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).

NY Fracking Decision Delayed by Cuomo, Too Early to Pop Champagne Bottles

By: Wednesday February 13, 2013 3:06 pm

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration – led by a potential 2016 Democratic Party nominee for president – has announced it won’t achieve the late-Feb. deadline it set on whether or not it would green light shale gas drilling, known by most as “fracking” (hydraulic fracturing).

About Privatizing Long Island Power Authority- Part II

By: Sunday January 27, 2013 4:00 pm

New York State just struggled to close $1Billion budget gap. Where in hell is it going to get another $4-5 billion to bail out LIPA?

The 2016 Election’s Impact on New York’s Gun Control Laws

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 10:15 am

Under the Leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) New York has become the first state to pass a gun control law in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

So what’s up with this LIPA privatization idea? Part One

By: Saturday January 12, 2013 11:00 am

The history of how LIPA got to where it is today.

In a 10+ year construction project that was originally estimated at $75 million, but ultimately cost $2 billion, LILCO (Long Island Lighting Company) built the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant. It was completed in 1984. In 1983, the Legislature in Suffolk County, where the plant was located, voted not to allow the plant to come online because there was no safe way to evacuate Long Islanders in the event of a meltdown or other serious event. Other municipal entities throughout Long Island followed suit.

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