Preview: 1982 Democratic primary: Koch-Cuomo III

This week on New York NOW we take a look back at one of the most entertaining political battles of the 20th Century.
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Wayne Barrett reflects on his decades covering Donald Trump

http://video.wmht.org/video/2365748756/ No one has covered real estate mogul and now leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump longer than Wayne Barrett.
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Karen DeWitt

  There’s more evidence that the Presidential race may be effecting which party controls the State Senate.

An ethics reform measure approved by the legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by Governor Cuomo. And some good government groups say- it shouldn’t.

Karen DeWitt

A new Siena College poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 30 points in the Presidential race in New York.  It could be good news for Democrats in the state Senate.

The state’s education commissioner, Mary Ellen Elia says she’s fighting a proposal by her predecessor, now the federal education secretary, John King, to punish schools with a high opt out rate from the standardized tests.

The New York State Senate is expected to soon announce a date for a hearing on how the Cuomo Administration handled drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls. It comes as new studies out this week show more harmful effects from exposure to the chemical PFOA, on mothers and their children.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has not been getting along with other Democrats in the state this summer.

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Governor Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s Comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that a new company has agreed to take over the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power plant in Oswego and keep it running.  It’s part of the governor’s strategy for 50 percent of the state’s power to come from renewable energy by 2030.

Karen DeWitt

A commission is considering granting as much as a 47% pay raise for state lawmakers, and the proposal is generating some backlash, including, from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Education groups, dismayed by the federal education secretary’s threat to punish schools in New York with high opt-out rates for standardized tests, say he’s re-igniting controversy that state education officials have been trying to calm for the past year.

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