Andrew Cuomo http://wrvo.org en 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 Hochul explains past anti-immigration views http://wrvo.org/post/hochul-explains-past-anti-immigration-views <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is explaining why she now feels differently about undocumented immigrants. </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the former Erie County clerk, once wanted to turn immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally over to federal authorities.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:54:28 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59060 at http://wrvo.org Hochul explains past anti-immigration views 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 Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge http://wrvo.org/post/oversight-board-approves-cuomos-loan-request-tappan-zee-bridge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A key oversight board approved half of the amount </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the </span>Tappan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Zee Bridge. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58993 at http://wrvo.org Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge Cuomo says private market will decide future of NY's casino industry http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-private-market-will-decide-future-nys-casino-industry <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo says he’s not concerned about reports that the casino gambling industry may not be all that healthy. The negative news comes as the state is considering authorizing four new gambling centers in the next few months.</span></p><p>One third of Atlantic City’s casinos, including one run by Donald Trump, have announced plans to close, and Moody’s investor rating services has downgraded the casino industry from stable to negative citing “declines in comparable monthly gaming revenue.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:36:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58917 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says private market will decide future of NY's casino industry 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 GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-ny-attorney-general-says-office-isnt-political <p>The Republican candidate for state attorney general says the man who holds the office now, and those who served before him, have treated it has a political stepping stone.</p><p>A.G. doesn't stand for "aspiring governor," John Cahill said.</p><p>Cahill was an aide and environmental conservation commissioner to former Gov. George Pataki, a Republican who ran the state from 1995 to 2006.</p><p>Cahill is now challenging Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman&nbsp;for the role of New York's top lawyer.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:44:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58932 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political Tipped workers seek pay increase from Cuomo wage board http://wrvo.org/post/tipped-workers-seek-pay-increase-cuomo-wage-board <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips. </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo has promised to create a committee to consider raising the minimum rate for the workers, and the groups say they have evidence that an increase is needed.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:25:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58742 at http://wrvo.org Tipped workers seek pay increase from Cuomo wage board Healthcare professionals against fracking urge state to look at more research http://wrvo.org/post/healthcare-professionals-against-fracking-urge-state-look-more-research <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:13:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58699 at http://wrvo.org Healthcare professionals against fracking urge state to look at more research 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 Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/starwood-announces-second-hotel-coming-syracuses-inner-harbor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Starwood group is now building two hotels in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Word of the second hotel came at the groundbreaking of the first.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58707 at http://wrvo.org Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor 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 Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences http://wrvo.org/post/smithfield-community-shock-after-tornado-strikes-governor-offers-condolences <p>The National Weather Service has determined that it was a tornado that touched down in a rural part of Madison County last night, killing four people, including an infant. &nbsp;<br /><br />Barbara Watson, lead meteorologist for the National Weather Service, made the tornado determination after surveying&nbsp; damage along Goff Road in the town of Smithfield.<br /><br />"It will be declared a significant tornado.&nbsp; It had wind speeds well over 100 miles per hour,” said Watson.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58611 at http://wrvo.org Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-unveil-plans-amphitheater-solvay <p>Just about six months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to central New York to announce that the state would chip in $30 million for a multi-million dollar plan to revitalize the western lakeshore of Onondaga Lake, including the village of Solvay. Today, Onondaga County is ready to share with the public detailed plans about what this development entails.<br /> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58610 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay Tornado with winds at least 110 mph hit Smithfield http://wrvo.org/post/tornado-winds-least-110-mph-hit-smithfield <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service officially declared that it was a tornado that struck the town of Smithfield in Madison County, killing four people, destroying four homes and severely damaging three others.</span></p><p>Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley announced that the victims include Kimberly Hillard, 35; her four-month-old baby, Paris Newman; Virginia Warner, 70; and Arnie A.D. Allen, 53.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:41:43 +0000 Catherine Loper 58591 at http://wrvo.org Tornado with winds at least 110 mph hit Smithfield 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 Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-becomes-legal-new-york <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York is now the </span>23<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> state to allow medical marijuana, now that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But, it will be some time before patients will have access to the drug.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 05:32:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58483 at http://wrvo.org Medical marijuana becomes legal in New York Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-reduce-number-aids-cases-new-york <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan he hopes will end the AIDS epidemic in New York state by the year 2020, but much of what’s involved in the three-point program is already being done.</span></p><p>The governor's program is called “Bending the Curve," and concentrates on three things: identifying people who test HIV positive; linking those people to healthcare and connecting them to anti-HIV therapy to prevent further transmission; and stopping high-risk behavior among others to keep them HIV negative.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58285 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York Fireman's Association says leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals http://wrvo.org/post/firemans-association-says-leave-pyrotechnics-professionals-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations. But one statewide organization is worried about sparks that will start flying in backyard pyrotechnics displays this weekend.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58345 at http://wrvo.org Fireman's Association says leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals GOP senators say Democrats will neglect upstate http://wrvo.org/post/gop-senators-say-democrats-will-neglect-upstate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Republicans have a new strategy in what’s shaping up to be an election battle for control of the New York state Senate. They say now that a group of breakaway Democrats is abandoning them and rejoining the rest of the Democrats, the Senate will be dominated by New York City liberals who won’t care about upstate and Long Island.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58039 at http://wrvo.org Senate IDC leader says group will maintain independence http://wrvo.org/post/senate-idc-leader-says-group-will-maintain-independence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57997 at http://wrvo.org Senate IDC leader says group will maintain independence DeFrancisco says upstate New York will suffer, following IDC decision http://wrvo.org/post/defrancisco-says-upstate-new-york-will-suffer-following-idc-decision <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Upstate will be the big loser if a new power change in the state Senate goes through, according to one high ranking state Senate Republican.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57998 at http://wrvo.org DeFrancisco says upstate New York will suffer, following IDC decision Pre-K expansion estimated to be low in September http://wrvo.org/post/pre-k-expansion-estimated-be-low-september <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fewer than 20 percent of school districts outside of New York City have expressed interest in expanding their pre-kindergarten programs. Critics say that falls far short of the goals of a program billed in the state budget as&nbsp; universal pre-K.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:39:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57845 at http://wrvo.org Pre-K expansion estimated to be low in September Reform groups urge no vote on redistricting ballot amendment http://wrvo.org/post/reform-groups-urge-no-vote-redistricting-ballot-amendment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Government reform groups are beginning their push early to convince voters to reject an amendment on redistricting that will be on the state’s November ballot. They say it’s a sham that does not offer the changes it promises.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:15:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57798 at http://wrvo.org Reform groups urge no vote on redistricting ballot amendment Senate sponsor of medical marijuana bill gratified by large number of 'yes' votes http://wrvo.org/post/senate-sponsor-medical-marijuana-bill-gratified-large-number-yes-votes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a lengthy debate of several hours, the medical marijuana bill was approved in the Senate , and now goes to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll sign it. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sponsor Diane </span>Savino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she’s “gratified” by the larger than expected number of yes votes, including some surprise votes from traditionally conservative Senators.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:27:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57754 at http://wrvo.org New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-allow-limited-medical-marijuana-under-agreement <p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:39:39 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57633 at http://wrvo.org New York to allow limited medical marijuana under agreement Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-legislative-leaders-agree-heroin-bills-still-discussing-medical-marijuana <p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:15:34 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57562 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, legislative leaders agree on heroin bills, still discussing medical marijuana Medical marijuana bill sponsors hold private meeting with Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/medical-marijuana-bill-sponsors-hold-private-meeting-cuomo <p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:26:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57486 at http://wrvo.org Medical marijuana bill sponsors hold private meeting with Cuomo Cuomo could get a primary challenger http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-could-get-primary-challenger <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo might have a primary challenger. Zephyr </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Fordham University law professor and activist, announced she’s collecting signatures to be on the September Democratic primary ballot.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:17:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57436 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo could get a primary challenger