andrew cuomo http://innovationtrail.org en Poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the Left http://innovationtrail.org/post/poll-shows-cuomo-vulnerable-left <p>A new poll finds Governor Cuomo in 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 15:42:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 3388 at http://innovationtrail.org Poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the Left Cuomo maintains political pressure over property tax plan http://innovationtrail.org/post/cuomo-maintains-political-pressure-over-property-tax-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a speech in Rochester Thursday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept up pressure on local governments to cut their budgets.</span></p><p>His speech was part of a series of appearances to sell what he calls his 'grand-slam' budget.</p><p>Cuomo touted four consecutive fiscal years of on-time budgets, something he says hasn't happened since the Rockefeller era.</p><p>The governor continued to highlight state efforts to cut taxes, but focused on what he called "unsustainable property taxes" levied by municipalities.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:41:28 +0000 Michelle Faust WXXI 3365 at http://innovationtrail.org Cuomo maintains political pressure over property tax plan Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? http://innovationtrail.org/post/could-nys-new-homeland-security-college-land-syracuse <p>New York state plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.</p><p>And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.</p><p>State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, says the idea to create a homeland security and emergency preparedness college came from him and the state Senate, which he pitched to the governor.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:52:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3279 at http://innovationtrail.org Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? Consolidation may not save money for local governments http://innovationtrail.org/post/consolidation-may-not-save-money-local-governments <p>Last month’s budget proposal address saw Governor Cuomo put pressure on local governments to consolidate in order to reduce property taxes and save money.</p><p>The New York State Association of Counties is holding its legislative conference in Albany this week, and a new report on government consolidation is on the agenda. But, not everyone is convinced the move is a money saver.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:06:12 +0000 Kate O'Connell, WXXI 3243 at http://innovationtrail.org Consolidation may not save money for local governments Don't go looking for spending cuts in Cuomo's 2014 budget http://innovationtrail.org/post/dont-go-looking-spending-cuts-cuomos-2014-budget <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="381" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/11843051624/in/photostream/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="450"></iframe></p><p>The governor is expected to detail a more than $2 billion tax cut plan that includes business tax reductions and a multi stepped plan to freeze property taxes for two years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will also reveal how much money he wants to spend on education.</p><p>He’s said he’ll recommend an increase in school aid, by perhaps as much as 5 percent over last year. But he’s promised to not raise overall spending in the state budget above 2 percent.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 3205 at http://innovationtrail.org