Rob Astorino http://wrvo.org en Astorino likens Cuomo to mob boss over Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-likens-cuomo-mob-boss-over-moreland-commission <p></p><p>Rob Astorino&nbsp;is working to keep heat on Gov. Andrew Cuomo over reporting the governor interfered with an Albany ethics panel.</p><p>Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, made several stops across upstate New York Monday, as Cuomo made his first public comments since <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html" target="_blank">The New York Times reported</a> Cuomo and his office tried to influence an independent commission set up by the governor to investigate corruption.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59565 at http://wrvo.org Astorino likens Cuomo to mob boss over Moreland Commission Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown http://wrvo.org/post/long-term-impact-moreland-controversy-cuomo-unknown <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that reported that his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. But on Monday morning, the governor is scheduled to visit the University of Buffalo, where the press will try to ask him questions about the Moreland Act Commission and his office's involvement.<br /><br />Cuomo’s political challengers leaped on The Times story, that alleges a top aide to Cuomo squelched subpoenas to the governor’s donors and associates.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59461 at http://wrvo.org Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-controversy-raises-questions-role-attorney-general <p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59414 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission controversy raises questions on role of attorney general Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-gubernatorial-candidate-wants-debate-cuomo-astorino <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:45:32 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 59379 at http://wrvo.org Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino Siena Poll finds Cuomo far ahead in governor's race, Common Core unpopular http://wrvo.org/post/siena-poll-finds-cuomo-far-ahead-governors-race-common-core-unpopular <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:31:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Gino Geruntino 59198 at http://wrvo.org Siena Poll finds Cuomo far ahead in governor's race, Common Core unpopular Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner http://wrvo.org/post/teachers-union-not-ready-reverse-no-confidence-vote-education-commissioner <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president of the state’s teachers’ union says members are not yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59091 at http://wrvo.org Teachers union not ready to reverse no confidence vote in education commissioner Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-creates-fourth-ballot-line-reelection <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is creating another ballot line for the November elections -- the Women’s Equality line.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59051 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection Cuomo far outraises GOP gubernatorial opponent http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-far-outraises-gop-gubernatorial-opponent <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition. Now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the state Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58934 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo far outraises GOP gubernatorial opponent Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-gop-candidates-follow-astorinos-lead-secure-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>Republicans vying for statewide office continue pushing an anti-Common Core ballot line they’re trying to get in place for the November elections.<br /><br />Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced this week that he’s trying to create a ballot line called “Stop the Common Core.” Now, other statewide GOP hopefuls are explaining why they like the idea.<br /><br />Bob Antonocci, who's running for state comptroller, says Common Core was something forced on the state with the promise of federal dollars.<br /> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:02:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58700 at http://wrvo.org Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line Astorino challenges Cuomo to eight debates http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-challenges-cuomo-eight-debates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican challenger for governor, Rob </span>Astorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has proposed multiple debates in locations around the state with incumbent </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo. The governor has so far not accepted any.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58701 at http://wrvo.org Astorino challenges Cuomo to eight debates Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country http://wrvo.org/post/moss-emphasizes-importance-fort-drum-during-visit-north-country <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:06:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58684 at http://wrvo.org Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country Lieutenant governor candidate Hochul keeps a low profile http://wrvo.org/post/lieutenant-governor-candidate-hochul-keeps-low-profile <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, lieutenant governor nominee Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is keeping an unusually low profile during the first months of the election campaign. The lack of public campaigning by </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is starting to raise some questions.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58624 at http://wrvo.org Lieutenant governor candidate Hochul keeps a low profile GOP candidate for governor will also run on anti-Common Core ballot line http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-governor-will-also-run-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>The Republican candidate for governor in New York is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards.</p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is gathering signatures to run on a third ballot line in November. In addition to the GOP and Conservative party slots, Astorino has begun a new ballot line called Stop Common Core. He admits it could give Democrats and others who are reluctant to vote for the Republican Party another option.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58547 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for governor will also run on anti-Common Core ballot line Howie Hawkins says Green Party has a shot at victory http://wrvo.org/post/howie-hawkins-says-green-party-has-shot-victory <p></p><p>Green Party politician&nbsp;Howie Hawkins says a third party candidate has a chance to win the governorship.</p><p>The left-leaning <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-happy-gain-working-families-party-endorsement" target="_blank">Working Families Party has endorsed</a> Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat running for reelection, but some members of the party weren’t happy with the choice.</p><p>Hawkins, a perennial progressive candidate for office, sees that as an opportunity.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:36:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56785 at http://wrvo.org Howie Hawkins says Green Party has a shot at victory Astorino favors term limits but not public campaign finance http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-favors-term-limits-not-public-campaign-finance <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:02:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56515 at http://wrvo.org Astorino favors term limits but not public campaign finance Cuomo chooses Hochul as running mate, still faces potential trouble from the left http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-chooses-hochul-running-mate-still-faces-potential-trouble-left <p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:48:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56170 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo chooses Hochul as running mate, still faces potential trouble from the left Astorino accepts GOP nomination for governor, Moss gets lieutenant governor nod http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-accepts-gop-nomination-governor-moss-gets-lieutenant-governor-nod <p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:58:57 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55868 at http://wrvo.org Astorino accepts GOP nomination for governor, Moss gets lieutenant governor nod Astorino claims Cuomo aide made him sit in the back during president's speech http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-claims-cuomo-aide-made-him-sit-back-during-presidents-speech <p></p><p>The Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, claims an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo made him sit in the back during President Barack Obama’s visit to New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge <span data-term="goog_150231130" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>, a charge Cuomo’s spokesman denies.<br /><br />President Obama spoke near the bridge in Westchester County on the opening day of the state Republican Party convention, held just a few miles away nearby.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:43:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55836 at http://wrvo.org Astorino claims Cuomo aide made him sit in the back during president's speech GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent http://wrvo.org/post/gop-lieutenant-governor-choice-safe-act-opponent <p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:17:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55749 at http://wrvo.org GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent Astorino the underdog in the governor's race http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-underdog-governors-race <p></p><p>Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, faces a steep challenge. He’s 30 points behind the well-known incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the polls, and has only a fraction of Cuomo’s record $33 million campaign war chest. &nbsp;</p><p>Astorino is a Republican in a state where Democrats now dominate and independents, not registered in either major party, are gaining ground. But the 47-year-old married father of three says he’s used to being a long shot.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:56:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55748 at http://wrvo.org Astorino the underdog in the governor's race Major parties head to NYC suburbs for state conventions http://wrvo.org/post/major-parties-head-nyc-suburbs-state-conventions <p></p><p>The state’s Republican and Democratic Party conventions will be held over the next couple weeks. Both major parties have chosen to hold them in locations in the New York City suburbs.</p><p>The Republicans go first. They are meeting in Rye Brook in Westchester County May 14.&nbsp; It makes sense for the GOP to hold their convention in a New York City suburb. There is still a small bastion of registered Republicans, and the Republican nominee for governor will be Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:26:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55682 at http://wrvo.org Astorino: Binghamton could be Dallas of New York http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-binghamton-could-be-dallas-new-york <p></p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino touted the benefits of hydrofracking during a series of stops in the Southern Tier yesterday. One of the stops was at a Vestal company that does roadwork for oil companies just across the border in Pennsylvania.</p><p>Astorino visited the Binghamton-area company Vestal Asphalt and linked upstate New York's declining population with a lack of jobs and high taxes. He pointed to fracking as a way to reverse that trend and transform the Southern Tier.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:38:00 +0000 Matt Martin 55402 at http://wrvo.org Astorino: Binghamton could be Dallas of New York New York's race for governor heats up http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-race-governor-heats <p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:24:45 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55165 at http://wrvo.org New York's race for governor heats up Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-undeterred-low-poll-numbers <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54827 at http://wrvo.org Astorino undeterred by low poll numbers Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-fallout-continues-cuomo <p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:01:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54693 at http://wrvo.org Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo New poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the left http://wrvo.org/post/new-poll-shows-cuomo-vulnerable-left <p></p><p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a double digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes if a progressive third party candidate emerges.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:50:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54632 at http://wrvo.org New poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the left Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-local-governments-cut-spending <p></p><p>During a speech in Irondequoit Thursday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept up pressure on local governments to cut their budgets.&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo touted four consecutive fiscal years of on-time budgets, something he says hasn't happened since the Rockefeller era. He calls it his&nbsp;"grand slam" budget.</p><p>The governor highlighted state efforts to cut taxes, but focused on what he called "unsustainable property taxes" levied by municipalities.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:15:41 +0000 Michelle Faust 54123 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to local governments: Cut spending Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally http://wrvo.org/post/critics-speak-out-against-safe-act-during-albany-rally <p></p><p>A pro-gun rights rally held at the state Capitol on Tuesday drew thousands of supporters and some big names to Albany.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:57:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53646 at http://wrvo.org Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally Cuomo, legislative leaders admit some unfinished budget issues http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-legislative-leaders-admit-some-unfinished-budget-issues <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:55:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53625 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-astorino-see-differently-common-core-deal <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says parents and students can exhale knowing that the second round of Common Core aligned test scores will not be included on student's permanent transcripts under the new budget deal.</p><p>The new standards in English and math designed to improve college and career readiness have been criticized by some parents who say that the roll-out was done too fast and from educators claiming that they weren't given sufficient material and guidance to teach the new standards.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 53596 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal