Governor Cuomo Receives Warning From US Attorney About Obstructing Justice and Witness Tampering

By: Friday August 1, 2014 10:50 am

On the heels of reports that New York Governor Cuomo’s staff interfered with investigations into corruption involving firms connected to the governor, the US Attorney for New York, Preet Bharara, has warned Cuomo and staff about obstructing justice and witness tampering.

Governor Cuomo’s staff have reportedly already told a New York state commission investigating corruption, the Moreland Commission, to pull back subpoenas from political consulting firms that work with Governor Cuomo’s re-election campaign. This despite Governor Cuomo himself establishing the commission to respond to a wave of corruption plaguing New York state government.

 

Cuomo Administration Interfered With Ethics Investigation

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 10:06 am

How is that Working Families Party endorsement looking now? Members of the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly interfered with investigators trying to get to the bottom of political corruption in New York State.

New York Legislature Approves Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday June 20, 2014 3:26 pm

New York is set to become the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana, but just barely. On Friday both chambers of the New York legislature easily passed the new compromise bill sending it to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), who has promised to sign it.

New York Lawmakers Announce Compromise on Highly Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:15 pm

A last minute deal has been reached right before the end of the legislative session in New York state. At a Thursday press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and leaders from the legislature announced a compromise on medical marijuana. Most of the demands made by Cuomo were agreed to.

The deal would result in one of the most restricted medical marijuana laws in the country.

Working Families Party Nomination Of Cuomo Divides Members

By: Monday June 2, 2014 12:10 pm

On Saturday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo secured the gubernatorial nomination from the Working Families Party of New York despite a record of trying to break unions and doing the bidding of his Big Business financial backers. Cuomo was almost defeated by Zephyr Teachout a strong progressive activist who won over 40% of the vote.

New Yorkers Don’t Think the Governor’s Medical Marijuana Plan Goes Far Enough

By: Monday January 20, 2014 2:27 pm

Last week during his State of the State address New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced a medical marijuana pilot program. He is using an executive order to create a test program that will let 20 hospitals around the state provide medical marijuana only to seriously ill patients.

Gov. Cuomo Set to Approve Medical Marijuana With Executive Action

By: Monday January 6, 2014 7:50 am

This is a big deal because New York is the third most populous state and in a single move Cuomo will greatly expand the number of Americans who can theoretically get medical marijuana.

Cuomo Wouldn’t Even Try to Challenge Hillary

By: Monday April 29, 2013 1:05 pm

When it comes to the 2016 Presidential race Hillary Clinton is the sun and everything else in politics revolves around her. Not only does the polling show this is the case, but now even potential candidates are quietly admitting it. The New York Post is reporting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has told associates he won’t even try to take on Clinton.

NY Assembly Passes Two Year Fracking Moratorium, Senate Expected to Follow

By: Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:35 pm

In a roll call vote of 95-40, the New York State Assembly has passed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the toxic horizontal drilling process through which oil and gas is procured that’s found within shale rock basins across the country and the world.

Late Night: Anti-Fracking Ad Run Against Gov. Cuomo in Iowa

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:00 pm

While the horse race aspects of 2016 election Presidential election are mostly meaningless, the election is still important because it can impact the significant decisions powerful politicians are currently making. As long as a politician is seriously thinking about a run in 2016 it changes the leverage groups have over him/her. A perfect example is this anti-fracking ad that was run in Iowa against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

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