Tag: Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Says LI Bearing Brunt of Storm, Doesn’t Rule Out Closing...

“It seems like Mother Nature packs an especially potent punch for Nassau and Suffolk,” Cuomo said at a press conference Thursday at noon.

Long Island Benefits Least Under Cuomo Tuition-Free Program

The governor unveiled the proposal last month during an appearance with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who during the Democratic primary for president called for similar assistance nationwide.

Cuomo Delivers State of The State Address on Long Island

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious five-part agenda for Long Island when he delivered his regional State of the State address at SUNY Farmingdale State College on Tuesday.

NTSB : LIRR Train in Brooklyn Crash Traveled Double the Speed...

The LIRR train pulled into Atlantic Terminal at 10 mph, as opposed to the 5 mph speed limit, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator told reporters at a Thursday press conference.

Cuomo: Obamacare Repeal Would Hurt Nearly 300K Long Islanders

At the state level, the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act’s repeal would mean a loss of $595 million. According to the governor, New York’s counties have been able to directly use the additional federal Medicaid funding through Obamacare to lower property taxes.

‘Racist’ Obama Comments By Carl Paladino Spark Outrage

“I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,” he said of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Did NY Break Federal Law With its New LIE Rest Stop?

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspects New York State may have broken federal law when it recently opened a store at the Long Island Expressway rest stop in Dix Hills, officials said.

National Popular Vote Movement Closer To Changing Presidential Elections

Long before Hillary Clinton became the fifth presidential candidate in history to lose an election despite winning the popular vote, a movement had already emerged endeavoring to change how presidential elections are decided and operated—in theory, giving each voter a true stake in one of the most fundamental elements of democracy by empowering state legislatures to effectively nullify the current electorate system and decide the victor solely according to the populous vote. Already 11 states, including New York, have passed legislation to join the national popular vote compact. Collectively, these states represent 165 electoral votes, placing them only 105 shy of reaching the 270 threshold for the race to be decided.

LIRR Derailment: Work Train Impeded Passenger’s Train Space, Officials Say

Although the crash is currently under investigation, officials were able to shed more clarity on the crash, which occurred just after 9 p.m. in New Hyde Park. Cuomo said the passenger train and a work train were running in the same direction when they sideswiped each other, causing three of the passenger train's cars to careen off the tracks. The passenger train "was where it was supposed to be," officials said, adding that the work train appeared to have intruded on the other train's path.

Cuomo: LIRR Operation to Leave ‘Dingy’ Penn Station for New Digs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the new Moynihan Train Hall across the street from Penn Station will house both Amtrak and LIRR ticketing and waiting areas--and be 10 stories high.