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Cuomo's ethics commission was supposed to be fighting corruption and bringing transparency to the capital by now, but we just found out who's on it. And the appointments are raising some eyebrows.VIDEO
The four City Council members involved give MetroFocus an update on the project's progress, including their picks for the quirkiest and boldest ideas proposed to date.
The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to override a mayoral veto of the Outsourcing Accountability Act on Friday — taking a stand against outsourcing and the mayor, too.
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
While Cuomo's expedient push to raise taxes on the wealthy pleased many people of disparate political beliefs, it has also raised concerns about the governors' disregard for transparency.VIDEO
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.