New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swept past insurgent Democrat Cynthia Nixon to win nomination for a third time in his party’s primary on Thursday with 66 percent of the vote. Despite higher turnout, Nixon tallied roughly the same percentage as challenger Zephyr Teachout four years ago. Cuomo’s endorsed candidate for Attorney General, Letitia James, also […]
“It’s like the X Games, only with more brain damage.” Is there a comic other than Lewis Black who would describe an election that way? The “Miserable Jew” is back (as his branding suggests) with an epic 5-minute rant on the 2018 primaries, which he describes as a group of base-pandering politicians each trying to […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he would seek to ensure that women have access to late-term abortions in the state even if conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court remove federal legal guarantees in place since the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
Under Cuomo’s plan, which he called the first of its kind in the nation, the state would cover tuition for any student from a family earning less than $125,000 a year by 2019, a means-tested benchmark that coincided with one proposed by Hillary Clinton during her presidential bid.
“This is going to help hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, but this is going to do something else,” Governor Andrew Cuomo told a jubilant rally audience. “Because when New York acts, the rest of the states follow.”
When I met Mario Cuomo in the summer of 1978, he was already a celebrated public figure, if not yet a political powerhouse. We were at the Democratic state convention in Albany, where I was reporting for the Village Voice, and he was pondering an offer from New York governor Hugh Carey, then seeking re-election, to […]
By Shawn Boburg, The Record HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating a secret $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and Newark and handed over $10 million of public money to cover other debts. […]
by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica. This story was co-published with the Albany Times-Union and WNYC. New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration — which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history — has quietly adopted policies that allow it to purge the emails of tens of thousands of state employees, cutting off a key […]