Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying, and even racism.
Governor Cuomo , a Democrat, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott talked about hydrofracking, legalizing marijuana and, being in Buffalo- the Bills football team.
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.