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What Is Fusion Voting And Why Is Cuomo Allegedly Trying To Kill It?

What Is Fusion Voting And Why Is Cuomo Allegedly Trying To Kill It?

(Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr) On Monday, the New York State Democratic Party, an entity largely controlled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, voted to endorse a radical reshaping New York election law. The party, now chaired by Cuomo...

Sources Say Cuomo Is Dividing Democrats On Driver's Licenses For Undocumented New Yorkers

Sources Say Cuomo Is Dividing Democrats On Driver's Licenses For Undocumented New Yorkers

Governor Cuomo at the 'Red Flag' gun control bill signing earlier this week (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced it would support granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Alphonso David, Cuomo’s counsel, said...

Report: Amazon Cuomo Begs Bezos To Give NYC One More Chance Baby Come ON

Report: Amazon Cuomo Begs Bezos To Give NYC One More Chance Baby Come ON

Governor Andrew Cuomo travels to closed Skyway Highway in Buffalo to view its condition and confronts truckers not adhering to Truck/Bus travel ban along the way. (Governor's Office) Did you think Governor Andrew Cuomo was going...

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the MTA everything from “diabolical” to a “disgrace,” but this is the year he’s taking action. Today he unveiled a 10-point plan to “transform” the MTA, raising...

Cuomo Seeks To Limit Mug Shot Releases To Thwart 'Internet Shaming Industry'

Cuomo Seeks To Limit Mug Shot Releases To Thwart 'Internet Shaming Industry'

Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2019 State of the State address. (Courtesy Governor Cuomo's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to curb the public release of mug shots, as well as booking information detailing what people were picked up...

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

Governor Cuomo announcing at a press conference in November that Amazon would come to Long Island City (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) There might have been a moment on Thursday afternoon when Governor...

NY's Rent Reform Battle Has Just Begun

NY's Rent Reform Battle Has Just Begun

Protesters marched during a snowstorm in November to demand tougher rent protections. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) ”Oh my god, not there!” That’s what Marlyn Gaston’s mother said, when Gaston told her she planned to move into...

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Protesters at last week's City Council hearing on the Amazon deal (John McCarten / City Council) In a move that could jeopardize the integrity of any future "HQ3" contest, Amazon is threatening to take its jobs...

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

(Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office Flickr) In his most full-throated takedown of the MTA to date, Cuomo mocked all aspects of the agency that he has essentially controlled for eight years at a speech to business leaders...

NYC Plan For Safe Injection Sites Faces Resistance From Cuomo, Trump

NYC Plan For Safe Injection Sites Faces Resistance From Cuomo, Trump

Protesters outside Governor Cuomo's office this past November (Courtesy Erik McGregor Photography) Supervised injection sites are poised to face their first legal test in the United States in a case that could set a precedent for...

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli deliver an update on state revenues and SALT (Governor's Office / Flickr) This week's surprise announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo was the alarming news that the state budget was...

Queens Senator Could Kill Cuomo's Amazon Deal: 'This Is Not A Dictatorship'

Queens Senator Could Kill Cuomo's Amazon Deal: 'This Is Not A Dictatorship'

In November, New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris, center, calls on supporters to remove the Amazon app from their phones and boycott the compony, as he address a coalition rally and press conference (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Aside...

Video: Governor Cuomo Personally Enforces Upstate Truck Driving Ban

Video: Governor Cuomo Personally Enforces Upstate Truck Driving Ban

"Buffalo, NY- Governor Andrew Cuomo travels to closed Skyway Highway in Buffalo to view its condition and confronts truckers not adhering to Truck/Bus travel ban along the way." (Governor's Office) While some other governors may see...

New York Legislature Passes Sweeping Gun Control Package

New York Legislature Passes Sweeping Gun Control Package

(Hans Pennink/AP/Shutterstock) It will soon be illegal for New York educators to carry firearms at school, thanks to a gun control package state legislators passed on Tuesday—the first the state has seen since 2013. Also included:...

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Sandra Lee flashes a peace sign at the New Paltz exit of the New York State Thruway as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launches the first-ever statewide breast cancer motorcycle ride ending at New York State DEC...

MTA Memo: Cuomo's L Train Plan Will Cause Crowding 'Greater Than Anything Ever Experienced'

MTA Memo: Cuomo's L Train Plan Will Cause Crowding 'Greater Than Anything Ever Experienced'

7 train delays cause massive backups in 2016 (Amha Mogus / Flickr) Just a few weeks ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo upended three years of transportation planning and shocked the city by announcing that L train service...

Cuomo Ally On MTA Board Will Unveil Secret Fare Hike Alternative Plan

Cuomo Ally On MTA Board Will Unveil Secret Fare Hike Alternative Plan

(Michael Dillingham / Flickr) With a subway and bus fare hike looming, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board was expected to vote on one of two fare increase options at its meeting Thursday, either a $3 base...

Cuomo Signs Historic Abortion Law, Celebrates By Turning One WTC Pink

Cuomo Signs Historic Abortion Law, Celebrates By Turning One WTC Pink

Sarah Weddington (left), the attorney who represented "Jane Roe" in Roe v. Wade, sits with Governor Andrew Cuomo as he signs the RHA. Behind them are Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and...

Cuomo's Plan To Legalize Marijuana: 'The Devil's In The Details'

Cuomo's Plan To Legalize Marijuana: 'The Devil's In The Details'

Marijuana plants grow in Massachusetts, which recently legalized cannabis (Steven Senne/AP/Shutterstock) Less than two years ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo said that marijuana was a "gateway drug" and that he could not support legalizing it. Last week,...

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates his use of a magnetic wand at the 9th Avenue subway station on the D Line in Sunset Park (Governor's Flickr) On Thursday night, two weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his...

De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a crackdown on the illegal use of e-bikes in New York City on Thursday October 19, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photography Office) The first full year of Mayor...

L Train Un-Shutdown: What The Hell Is Going On?

L Train Un-Shutdown: What The Hell Is Going On?

Photo from 2018 (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Given that the MTA Board governs the MTA, you’d have hoped that Tuesday’s emergency board meeting to discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to avert a 15-month shut down of...

In State Of The State Address, Cuomo Predicts Legalizing Cannabis Will Generate $300 Million For NY

In State Of The State Address, Cuomo Predicts Legalizing Cannabis Will Generate $300 Million For NY

(Courtesy Governor Cuomo's Office) Little by little, he’s getting more specific. For weeks, if not months, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been crowing that New York was “already the most progressive state in the nation”...

L Train Emergency Meeting Liveblog: MTA Chairman Won't Say Whether Plan Is A Done Deal

L Train Emergency Meeting Liveblog: MTA Chairman Won't Say Whether Plan Is A Done Deal

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Less than two weeks ago, when Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to cancel the L train shutdown, he helpfully suggested that the MTA board should probably have an...

Cuomo Wants More Speed Cameras In NYC But Won't Relinquish State Control

Cuomo Wants More Speed Cameras In NYC But Won't Relinquish State Control

Amy Cohen, a founding member of Families for Safe Streets, at a rally to save speed cameras this past summer (Kevin Coughlin / Governor's Office) The city's school speed camera program is currently operating on a...

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

Novel Idea For Reforming Albany: A Real 'Shitload Of Trouble' For Ethics Violations

On June 6, 2011, Governor Cuomo announced a package of ethics reform legislation that would create JCOPE, with then-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Years later, both Silver and Skelos would be...

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

Andy Byford on The Brian Lehrer Show at The Greene Space Two days after saying he supported NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's surprise variation on an L train shutdown plan, but added that he won't be "steamrolled"...

Cuomo Makes Cringeworthy #MeToo 'Joke' Then Says He Was 'Assaulted' By Press

Cuomo Makes Cringeworthy #MeToo 'Joke' Then Says He Was 'Assaulted' By Pressvideo

(Gov. Cuomo's flickr) Wednesday was a historic day for women in NY politics: Andrea Stewart-Cousins was installed as NY State’s first female majority leader in the state Senate, sworn in by the female state chief judge,...

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

On November 7, 2012, crews work to repair circuits for pump motor controllers in the L train tunnel that were damaged by seawater during Hurricane Sandy. (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann) Since...

Cuomo Reveals How One Angry Man Made Him Rethink This Entire L Train Shutdown Thing

Cuomo Reveals How One Angry Man Made Him Rethink This Entire L Train Shutdown Thing

Governor Cuomo makes his L train announcement next to Mary Boyce, the dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, and Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert dean of Engineering at...

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