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Legislation & Policy
3:57 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Watchdog warns against ed Bond Act

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.
 

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Politics & Elections
3:55 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Cuomo light on details for next four years

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.
 

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Politics & Elections
2:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014

Politics & Elections
4:26 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Cuomo's new women's political party serves multiple purposes

Governor Cuomo is making women’s rights a central focus of his campaign, focusing on an abortion rights provision. The issue serves multiple purposes for the governor.

Twice now, Governor Cuomo boarded a bus with his running mate Kathy Hochul, and several other leading female politicians, and rode to rallies upstate in New York City and Long Island.

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Politics & Elections
4:51 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Formerly stay at home Governor Cuomo to make third out of state trip

Governor Cuomo says he plans to visit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before Election Day.

Cuomo, speaking after marching in the Columbus Day parade, says he wants to make a trip to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the next couple of weeks.

“I’d like to get there before Election Day,” Cuomo said. “As a sign of respect to those two communities that I’ve worked with for a very long time.”

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