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10:17 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Senate to form another coalition government

The leader of the Senate Republicans says his members will once again join forces with a group of breakaway Democrats to rule the Senate come January. Senator Dean Skelos says his members also want a pay raise.

Republicans won a bare majority of 32 seats in the 2014 elections, and GOP Leader Dean Skelos, following a two hour closed door meeting with his republican members, says the GOP will once again form a coalition government with leader of the Independent Democrats, Senator Jeff Klein.

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Politics & Elections
2:14 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Senate to miss deadline to approve court pick

The New York Senate will likely miss a deadline to approve Governor Cuomo’s latest choice for the state’s high court. As a result, there will be six judges instead of seven on the court come December.

The vacancy on the state’s highest court is occurring  because the 14 year term of Judge Victoria Graffeo expires at the end of November. Graffeo, a widely respected Republican chosen by former Governor George Pataki,  could have served for eight more years before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70, had Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, chosen to reappoint her.

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Politics & Elections
8:42 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Green Party candidate not going away

The Green Party candidate for governor, Howie Hawkins, says he’s not going away now that elections are over, and intends to continue to draw attention to issues like raising the minimum wage and build his party.

Hawkins says the Greens, who were the only party to gain voters in the elections, intends to build their membership in the coming months. Hawkins says 70% of voters did not bother coming to the polls, and he sees potential in the disaffected electorate.

“Those are the future Green voters,” Hawkins said. “That’s the way we’re looking at it.”

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Politics & Elections
2:41 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Election Day recap and analysis

Another Election Day is in the books.

Now comes the analysis.

Bill Hammond of The Daily News and Karen DeWitt of New York Public Radio join Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler to discuss the results from Tuesday and the tangled web of possible ramifications. Watch the full discussion above.

Legislation & Policy
10:45 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Election over, will Cuomo decide on fracking?

Now that elections are over, supporters and opponents of hydrofracking are wondering what will be Governor Andrew Cuomo’s next move on the long stalled gas drilling process in New York State.

New York has had a defacto moratorium on fracking for several years. Most recently Governor Cuomo has said he’s awaiting results of an over two years long health review being conducted by his administration.

During a debate in October, Cuomo said the review would finally be completed by the end of the calendar year.

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