Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York Initiating ‘Statewide Crackdown’ On Texting While Driving

Police in New York are embarking on a “statewide crackdown” on texting while driving.

04/10/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Governors Andrew Cuomo, Dan Malloy Lift State-Funded Travel Bans To Indiana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lifted a ban on some state-funded travel to Indiana, saying he believes changes made to an Indiana religious-objections law will keep it from being used to discriminate against gay people.

04/04/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo: State Budget Approved Wednesday Is ‘Most Pro-Teacher’ Ever

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday touted the contentious educational reforms he fought to include in the approved state budget as transformative.

04/01/2015

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

NYSUT President Reportedly Urging Parents To Boycott Common Core Exams

A slate of education reforms were part of the state budget passed in Albany, New York, Tuesday night, but teachers are not happy with the results.

04/01/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

N.Y. State Budget Agreement Includes Education, Ethics Reforms; Eliminates Minimum Wage Hike

The New York state budget agreement struck Monday did not include a minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but it did include a new tax cut for luxury yachts.

03/30/2015

Teachers, parents and students gather outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office to protest his education reform plan. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parents, Teachers Line Up To Protest Cuomo’s Education Reform Plan

The bone-chilling weather on Saturday did not stop hundreds of teachers, students and parents from gathering in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s East Side office to protest his administration’s education policy.

03/28/2015

Immigration activists participate in a protest announcing their intent to go on a hunger strike on March 25, 2015 in New York City. Approximately 50 people who would be effected by the proposed DREAM Act have pledged to participate in the hunger strike until the DREAM Act is included in the New York State budget, which is expected to be completed by Friday of this week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Immigrant Students Begin Hunger Strike For NY Dream Act

About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said Wednesday.

03/25/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Legislative Ethics Reforms Must Be Part Of State Budget

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.

03/23/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (credit: Spencer Platt/Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Giuliani Pens Letter With Mayor De Blasio Seeking Continued Mayoral Control Over NYC’s Schools

The joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers calls for renewal of mayoral control without delay.

03/23/2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Poll: Cuomo’s Approval Rating Dips Amid Education Tussles

A Quinnipiac University poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest point amid an ongoing fight with teachers unions.

03/18/2015

A natural gas company wants to build a gas transfer station 19 miles off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. (Photo: Handout)

Environmentalists, NYC Officials Call On Gov. Cuomo To Nix Natural Gas Terminal

State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos is against the project, which the Coast Guard is reviewing.

03/16/2015

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Riders Alliance Asks Straphangers For Their Subway Service Horror Stories

On Sunday the group Riders Alliance asked passengers at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station to dish the dirt on their subway system experiences.

03/15/2015

Public Advocate Letitia James rallies for education funding on March 15, 2015 (Credit: Public Advocate Letitia James' Office/1010 WINS)

Officials, Education Advocates Demand More State Funding For NYC’s Public Schools

Public Advocate Letitia James rallied parents, teachers and other education advocates, demanding more funding for public schools from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

03/15/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo Calls For New Policy After Criticism Of Email Purges

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a new email retention policy for state leaders following criticism about his administration’s practice of generally purging emails after 90 days.

03/13/2015

Several protests took place across New York City Thursday morning against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to make big changes to the education system. (Credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS2)

Protests Held Across NYC Against Gov. Cuomo’s Education Reform Plan

From Queens, to Brooklyn, to Manhattan, protesters hit the streets chanting, “Save our schools” and “Say no to Cuomo.”

03/12/2015

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