New York

Hans Pennink / AP

After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the beleaguered group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate are trying to change the subject.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

In a plea from one New Yorker to another, Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., urged President Donald Trump to help what he called a “crisis” at Penn Station. 

Karen DeWitt/WAMC

Several senators who are part of a breakaway group of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference were paid extra stipends – ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 a year – for serving on various Senate committees controlled by the majority party Republicans.

Courtesy of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo / Flickr

A new online ad featuring Governor Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that New York’s governor may be planning a presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors.

The ad, which for now is only running online, features Cuomo and several well-known actors including Steve Buscemi and Whoopi Goldberg. All claim to be something other than they actually are, in order to promote the message of unity and tolerance in a diverse state.

New York State Renaming 'Common Core'

May 11, 2017
Mike Groll / AP

Amid continued public protest, the New York Board of Regents has dropped the name Common Core and replaced it with Next Generation Learning Standards.

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