State of the State

Cuomo’s pot program leaves some with questions
Cuomo’s pot program leaves some with questions
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 1/14/2014 at 4:05PM

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.

Cuomo talks economic successes, medical marijuana in State of State
Cuomo talks economic successes, medical marijuana in State of State
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2014 at 5:10PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for legalizing medical marijuana, while promoting tax relief measures and touting New York’s economic successes, in his last State of the State address before running for re-election. “In three years, [we] have reversed decades of decline,” the governor said, referring to the state’s transformation from a $10 billion deficit [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2014 at 7:57AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny. High near 25. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 19. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Monthly Jazz Jam At 5 p.m., individuals can learn more about jazz and play with the Queens Jazz OverGround. At 7 p.m., musicians are invited [...]

Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Cuomo budget centers on job creation, education improvements
Politics Alexa Altman 2/13/2013 at 3:51PM

In his budget outline for the coming year, Governor Andrew Cuomo focused on job creation and improving education, promising to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state. In addition to jobs and education, Cuomo’s proposal, NY Rising, addresses fiscal integrity and discipline and restoring the state as a progressive beacon. Cuomo proposed an [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Cuomo takes aim at guns, Sandy relief during State of the State address
Cuomo takes aim at guns, Sandy relief during State of the State address
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/09/2013 at 5:58PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vowed New York will become the nation’s leader in gun safety laws in wake of recent shootings. At his annual State of the State address on January 9, Cuomo put forth a seven-point agenda that would lead to some of the tightest gun regulations in the country – particularly aimed at [...]

Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Governor Cuomo to give State of the State address Wednesday
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 9:01AM

Two years into his first term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo will deliver his annual State of the State address today at 1:30 p.m. from Albany. In addition to discussing Sandy recovery, Cuomo is expected to propose an assault weapons ban. In case you miss it, we’ll be posting a recap on QueensCourier.com. Here [...]

If you build it, they will come
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 1/09/2012 at 5:10PM

Last week’s State of the State address by Governor Andrew Cuomo promised big things for Queens, chief among them building the country’s largest convention center on the former site of the Aqueduct Racino. The 3.8 million-square-foot convention center would accommodate the nation’s largest events, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and many restaurants, and create new [...]