery of a Brinks truck in Rockland County. After the ruling, he released a statement saying Clark deserved the opportunity to make her case and he respects the parole board's decision. Clark has served more than 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for her role in the shooting,...
  • Some Dems think they’ve found the perfect person to challenge Trump in 2020

    04/16/2017 5:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 16, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Immediately following Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat against Donald Trump in November, many in the Democratic Party suggested the DNC failed because it chose a well-connected, corrupt, establishment candidate in an election cycle that heavily favored political outsiders. Consequently, many in the Democratic Party called on DNC leaders to find and promote candidates that could better represent middle-class working Americans. However, the early front-runner in the 2020 race to be Clinton’s successor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), seems to fit the establishment mold much closer than the kind of candidate you would expect a party to pick that’s looking to...
  • State pols reject Gov. Cuomo's e-cigarette liquid tax plan

    04/16/2017 6:21:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/10/2017 | Glenn Blain
    ALBANY — Thanks to the new state budget, electronic cigarette users can puff away without the tax man taking a drag. Despite an alarming surge in e-cigarette use by high school students, state lawmakers — at the urging of the GOP-controlled Senate — rejected Gov. Cuomo’s plan to tax the liquid used in the devices and tighten restrictions on their use, advocates charged Monday. Cuomo’s proposals were mysteriously left out of the budget approved by the Senate and Assembly over the weekend. “The Senate Republicans picked big tobacco over public health,” said Bill Sherman, vice president for government relations at...
  • The Cuomo College Fiasco

    04/14/2017 2:16:04 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2017 | By David Brooks
    The award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo presides over a state with a rich diversity of educational institutions. But he also presides over a state, like all states, where many students don’t complete college and where many are unprepared for the information economy. For example, fewer than half of the African-American and Hispanic students in New York public colleges graduate within six years. Cuomo could have done many things to improve New York’s higher ed system. He could have poured all available money into the Tuition Assistance Program,...
  • [Hillary] Clinton lauds free NY tuition plan as progressive first

    04/13/2017 9:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | The Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Hillary Clinton says she hopes the free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers last week will lead other states to follow suit. The former Democratic presidential nominee rallied with Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City for a ceremonial bill signing of the scholarship for poor and middle class students....
  • NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

    04/09/2017 7:32:41 PM PDT · by BAW · 61 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 4-9-2017 | Anna Gronewold and David Klepper
    New York would be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget set for passage in Albany. The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered. Cuomo said Sunday that the tuition plan, which his office has estimated to cost $163 million, is a national first.
  • New York state budget talks collapse

    New York state budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late. Members of the Senate and Assembly insist they were close to an agreement and hoped to pass a budget this week after blowing past a Saturday deadline. Those hopes eroded Wednesday night after the Democratic governor summoned reporters to his office to say that while he would continue to negotiate, there was no final agreement. Less than an hour later the Senate walked...
  • CNN’s Cuomo full throttle defense of Susan Rice: “fake scandal being peddled by right-wing media”

    04/04/2017 6:21:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    Move over, Democrats. There’s a new opposition party in town. And its name is CNN. Opening his show this morning with a discussion of the emerging controversy over the unmasking of the names of Trump associates in intelligence intercepts, Chris Cuomo said, “so President Trump wants you to believe that he is the victim of a ‘crooked scheme.’ Those are his words. And here are our words: there is no evidence of any wrongdoing.” So it’s Trump’s words vs. “our words.” As if Trump and CNN are two opposing political movements. View the video here.
  • New York’s first government shutdown looms as lawmakers fail to agree on budget

    04/02/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 2, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain
    ALBANY — New York edged closer to its first-ever government shutdown Sunday as lawmakers struggled — once again — to reach agreement on a new spending plan. With the state entering its second day without a budget in place, legislative leaders said negotiations with Gov. Cuomo made progress but final agreements were elusive. As it has been all week, a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 remained the critical stumbling block.
  • California, NY vow to fill climate-change void left by Trump

    03/28/2017 4:48:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 7:22 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump’s executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry. Democratic Govs. Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a joint statement that they will help fill the void left by Trump’s decision to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. “With or without Washington, we will work with our partners throughout the world to aggressively fight climate change and protect our future,” the governors wrote. […] The governors...
  • CNN’s Cuomo: Obama EPA Regs Key to Keep US “from looking like Shanghai”

    03/28/2017 5:51:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hot stock tip: invest in companies producing anti-smog surgical masks. That is, if you buy into Chris Cuomo’s environmental alarmism. On CNN this morning, the panel discussed the Trump admin’s announcement yesterday that it plans to roll back some of the Obama-era EPA regs viewed as overly restrictive on the coal industry. Cuomo claimed that the Obama regs are “seen as key to keeping the United States from looking like Shanghai in terms of blowing all kinds of black smoke into the air.” View the video here.
  • Rich New Yorkers Ask State to Raise Their Taxes

    03/22/2017 2:59:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state. "Now is the time to invest in the long-term economic viability of New York," the letter reads. "We need to invest in pathways out of poverty and up the economic ladder for all of our fellow citizens, including strong public...
  • How this tax could make NY a no-go for tech startups

    03/21/2017 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 198ml · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/17 | Julie Samuels
    New York state leads in many things: fashion, finance, food, media, museums — all of which helps attract people and businesses and creates the state’s vibrant and diverse economy. And yet, if Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets his way, New York will lead in another way: Enacting a foolish internet-marketplace tax that’ll hurt the state’s attractiveness to businesses. New York already collects taxes on internet-marketplace sales — like those on Etsy, eBay and Amazon — when those sales occur between a New York seller and a New York buyer. It makes sense because these sales are essentially the same as the...
  • Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides [NY]

    03/19/2017 11:36:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 12:20 AM EDT | Anna Gronewold
    Advocates for the disabled, elderly and chronically ill in New York are concerned the state’s move to a $15 minimum wage could deepen a shortage of home health aides. More than 180,000 Medicaid patients in New York are authorized to receive long-term, in-home care, the most in the state’s history. But there are increasingly too few aides to go around, especially in the state’s remote, rural areas. …
  • Cuomo Faces Tricky Choice: Protect Immigrants or Bow to Unions?

    03/16/2017 9:30:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    The Observer ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Brian Sampson
    Gov. Cuomo has sworn to protect New York’s immigrants, no matter what the cost. So why are some of his allies turning them over for deportation? New reporting revealed that construction unions closely tied to the governor are leading an effort to report and deport undocumented immigrants in upstate New York. In fact, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters is openly boasting about its tactics in Buffalo, which have already led to several raids and arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “The carpenters union devotes a lot of money and resources to this,” said Bill Bing, an official for...
  • Cuomo takes key step toward launching presidential campaign

    03/13/2017 5:57:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2017 | Aaron Short
    Gov. Cuomo has hired two Florida fundraisers, a sign he’s building a national network to launch a presidential bid, sources told The Post. The two consultants — one is former Hillary Clinton money man Jon Adrabi — will help plan events and build relationships with Democratic donors in the key swing state, sources said.
  • Cuomo Absent From CNN After Transgender Comments

    02/24/2017 9:42:51 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    CNN's Chris Cuomo was absent Friday from "New Day," the morning show he usually co-anchors, following comments he made on social media about intolerance toward transgender people. David Gregory filled in for Cuomo. Cuomo spent hours the previous day fighting people on Twitter over whether there is a danger in allowing people to use the public restroom of their choice, depending on which gender they identify as. "What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?" one person said to Cuomo. He replied, "I wonder if she is the problem or...
  • Chris Cuomo is absent from CNN after 12-year girls and penises tweet

    02/24/2017 11:01:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 87 replies
    Blasting News ^ | 24 February 2017 | Mark Whittington
    CNN talking head has become entangled in the transgendered bathroom wars The tendency of Twitter to make someone tweet something alarming and offensive has entangled #Chris Cuomo, a #Talking Head on #CNN. Weighing in on the transgender bathroom wars. Cuomo, the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and brother of the current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was asked the following question on Twitter, “What do you tell a 12-year-old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?" Cuomo, without missing a beat, replied, “I wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant...
  • Cuomo warns state agencies to start pumping out good news

    02/24/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | February 22, 2017 | 12:05am | By Carl Campanile
    Gov. Cuomo’s office has warned public-relations officers at 55 state agencies to start churning out a lot more good news about the administration — or else Cuomo’s communications director, James Allen, delivered the stern message in a conference call last week, leaving some of the agency officials rattled. “If you don’t generate more press releases . . . changes will be made!” Allen declared He singled out some low-performing state agencies by name.