Politics

2:27pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Politics

EPA rejects Cuomo plan for Thruway bridge loan

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The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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4:07pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Politics

Attention now on Cuomo - Astorino contest

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The primaries are over and the focus now shifts to the general elections, which are a little over seven weeks away. Incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo faces Republican challenger Rob Astorino.

Cuomo made a rare campaign style appearance in Buffalo with running mate Kathy Hochul just after winning the Democratic primary with 60% of the vote. Without mentioning him by name, he portrayed his Republican opponent Rob Astorino as a “hyper -conservative” out of touch with New Yorkers.

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3:46pm

Wed September 10, 2014
Politics

After primary, focus shifts to general election

After winning Tuesday’s Democratic primary, Governor Andrew Cuomo is now poised to run strongly against his Republican challenger. But will he have any lingering problems after more than one third of primary voters rejected him for an obscure law professor? Karen DeWitt reports.  

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8:52am

Wed September 10, 2014
Primary Results

Cuomo victorious but Teachout takes a third of primary vote

Tim Wu and Zephyr Teachout address supporters at Hudson Terrace in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan
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Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul beat off a challenge from two law school professors in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. But, challenger Zephyr Teachout won over one third of the vote, opening  a potential weakness for the incumbent governor among progressive voters.

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10:41am

Tue September 9, 2014
Politics

On primary day, an argument for voting by mail

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 7:23 am

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A central New York board of elections commissioner says switching to a vote-by-mail system would both increase turnout and save money.

Bob Howe, the Republican commissioner for elections in Cortland County, readily admits he may be the oddball with this thinking.

But with voting machines costing more than $11,000 each and the need to pay observers to staff polling places, Howe argues mail ballots would be much cheaper.

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