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Legislation & Policy
2:22 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA rejects Cuomo plan for thruway bridge loan

The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s  clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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Legislation & Policy
1:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Supporters launch campaign for yes vote on redistricting ballot amendment

Supporters of a November ballot amendment on redistricting say it will help prevent rampant partisan Gerrymandering when the next district lines are drawn in the Senate and the Assembly. The groups Citizens Union and League of Women Voters are making voters aware of the amendment and giving them reasons why voters should approve the measure.

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Legislation & Policy
8:35 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Reform groups split on ballot amendment

Government reform groups are split over whether an amendment on the November ballot to change the way legislative district lines are drawn is an improvement, or will make only make gerrymandering worse.

On November 4, voters in New York will decide whether they want to amend the state’s constitution to change the way Senate and Assembly lines are drawn.

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Legislation & Policy
3:27 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Redistricting amendment language set, critics object

The state board of elections approved the language for a ballot amendment that would change the way redistricting  is done in New York. But not everyone is happy with the wording, or the amendment.

The November ballot amendment would permit the Senate and the Assembly to appoint members to what the amendment describes as an “independent” commission to redraw legislative district lines every ten years, as required by the census.

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Health & Environment
10:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge

A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.

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