Senator Stewart-Cousins Seeks Input on Budget

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  ALBANY, NY — Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF – 35th District) is asking New Yorkers to weigh in on Governor Cuomo's 2012 Budget Proposal. For the second year in a row, she has launched a section on her website that allows constituents to send comments, questions or concerns directly to her email address. The Senator says public input is especially …

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Read The Westchester Guardian – December 29, 2011 Edition

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Click to open The Westchester Guardian – December 29, 2011 edition Click onto the hyperlink above to open the virtual paper onto you screen. Please be patient as it may take about 30 seconds for the document to be displayed onto your computer screen. You will need Adobe Reader to view the document. Get the latest, fully functioning Adobe Pro software at no cost and free of virus …

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New York Civic: Defining Democracy Down By HENRY J. STERN

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Cuomo the Conqueror; Where Will He Take Us? The agreement reached by Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders of both houses on taxation is an achievement of sorts, in that it shows that somewhere, in some circumstances, and in some fashion, state government is capable of making decisions. 

This puts Albany far ahead of Washington, where partisan gridlock has so …

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New York Civic: A Good Governor By HENRY J. STERN

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Carey was Indispensable in City’s ‘70s Fiscal Crisis The obituaries for Governor Hugh L. Carey stress a major achievement, bringing fiscal responsibility to New York City government after the financial crisis of 1974 and 1975. Here are some facts about the situation at that time and Governor Carey's critical role.  Mayor Koch, who knew Governor Carey since they served in Congress …

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Governor Cuomo Announces Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. to Invest $25 Million in Yonkers

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YONKERS, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. (Kawasaki) will invest $25 million into their Yonkers facility and retain all 375 current positions. Kawasaki has operated its U.S. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Hudson Valley since 1985 with the inaugural order of 95 subway cars for the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) system …

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Governor Cuomo Seeks Federal Funds for High-speed Rail Projects

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Image via Wikipedia Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is seeking approximately $517 million in federal funding for eight projects that advance New York's high-speed rail plans. "Days after my election as Governor, I began pushing for more federal money for high-speed rail because New York has projects across the state that are ready to go," Governor Cuomo said. …

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New York Civic: 90 Days to First Base By Henry J. Stern

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A Turn for the Better in State Government For nine years, we have been writing about city and state government, from the point of view of someone who has been very fortunate to have enjoyed (more often than not) fifty-three eventful years in New York City public affairs, in the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as a civic group’s watchdog and …

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Gov. Cuomo Announces On-time Passage of Historic, Transformational 2011-12- New York state Budget

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Image via Wikipedia State budget eliminates $10 billion deficit, includes sweeping reforms and efficiencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the 2011-2012 budget that eliminates a $10 billion deficit. The budget includes historic reforms that redesign state government, create efficiencies through consolidation, cap spending increases for education and Medicaid, and transform the future budgeting process.  The approximately …

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New York Civic: Herding Cats By Henry J. Stern

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Glory Be. Big Three Agree. Foresee Albany Tranquility. The Post's front-page headline this morning, PIGS FLY, reflected the skepticism and cynicism that some New Yorkers feel at the report that the governor and legislative leaders had agreed on a state budget five days in advance of the April 1 deadline. The Times' headline was predictably more sedate: ALBANY STRIKES BUDGET ACCORD TO CUT SPENDING. The …

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Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Ensure Orderly Administration of Local Villages’ Elections in Use of Lever Voting Machines Through 2012

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Albany, NY, February 28, 2011 – Governor Cuomo has signed into law a measure that will allow villages that administer their own village elections to use lever voting machines, rather than the new optical scan voting systems, until the end of 2012. This law was needed to ensure that these villages can transition to the new voting systems in a fair …

eHeziGovernor Cuomo Signs Bill to Ensure Orderly Administration of Local Villages’ Elections in Use of Lever Voting Machines Through 2012