Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate shown on public television. Tune into WMHT TV October 22, 2014 at 8pm.
Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott will appear together in the one hour debate, the only televised candidate contest of the 2014 governor’s race.
The November ballot includes a proposal for the state to borrow $2 billion dollars to spend on technology for school children, like computer tables. A fiscal watchdog group says it’s not a good way to finance the purchase of I-Pads.
The bond act would give New York State permission to borrow $2 billion dollars, primarily to invest in new technology for students in elementary and secondary schools, including I-Pads and other tablets. It would also include money for building more classrooms for expanded pre kindergarten.
In the final weeks before elections, Governor Cuomo has been promoting his memoir, and has announced travel plans to Puerto Rico. One thing he hasn’t been doing is running a typical campaign. And he’s said little about what he’ll do in the next four years.