Wed October 22, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Live Blog

Live Blog Gubernatorial Debate


Tue October 21, 2014

No consensus on redistricting ballot amendment

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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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Fri October 10, 2014

This week on New York Now: more on delayed fracking study

Andrew Cuomo picked up a big endorsement this week from The Business Council while he was in Albany County.  Afterward the press got a chance to ask him questions on a variety of topics including Scott Waldman's recent scoop that revealed the Cuomo administration edited and delayed parts of the a key fracking study.  Waldman joins us this week to discuss the story and his reaction to the governor's response to his questions about the study.

We'll see you this weekend on your local PBS station, as our award-winning New York Now team celebrates their fifth anniversary together on-air.



Thu October 9, 2014

Republicans hopeful of winning control of state Senate

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Recent polls show Republican candidates for State Senate in New York are ahead of their Democratic opponents, offering the GOP new hope that they can retain some control of the Senate chamber in January.

Polls conducted in five battleground Senate races show Republican candidates ahead of their Democratic opponents, even when the Democrat is an incumbent. If they were to win all five seats, they would likely gain control of the State Senate in January. Steve Greenberg is a spokesman for Siena College, which conducted the voter surveys.

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Tue October 7, 2014

Candidates for Governor disagree on whether to ban flights from nations with Ebola outbreaks

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The topic of preventing the Ebola virus in New York State became part of the Governor’s race, when the Republican candidate proposed that flights be banned from countries with Ebola outbreaks.

Saying we should “err on the side of caution”, GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino is calling for a ban on all flights from Ebola stricken countries in Africa to New York’s airports.

He says the Ebola case in Texas, where the victim allegedly did not tell authorities that he had been in contact with someone with the disease,  shows that the screening process is not adequate.

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