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Legislation & Policy
10:11 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Cuomo faces deadline to choose high court nominee

Governor Cuomo has until the end of this week to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. His choices include the reappointment of a Republican woman judge who currently holds the seat,  and several Democratic alternatives. 

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Politics & Elections
1:12 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

NY, NJ governors announce stepped up police presence on public transit

Stepped up security at railroad and other mass transit systems was announced by Governor Cuomo and New Jersey’s Governor Christie, saying it’s “absolutely necessary” but no there’s specific terror threat.

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Legislation & Policy
1:45 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Is the November redistricting amendment a reform or step backward?

Reform groups are split over the merits of a November ballot item to change the way new legislative and congressional districts are drawn in New York.

Some groups see the amendment as an opportunity to finally end rampant gerrymandering of Senate and Assembly districts in New York.  But others fear it would just solidify legislative control of a process that allows legislative leaders to draw districts that suit their own political interests.

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Legislation & Policy
9:36 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Judge says redistricting proposal cannot be described on ballot as independent

A judge has ruled that the wording on a November ballot item making changes to New York‘s redistricting process is  biased, and must be altered before Election Day.

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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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