Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Andrew Cuomo’

New Senator, New Albany?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Brad_Hoylman_2009 Brad Hoylman reflects on his first week in the Capitol A few years ago, Albany was named the most dysfunctional state legislature in the nation by a good-government group. But as I begin my career as the newest state senator from Manhattan, there are signs that the legislature may be beginning to shake this embarrassing [&hellip
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Will Gun Control Save Us?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Gun detractors and defenders are up in arms after spates of recent violence. What will new laws mean for our safety? By Emily Johnson The first person to be killed with a gun this year in Manhattan was a 16-year-old kid. Raphael Ward loved baseball and was devoted to his 7-year-old brother. On the night [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to State of the State

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

We asked the state senators and assembly members from our neighborhoods to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual State of the State speech, addressing a population that had recently been shaken by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the unthinkable violence of the school [&hellip
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New Bill Would Protect Health of Sex Workers and Clients

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

Bill would bar the police from confiscating condoms from prostitutes  By Alan S. Chartock There is a new bill floating around the Legislature that would bar prosecutors and the police from confiscating condoms from “sex workers,” also known as prostitutes. Prosecutors use the seized condoms as evidence against the prostitutes. Obviously, if sex workers use [&hellip
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School Daze: As Cuomo pushes competitative grants, school districts come to terms with a permanent recession

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

As budget negotiations entered their final stages last week, teachers and students crammed the halls of the Capitol, carrying signs and shouting slogans for increased school aid. Given that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this year raises education spending by 4 percent, an $805 million bump over last year, all the activity seemed a bit superfluous. [&hellip
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