Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Cuomo’

Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

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fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&hellip
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The Tech Effect: New York Looks To High-Tech To Boost Upstate Region

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing for high-tech investment in New York, has touted the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. (Photos from College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering) New York City isn’t the only part of the state that has been attracting a growing number of high-tech companies. In upstate areas struggling to rebound from the recession and recover from the longer-term decline in manufacturing, the state has been recruiting companies like Yahoo! and IBM to add or expand operations, create new jobs [&hellip
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Cuomo’s Hydo-Fracking Decision Imminent

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Governon Cuomo. Photo by azipaybarah, via Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Following the completion of a Department of Environmental Conservation environmental impact study, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to decide this week whether or not to allow natural gas companies to extract gas by hydro-fracking, a drilling technique that blasts a high-pressure mix of water, chemicals and other materials deep underground [&hellip
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No Fire and Brimstone Ending

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan by Alan Chartock Conservative predictions about gay marriage haven’t come true What was all the fuss about? Gays and lesbians wanted to marry. You’d have thought the world was going to explode. Nothing made for better news copy. Some evangelicals literally raised hell; we were Sodom and Gomorrah. God would punish us. Leviticus in the [&hellip
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Veil of Secrecy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

chartock Cuomo is dedicated to anything but transparency By Alan S. Chartock You cannot have democracy without good information. How are any of us expected to vote intelligently if we don’t know what is going on? Andrew Cuomo campaigned for office on a platform of transparency in government. As attorney general, he employed Blair Horner to [&hellip
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Nod and a Wink on Pay Raises

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alan By Alan Chartock Cuomo will horse trade with legislators Like most of us, politicians prefer to avoid pain—they’d much prefer to take the easy route than tackle the tough issues. Here are a couple of examples. The Legislature has gone along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tough fiscal regimen on its agencies and citizens. Tax caps, [&hellip
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James Carville Sees Andrew Cuomo As “Front and Center” in 2016 Presidential Election

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

James Carville. Photo by jdiasica. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Former Bill Clinton advisor and Democratic strategist James Carville added another log to the bonfire of speculation about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 presidential chances. Carville was on stage last night at the 92nd Street Y for a forum moderated by Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith to talk about the middle class, but when the conversation drifted to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chances at the Democratic [&hellip
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‘Gasland’ Director Says Cuomo’s Legacy is on the Line

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A seen from Gasland By Mayara Guimaraes Josh Fox has been loudly proclaiming the dangers of hydrofracking with his words and films ever since a gas company sought to lease his family’s land in Pennsylvania several years ago. After he conducted some research into the controversial process, he declined the $100,000 offer and set out to educate others on [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Administration Hints at Supporting Hydrofracking in Certain Municipalities

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Fracking explained. Illustration courtesy of Wiki Commons. The Cuomo administration has hinted it may allow hydrofracking to move forward only in municipalities that express support for the procedure, and this week Gov. Andrew Cuomo explicitly said that “home rule” should be a factor in deciding where to allow it. But the technology is such that drilling for natural gas in some locations [&hellip
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