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Oversight of MTA would be redundant
Letters

Oversight of MTA would be redundant

  To the editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal creating the New York State Design and Construction Corporation to provide oversight for all Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital projects worth $50 million or more is redundant. On a yearly basis, the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration provides over $1 […]

Gibson stepping away from politics; won’t run for governor in 2018
Politics

Gibson stepping away from politics; won’t run for governor in 2018

Congressman Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, has announced that he will not run for New York State Governor in 2018. Gibson was widely considered as a possible candidate for the 2018 gubernatorial election against Andrew Cuomo. But on Monday, Gibson announced he intends to step away from politics entirely. Gibson released a statement […]

Gillibrand pushing for federal campus assault bill; praises NY’s new policy
Policy

Gillibrand pushing for federal campus assault bill; praises NY’s new policy

  To mark sexual assault and awareness month, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-Brunswick, is urging Congress to pass legislation that would ensure cases of sexual assault on college campuses are handled properly and that students are provided support following these situations. This legislation is known as the Campus Accountability and […]

Addressing corruption is voters’ top end-of-session priority
Polls

Addressing corruption is voters’ top end-of-session priority

Voters overwhelmingly support stripping pensions from legislators and state employees convicted of crimes related to their public jobs; Divided on limiting legislators’ outside income to 15 percent of salary; Strongly pessimistic that anti-corruption legislation passes by June   Ninety-seven percent of New Yorkers say it is important for the governor […]