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New state task force will spend more money on infrastructure

Governor Cuomo announced the formation of a new task force yesterday to oversee infrastructure projects. As the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports, he also announced that more money will go to the state's regional economic development councils.  Go to full article
[It] is not clear that the cost of these...economic development activities equate to the benefits.

Industrial Development Agencies don't mean jobs, comptroller report finds

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office is out with its annual review of industrial development agencies. As the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports, the comptroller found little linkage between job creation and tax breaks.  Go to full article
Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

Anti-fracking group petitions Cuomo, state government

Anti fracking groups presented Governor Cuomo with 200,000 signatures asking for a ban on the gas drilling process in New York, and a State Senator predicts the opposition will have an effect on the governor. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article

At the state capitol, things get testy over campaign finance reform

Democrats and Republicans in the State Senate are engaged in some good old-fashioned partisan squabbling over reform of the state's campaign finance system. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article

Cuomo names education panel, looks for "action plan"

Governor Cuomo named a blue ribbon commission to look at the problems facing education in New York, instructing them to come back with an "action plan" not a "theoretical document."  Go to full article
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail

State promotes youth jobs program

The Cuomo administration is promoting a job hiring program for young people in some of the state's most economically hurting areas. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney has details.  Go to full article

State says community support will be major part of fracking decisions

Earth Day came and went in New York without too much discussion of what many environmentalists believe to be the biggest issue facing the state, when and where the gas drilling process known as hydrofracking will occur. Karen DeWitt has an update.  Go to full article

Cuomo predicts "quiet end" to legislative session

Governor Cuomo cast further doubt on issues like campaign finance reform and increasing the states minimum wage to become law this year, and says he's "shifting" to a new phase of governing instead. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo tamps down speculation about 2016

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was named one of Time's 100 most influential people last week, setting off more speculation about his potential as a presidential candidate in 2016.
Speaking with reporters yesterday (Wednesday), the governor tried to put the rumors to rest.
Referring to his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo's, flirtation with national office in the 1990s, he joked, "I've seen this movie before and I know how it turns out."
Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Still to come: campaign finance reform, possible minimum wage increase

Governor Cuomo says he has some goals for the rest of the legislative session, including reforming the campaign finance system and possibly raising the state's minimum wage. But he could not say for sure whether any of those items will be approved by the legislature.
In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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