New York

Cuomo Doubles Budget To Fight Opioid Crisis

Apr 20, 2017
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Long Island Addiction Recovery Center this week about his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the state. Cuomo’s recent budget allocates nearly $200 million to combat the crisis, double previous funding.

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Middle Class Recovery Act

Apr 19, 2017
Ronny Reyes / WSHU

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is anticipating how cuts to the federal government could affect the state’s middle class residents.

Gov. Cuomo's New York Agenda Feeds Talk Of Presidential Run

Apr 14, 2017
Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, FIle

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his first-in-the-nation proposal to make state college tuition free for middle-class students, he stood next to Bernie Sanders. This week when Cuomo celebrated its approval, he was arm in arm with Hillary Clinton.

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic

Connecticut and New York are among nine northeastern states petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to limit air pollution that drifts in from the Rust Belt.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the state has the highest level of ozone in the Northeast, due in large part to interstate pollution that comes from coal-fired power plants in states likes Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Hans Pennink / AP

Brian Kolb is the New York State Assembly minority leader, but he’s not part of the closed door budget negotiations underway in Albany.  

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