Harlem Parents vs. Charter Schools

nyc_school_protest_bannerParents and public school advocates staged a dramatic protest outside the New York City Department of Education on Tuesday against a bid, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and financed by Wall Street lobbyists, to evict special needs students in order to make room for charter school expansion. Continue Reading →

Cuomo, 2014-15 NY State Budget Agreement Reached

Billy Joel Holds Press Conference At Madison Square GardenWe just received an e-mail from the office of the Governor Coumo stating that an agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State Budget that holds spending growth below two percent for the fourth consecutive year .. Continue Reading →

Coumo Announces “Bridge” Loans

Andrew_Cuomo_by_Pat_ArnowShort-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Continue Reading →

A Portrait Of David Paterson (video)

gov patersonDavid Paterson, a Columbia University graduates and Harlem State Senate representatives official portrait has “kind of an inviting quality to it,” the former governor told reporters on Sunday after a ceremony to unveil the painting at the state’s Capitol in Albany. Continue Reading →

Gov Cuomo, Disney, Marvel & Netflix Announce Landmark TV series

135071_MG_6039_0Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel’s landmark live-action television series, which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will principally film in New York State. Continue Reading →

NYS To Save $457 Mil Yearly In SNAP Benefits

healthy_foodAction Negates Cuts Slated to Take Effect as Part of the Federal Farm Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. Continue Reading →

Incarcerated Harlemites Can Earn A College Degree

FRONTLINE "Dropout Nation"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree through funding college classes in prisons across New York. Continue Reading →

Uptown Electeds Ask Cuomo For State Funds

espaillat_rosa_levine_rodriguezState Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, and Council Members Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodriguez are calling for the state to create a dedicated fund for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Continue Reading →

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Launches Business Mentor NY

coumo mentor programGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the official launch of Business Mentor NY, the State’s first, large scale, hands-on mentoring program geared to help entrepreneurs and small businesses across New York State overcome challenges and spur growth. Continue Reading →

Governor Cuomo Delivers Keynote Address at the NAN in Harlem

gov speaking nan in harlemGovernor Mario Cuomo and Congressman Charles Rangel at the National Action Network (NAN) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Gov Coumo Budget Presentation, January 1st, 2014 (full video)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address, outlining a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. Continue Reading →

Gov Cuomo appointments Thurman Thomas to the NY State Tourism

Thurman_Thomas Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of Thurman Thomas to the New York State Tourism Advisory Council and recommended that he fill the position of Vice Chair. Continue Reading →