None of the above beat Cuomo


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Over the last 12 months, the New York State Economic Development Corporation (with the permission and direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo) has spent over $160 million in taxpayer dollars for a series of feel good ads. The commercials ran in heavy rotation several times per hour on television stations. They have a catchy beat reminiscent […]

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Gov. Cuomo to visit Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Saturday


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Governor Cuomo's Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be stopping by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on Saturday as part of a Whistle-Stop Rally Tour alongside Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla of Puerto Rico.

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Cuomo, Biden announce design competition for LaGuardia and JFK


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Gov. Cuomo's Flickr

Biden and Cuomo held a press conference Monday at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology across from LaGuardia to announce the modernization of the borough’s airports, including launching a redesign competition for both LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.

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Why is Cuomo hiding from Astorino?  


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is following the infamous Rose Garden strategy of ignoring underdog Republican challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and refusing to participate in a series of public debates between now and Election Day. He recently did the same for the Democratic Primary by refusing to participate in any debates with his totally unknown, under-financed opponent Zephyr […]

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Governor Cuomo signs legislation to preserve Jamaica Bay


| slicata@queenscourier.com

Photo by Dan Mundy, Jr.

Jamaica Bay, long known as a dumping site for toxic waste, now has a law to prevent some of the hazardous material from making its way into the body of water.

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Gov. Cuomo’s transportation reinvestment commission


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

At the end of the day Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Commission to develop a 100 year blue print to plan for the future of public transportation will not be worth the paper any final report is printed on.  It will however like many previous planning studies or commissions, generate him some […]

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Cuomo failed kids


| letters@queenscourier.com

Gov. Andrew Cuomo let down New York’s schoolchildren by abandoning the education tax credit, even after he promised to pass it this session. The education tax credit provides an incentive to private citizens to make donations to public and independent schools and is widely supported by large majorities in both houses of the legislature, all […]

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Cuomo’s pot program leaves some with questions


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of DEA/Department of Justice

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State still has some a little buzzed. Cuomo mentioned he would launch a state medical marijuana program to help patients, and since then various organizations and supporters of cannabis have applauded the decision, but are calling for more information.

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Cuomo taps former Councilmember Jim Gennaro for deputy commissioner job


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hired former Councilmember Jim Gennaro to join the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation as deputy commissioner for New York City Sustainability and Resiliency.

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