Politics

3:40pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Politics

Comptroller's race hampered by failure of public campaign finance experiment

An experimental public campaign finance system for the state Comptroller’s race has fizzled, after the lone candidate who applied for the program failed to meet the minimum threshold to obtain the public monies. 

The pilot public campaign financing program, was limited to just the state Comptroller’s race as part of a state budget deal.

It was widely condemned at the time by reform groups as fatally flawed. Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group called it “cynical”.

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4:46pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Politics

Attorney General race closest of all statewide races

Credit File Photo/WXXI

 

The race for attorney general is the closest of all the statewide contests.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes, while his opponent, John Cahill says the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.  

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12:53pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Cuomo says fracking study will be out by year's end

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Governor Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.
Credit Eileen Buckley/WBFO

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.

Cuomo, answering a question on whether fracking, which is on hold in New York, will begin in the next four years if he’s re elected, says an over two year old health review will be concluded by the end of the year, though not before Election Day.

He says he’s told experts at his Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation to “give me a report.”

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4:07am

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Debate Focuses on Corruption, Fracking, Housing Discrimination Charges

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 12:48 am

Governor Cuomo shakes hands with challenger Rob Astorino before the debate

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying,  and even racism.

Governor Cuomo , a Democrat, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s  Michael McDermott talked about hydro fracking,  legalizing marijuana and ,being in Buffalo- the Bills football team.

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7:00am

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

No consensus on redistricting ballot amendment

Credit http://www.urbanresearchmaps.org/nyredistricting/map.html

Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballet amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are differences of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.

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