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Upstate Cities See New Growth Amid Fiscal Crisis
A Crisis Beyond The Cuts: Help For New York's Seniors Ebbs
From Blue-Collar to the Welfare Line
Indian Point Worry: Not The Reactor, The Leftovers
Immigrants On Front Lines Of Housing Fight
Senate, Assembly Resist Cuomo Cuts To Services
Critics Of Homeless Program Fight To Save It
Grandparents Who Parent Are Facing Budget Cuts
As AIDS Threat Changes, Push For Housing Renews
Cuomo's Cuts Could Hit The Poor
Questions About Mayor's Plan To Run Youth Jails
On The Move
The Election's Over. So Let's Talk Issues
Election 2010: Polls Closed, Policy Awaits
Cuomo Housing Plan Praised, Parsed
Cuomo Rakes In Donations From Energy Sector
Fill In The Blanks: Cuomo's Education Plans Short On Detail
Cuomo, Paladino & Remedies For Our Ailing Economy
Gay Marriage, Tenants' Rights, Albany Reform: The Primary Races To Watch
Espada & Rivera Square Off In Tuesday's Primary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.