Politics

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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2:45pm

Fri October 10, 2014
Fracking

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.

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3:14pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Politics

Republicans hopeful of winning control of state Senate

Credit www.nysenate.gov

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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