Andrew Cuomo

Last month—just a couple of days after NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer provided a thorough accounting of the benefits of a $15 minimum wage in the 5 boroughs—Attorney General Eric Schneiderman laid out the case for how Governor Andrew Cuomo could raise wages for thousands of struggling New Yorkers...
05/07/2015
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In his State of the State yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out his plan to make the state a clean tech leader. Cuomo proposed extending a program to increase solar panel installations for homes and businesses and investing in an electric car network with statewide charging stations...
01/10/2013
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University of Pittsburgh economist Chris Briem is out with a post titled “Things That Make Libertarians Implode," on the new Census report showing there are 84,004 local governments in the United States. Chris is right that that’s a lot of government, but what’s interesting is how little...
09/11/2012
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering allowing hydraulic fracking on a limited basis in towns  that approve drilling for natural gas. New York currently has a temporary moratorium on all fracking while an environmental review is conducted. The Administration stressed that no final...
06/14/2012
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School in New York is probably going to get a little more dull. Yesterday the United Federation of Teachers and Governor Cuomo struck a compromise on the issue of teacher evaluations that will probably mean less focus on creative assignments and more on standardized testing. In a joint press...
02/17/2012
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If powerholders in the New York State government have any decency, they will “…spare New Yorkers further hypocrisy and keep to themselves ridiculous claims that their bold-faced power grab was done in the name of minority enfranchisement.” This is just one of the dozens of bitter...
01/27/2012
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Governor Cuomo take note. My colleague Meghan Groome of the New York Academy of Sciences made an important point today in an op-ed in Newsday. In Cuomo's state of the state address this week, he proposed an education commission to address teacher accountability, student achievement and management...
01/06/2012
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