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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
NYT: Cuomo's Office 'Hobbled' State Ethics Panel

NYT: Cuomo's Office 'Hobbled' State Ethics Panel

The report in the New York Times alleges that aides for Gov. Andrew Cuomo meddled in the business of the ethics panel the governor launched with great fanfare in the summer of 2013.
Chris Christie: No Plans to Campaign for Astorino

Chris Christie: No Plans to Campaign for Astorino

Protestors of NJ Gov. Chris Christie's veto of gun control legislation and CT gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley gather in Greenwich as donors pay thousands for a chance to meet the men.
Cuomo Benefiting from 'Where is Rob?' Opposition Website Against Astorino

Cuomo Benefiting from 'Where is Rob?' Opposition Website Against Astorino

The website has leveled several harsh criticisms aimed at Astorino's record.
$3M Sought for Maintenance on Frequently Failing Metro-North Railroad Bridge

$3M Sought for Maintenance on Frequently Failing Metro-North Railroad Bridge

On Friday, $3 million may be authorized for maintenance to help keep the movable railroad bridge over the Norwalk River working until a replacement can be built.
Cuomo Campaign, Democrats Create 'Women's Equality' Ballot Line

Cuomo Campaign, Democrats Create 'Women's Equality' Ballot Line

If successful in landing the line on the ballot in the fall, Cuomo would have four ballot lines, Democratic, Working Families, Independence and Women's Equality.
Bitcoin Regulations: New York First to Propose Rules for Virtual Currency Companies

Bitcoin Regulations: New York First to Propose Rules for Virtual Currency Companies

"We have sought to strike an appropriate balance that helps protect consumers and root out illegal activity – without stifling beneficial innovation," said New York Financial Services Supe
Report: Challenger Astorino Far Behind Incumbent Cuomo in Fundraising

Report: Challenger Astorino Far Behind Incumbent Cuomo in Fundraising

Astorino reportedly began his campaign for governor with a war chest of about $1 million.
NY Attorney General Affirms Buffer Zones at Abortion Clinics Remain Intact

NY Attorney General Affirms Buffer Zones at Abortion Clinics Remain Intact

Many counties in New York, in addition to New York City, have 15-foot buffer zones.
Blumenthal Proposes Federal Rail Safety Overhaul

Blumenthal Proposes Federal Rail Safety Overhaul

Mandatory installation of safety devices, more oversight of Metro-North and increased fines will be part of the proposed rail safety legislation.
Astorino: $83 Million for Three Westchester Building Projects

Astorino: $83 Million for Three Westchester Building Projects

The IDA is a public benefit corporation created in 1976 for promoting and encouraging economic development in the county primarily through assisting in the creation or retention of jobs.
Astorino Announces New Economic Development Director, Governmental Operations Assistant

Astorino Announces New Economic Development Director, Governmental Operations Assistant

William M. Mooney III and Eileen Mildenberger have been part of the Astorino administration for several years.
ConnDOT, MTA To Review Operational Procedures of Problem-Plagued Metro-North Bridge

ConnDOT, MTA To Review Operational Procedures of Problem-Plagued Metro-North Bridge

An immediate operational review has been ordered to critique procedures and protocols regarding the Walk Bridge which has failed twice in less than two weeks, stranding thousands of commuter
Metro-North Modifies Schedules to Accommodate Commuters

Metro-North Modifies Schedules to Accommodate Commuters

The changes impact New Haven and Harlem lines riders.
Astorino Begins Gubernatorial Campaign with Talk of Reducing Taxes

Astorino Begins Gubernatorial Campaign with Talk of Reducing Taxes

The Westchester County Executive has come out swinging in his fight to unseat incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Under Consideration Next Door: Conn. May Ban Chocolate Milk in Public Schools

Under Consideration Next Door: Conn. May Ban Chocolate Milk in Public Schools

A bill to ban the serving of chocolate milk in public schools was approved by Connecticut legislators. Now it's up to Gov. Dan Malloy to decide.
Should New York Legalize Pot?

Should New York Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is the Empire State the next in line?