Governor Cuomo

NY State minimum wage to increase to $8 per hour starting Dec. 31
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 1:34PM

Changes are coming to the state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems, and there will be an increase in minimum wage. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the passage of the state budget in March, 2013, which included raises in the minimum wage to $8 per hour from $7.25, effective Dec. 31.

Op-ed: Support programs that boost our economy
News Op-Ed 12/26/2013 at 4:27PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER NILY ROZIC One by one, each student marched his way up to the front of the room to receive certificates of completion, each with a sense of accomplishment and hopefulness. One by one, each member of the cohort recounting stories of the past couple of weeks that gave them a second chance. It was [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Snow this morning will mix with and change to rain this afternoon. High 36. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%. Snowfall around one inch.Tuesday night: Light snow this evening will give way to some clearing late. Low 26F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 7:43AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Periods of rain. High 59. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch. Wednesday night Cloudy with light rain early…then becoming clear overnight. Low 33. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection The Booth: The [...]

Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Political Roundup: Schumer backs Vallone
Politics Queens Courier Staff 10/07/2013 at 3:38PM

Senator Schumer endorses Paul Vallone  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer endorsed City Council candidate Paul Vallone for the District 19 seat on Monday. “I have known the Vallone family for decades and their respected name and commitment to public service have made the people of Queens proud to call them their own,” Schumer said. Vallone was recently [...]

Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2013 at 1:34PM

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor Tuesday. “It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share,” Quinn said in a statement. “By working together, we will build a stronger city where no New Yorker is [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/09/2013 at 7:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: LICity Forum North Beach, where LaGuardia [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/04/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 75. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Taste of LIC Come experience the diverse flavors of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 8:12AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 68. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holocaust Memorial Day Talk [...]

State passes budget ahead of deadline
State passes budget ahead of deadline
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 12:23PM

Lawmakers in Albany, for the third straight year, passed an on-time budget last night when the Assembly approved the 2013-14 fiscal plan. Governor Andrew Cuomo in a video to New Yorkers touted its early approval as a sign that New York was on its way back after years of dysfunction. “My friends, it is springtime [...]