Candidate for Attorney General Tish James says she’d take steps to fight corruption in state government if she’s elected, even if it means going against her running mate, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Karen DeWitt caught up with James when she was visiting the Saratoga Race track.
Attorney General candidate Tish James speaks with WBFO Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election opponents as he seeks a third term. But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against President Donald Trump.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying solid support from the leaders of most of the major unions in New York as he runs for a third term in office. But Cuomo’s relationship with organized labor was not always so sunny.
A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights — under the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Janus case — to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.
Finishing his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck the island last September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new agricultural trade agreement – and had some harsh words for President Donald Trump.
Opponents to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 governor’s race are continuing to weigh in on the corruption convictions of the former head of Cuomo’s economic development programs. Independent candidate for Governor and the former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says it’s not just Cuomo and his administration who are to blame.
The second set of corruption convictions of former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has renewed calls to reform the governor’s multibillion-dollar economic development program that was at the heart of the bribery and bid-rigging cases. But Cuomo said the problem is already fixed.
For the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.
The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally has been called immoral by many democrats over the past week. Now some are saying it’s illegal.
Among those on hand in federal court in Manhattan Monday for the opening of the trial of Dr. Alain Kaloyeros was Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol bureau chief for Politico.com. In a morning interview with WBFO, Vielkind discussed a defense strategy which painted Kaloyeros as an administrator who cut through red tape and followed established practices in creating jobs throughout the state. Prosecutors accuse Kaloyeros and his co-defendants of bid-rigging in securing lucrative state development contracts.
Jimmy Vielkind, Capitol bureau chief for Politico. com, discussed the trial of Dr. Alain Kaloyeros with WBFO.
Prosecutors and lawyers for the defense gave opening statements Monday in the bid-rigging trial of a former associate of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and two upstate development firms, who are accused of fraudulently obtaining lucrative taxpayer-funded state contracts.
Critics have been consistent in blasting state economic development efforts over their lack of transparency. That cloud may be lifted during the federal corruptions trial against Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, which begins today in Manhattan.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the anti-sexual harassment policies enacted in the state budget are among the strongest in the nation, but his political rivals say the governor has not done enough to respond to allegations of sexual harassment in his own administration.
Governor Cuomo has begun a statewide tour to promote a bill to give teachers and school administrators the power to go to court and ask a judge to confiscate the guns of a student and their family, if they suspect the student might try to harm themselves or others.
Democratic candidate for governor and actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says are Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s campaign said it’s Nixon who is being inconsistent.
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is trying to connect with voters as he challenges Governor Andrew Cuomo. "I'm an ordinary New Yorker. I grew up in a family where food stamps put dinner on the table. It was easy to be humble." In a conversation with WBFO, Molinaro criticized the incumbent for his economic policies and the allegations of corruption swirling his administration. "I think New Yorkers deserve a governor who knows how hard it is to live and work in New York."
Gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro discussed his campaign with WBFO.
Both major political parties hold their state conventions later this week. The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24, with the Republicans in New York City and the Democrats in Long Island.