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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Vice President Joe Biden Flying into Westchester to Attend Nearby Fundraisers

Vice President Joe Biden Flying into Westchester to Attend Nearby Fundraisers

The vice president will accompany incumbent Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to fund-raisers Wednesday in Greenwich and Stamford.
Another State Union Declines to Endorse Gov. Cuomo

Another State Union Declines to Endorse Gov. Cuomo

AFL-CIO endorsed Cuomo four years ago.
NY State Teachers Union Declines to Endorse Gov. Cuomo

NY State Teachers Union Declines to Endorse Gov. Cuomo

The high-profile New York State Teachers Union represents more than 600,000 teachers.
Westchester Seeks to 'Correct Inaccuracies and Misimpressions' in Affordable Housing Assessment

Westchester Seeks to 'Correct Inaccuracies and Misimpressions' in Affordable Housing Assessment

Five years into the seven-year term of the settlement, the public record shows the county is in compliance, says Astorino.
Civil Rights Groups Seek More Results from HUD/Westchester County Housing Agreement

Civil Rights Groups Seek More Results from HUD/Westchester County Housing Agreement

The letter focuses on the failure of the Government to enforce a series of core provisions of the court order.
Astorino Files Petition to Obtain 'Stop Common Core' Ballot Line

Astorino Files Petition to Obtain 'Stop Common Core' Ballot Line

Astorino says the petition carries more than 62,000 signatures.
Zephyr Teachout to Face Gov. Cuomo in Democratic Primary

Zephyr Teachout to Face Gov. Cuomo in Democratic Primary

Teachout, a little-known Fordham University professor, will face Cuomo in a September primary.
Gov. Cuomo, NY Delegation Traveling to Israel on 'Unity Visit'

Gov. Cuomo, NY Delegation Traveling to Israel on 'Unity Visit'

Cuomo and the New York delegation will be in Israel from Aug. 12-14.
League of Women Voters to Host Forum on Redistricting Proposition

League of Women Voters to Host Forum on Redistricting Proposition

The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the White Plains Library.
$5 Million Approved for 'Urgent' Westchester Road Repairs

$5 Million Approved for 'Urgent' Westchester Road Repairs

The vote by the Board of Legislators to approve the funding for the project was unanimous.
Controversial Tappan Zee Loan Draws Independent Probe

Controversial Tappan Zee Loan Draws Independent Probe

The loan, which was initially for $511 million, was recently reduced to $256 million by state officials.
NYT: U.S. Attorney, Cuomo's Office at Odds Over Moreland Commission

NYT: U.S. Attorney, Cuomo's Office at Odds Over Moreland Commission

The article goes into detail about the days leading up to Monday where Cuomo and others addressed the commission scandal.
Westchester Resident Named NY Power Authority EVP, General Counsel

Westchester Resident Named NY Power Authority EVP, General Counsel

Justin E. Driscoll of Harrison will serve as chief legal officer of the statewide public power utility.
Gov. Cuomo Tries to Brush Off Moreland Commission Scandal

Gov. Cuomo Tries to Brush Off Moreland Commission Scandal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke positively this week about the commission, the group which has drawn scrutiny from the federal government.
Gov. Candidate Zephyr Teachout Supports Periodic Revaluations

Gov. Candidate Zephyr Teachout Supports Periodic Revaluations

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate is hoping to force incumbent and fellow Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo into a primary.
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.