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Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

After the 2010 controversy, 25 firms signed a code of conduct for dealing with the state's pension funds. Most appear not to have made the disclosures necessary to show they are playing by the rules.

Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals

The Close to Home initiative was supposed to move detained kids to less restrictive settings and improve their ability to complete their education. That hasn't happened.

Initiative to 'End AIDS' Looks for Traction in Albany

Advocates will be listening closely to the governor's budget address to see if the administration responds to their push for a comprehensive effort to effectively end new infections.

Upstate Cities See New Growth Amid Fiscal Crisis

Dented by population loss and industrial decline, cities like Rochester and Buffalo see a future in higher-ed and high-tech. But fiscal woes could hamstring those hopes.

A Crisis Beyond The Cuts: Help For New York's Seniors Ebbs

Once again, New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of the once-proud array of services New York City offers its elderly.

From Blue-Collar to the Welfare Line

Walter Greene worked for a living. Then the work disappeared. Now, like thousands of other low-income New Yorkers, he navigates homeless shelter rules and the welfare bureaucracy.

Indian Point Worry: Not The Reactor, The Leftovers

Spent fuel rods are at the center of concerns about the nuclear plant just north of the city—and are a factor at several other plants in the tri-state area.

Immigrants On Front Lines Of Housing Fight

First-generation New Yorkers are more likely to reside in rent-regulated housing than the rest of us. So as Albany weighs weakening or strengthening rent rules, some immigrants are raising their voices.

Senate, Assembly Resist Cuomo Cuts To Services

Legislators want to restore many human services that Gov. Cuomo proposed cutting. But the Senate and Assembly still differ by tens of millions of dollars on social funding, and some programs still face elimination.

Critics Of Homeless Program Fight To Save It

Advocates for the homeless have long criticized the Bloomberg administration's approach to getting people out of shelters. But with the state threatening to end funding for the program, most advocates have joined the city to oppose the cuts.

Grandparents Who Parent Are Facing Budget Cuts

Thousands of New York children are raised by relatives other than their parents. Many rely on state programs to support their unexpected second stint as guardians.

As AIDS Threat Changes, Push For Housing Renews

Advocates, hoping Gov. Cuomo will back a cap on rent for people in AIDS housing, say research shows that shelter saves lives and reduces government expenditures.

Cuomo's Cuts Could Hit The Poor

The tiff between Albany and City Hall over education aid isn't the only fight brewing over the governor's budget. His cuts to public assistance, homeless services and child welfare are also coming under fire.

Questions About Mayor's Plan To Run Youth Jails

Few would deny that state-run juvenile detention facilities are flawed. But a Bloomberg bid to take control of some of those sites has raised a new set of issues.

On The Move

The city's transit system is better than you think. It's also under more strain than politicians admit.

The Election's Over. So Let's Talk Issues

A look at the policy questions that campaign 2010 didn't answer

Election 2010: Polls Closed, Policy Awaits

Election night confirmed what polls had predicted for weeks: Andrew Cuomo will be New York's next governor. Here's a look at what that means for the state's economy, schools, power plants and housing market.

Cuomo Housing Plan Praised, Parsed

The economic crisis that dominates campaign 2010 began in the housing market. So what are the gubernatorial candidates—especially frontrunner Andrew Cuomo—saying to owners, tenants and landlords?

Cuomo Rakes In Donations From Energy Sector

Power companies with a stake in natural gas are among Cuomo's largest campaign contributors, raising questions about how he'll handle the statewide debate over hydrofracking.

Fill In The Blanks: Cuomo's Education Plans Short On Detail

The gubernatorial frontrunner says New York's schools need to save money, improve performance and address inequality. He hasn't been specific about how they're supposed to do that.

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In November 2010, Andrew Cuomo became the 56th Governor of New York. After graduating from Fordham Law School, Cuomo briefly experimented with a law career. However, Cuomo left his job in 1988, founding Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP), which later acted as a model for similar organizations. His political career began during President Bill Clinton’s administration, when he served as Secretary to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Though he ran in the 2002 gubernatorial campaign, Cuomo removed himself from the race. In 2007, he defeated Republican opponent Jeanine Pirro, and became the New York Attorney General. He was popular, respected, and successful as Attorney General to the state. In May 2010, Cuomo announced that he would be running for Governor of New York with Mayor Robert Duffy alongside him on the ticket. In November 2010, he defeated Carl Paladino, a Republican heavily supported by the Tea Party Movement. Since winning the election, Cuomo has instituted a five-part agenda: Clean up Albany, Get the NY Fiscal House in Order, Rightsizing the Government, NY Works, and NY Leads. He played a crucial role in the Marriage-Equality Bill passed in June 2011.

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What’s Not to Like About the Cuomo Budget? - Jarrett Murphy

Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.

Cuomo Calls For Easier Food Stamp Access - Jarrett Murphy

In a wide-ranging annual speech, the governor said fingerprinting applicants is an unnecessary barrier to access. He also called for $1 billion in investment to renew Buffalo.

A Fracking Film As Cuomo Deadline Nears - Jarrett Murphy

The state ban on most forms of the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as "fracking" will soon expire. A film to be shown Monday explores the complex debate over whether fracking should be welcomed or feared.



Shelter Resident Weighs In On Cuomo-De Blasio Debate

By Arvernetta Henry

Shelter Resident Weighs In On Cuomo-De Blasio Debate

For Arvernetta Henry, the stakes in the budget talks are pretty simple. With a rent subsidy, she gets out of the shelter. Without it, she doesn't.

Budget Must Address Low Wages of Social Service Workers

By Jeff Foreman

Budget Must Address Low Wages of Social Service Workers

For six years, the lowest paid human-service workers in New York State have not had a cost of living adjustment, meaning their real wages have shrunk by nearly 12 percent. Is this the year Albany finally wakes up to that injustice?



1961 Shea Stadium Financing Bill

This law has become the focal point in a debate over whether a shopping mall proposed as part of a revised Willets Point redevelopment plan is on parkland, and whether a retail use is in line with the legal framework for the site.