Politics

4:05pm

Wed March 11, 2015
Politics

One-on-one with the new Assembly Speaker, Carl Heastie

New Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie sits down this week with us for his first broadcast TV interview since taking over for Sheldon Silver.

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11:02am

Fri March 6, 2015
Politics

New York is backtracking on history of helping its cities, Miner says

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:02 am

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner at her State of the City address earlier this year.
Ryan Delaney WRVO file photo

Syracuse’s mayor says the state government is reversing a long tradition of supporting infrastructure investments in its cities.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner told the Thursday Morning Roundtable that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reluctance to help Syracuse rebuild its water main system is “completely and totally at odds with New York state’s history.”

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11:01am

Fri March 6, 2015
Politics

Could the state budget end up in court?

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:02 am

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The New York state budget might end up in court under some potential scenarios, as state lawmakers are discussing possible legal action against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget, and his proposal to link a number of unrelated items, like ethics reform and education changes, to the spending plan.

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2:30pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Politics

Cuomo says revamped state fair could help area's economy

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 7:54 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks to reporters about new plans for the state fair during his visit to Syracuse Wednesday.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and New York State Fair officials have Gov. Andrew Cuomo squarely in their corner as they advance plans to make dramatic changes at the fairgrounds in Geddes.  

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1:41pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Politics

Watchdog group says Cuomo counting too heavily on future budget surpluses

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:32 am

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking credit for the state budget’s turnaround from huge gaps to healthy surpluses, but a watchdog group says Cuomo is relying on future funds that have not yet materialized.

Cuomo often lists his achievements as governor when he gives speeches. He likes to recount how he turned the state’s finances around, as he did in his inaugural address earlier this year.

“We turned a $10 billion deficit into a $5 billion surplus,” Cuomo said then.

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