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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not taken a position at the state version of the DREAM Act. He has said he supports the federal version. AP/Evan Agostini.
City & State  |  February 3, 2012 10:27 AM | 1 Comment
As the redistricting charade continued, the race to replace south Brooklyn's Carl Kruger got a little "racy" and Professor Cuomo continued to give lessons in "Expanding Executive Powers 101."
Other cities, including Washington D.C., have already banned eating in subways. Flickr/ herzogbr
Georgia Kral  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
"The rodents don't grow their own food nor do they go shopping at the market," says State Sen. Bill Perkins, who believes that banning straphangers from eating on subways will curb the city's rat problem. Read what else Perkins has to say about his controversial new bill...
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John Farley  |  January 30, 2012 2:59 PM | Comments
What are five religious leaders in Flushing, Queens -- perhaps the most theologically diverse neighborhood in America -- thinking, preaching and teaching about climate change?VIDEO
Public Advocate Bill De Blasio speaking at a protest against public transit in 2010. He is a winner because. Flickr/Digi Art 2011_Jason.Kuffer
City and State  |  January 20, 2012 10:14 AM | Comments
Between the governor’s budget address and a new round of campaign finance reports this week, the New York political scene was even more packed than usual with winners and losers.
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 24 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 31 Comments
The professor talks to MetroFocus about why OWS is such a sexy topic for students, and about the brouhaha over Columbia's proposed OWS class.
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John Farley  |  January 13, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
As the 2013 mayoral race heats up, openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks to WNET's "Need to Know" about her opinion on the future of the gay rights movement.VIDEO
Gustavo Rivera handily beat scandal-plagued State Senator Pedro Espada in 2010. Photo by Adi Talwar.
Georgia Kral  |  January 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The start of State Sen. Gustavo Rivera's legislative career coincided with the apparent beginning of Albany's clean-up, following years of corruption. MetroFocus spoke with Rivera after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday.
Theodore Roosevelt was the 33rd governor of New York. Photo by the Pach Brothers. This image is in the public domain.
Georgia Kral  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo preps for the delivery of his State of the State speech on Wednesday afternoon, MetroFocus took a look at what the Empire State governors of yesteryear had to say in their annual addresses.VIDEO
Senator Carl Kruger will discuss a possible plea deal with a judge on Tuesday. AP/Mike Groll.
Matt Draper  |  December 20, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Dec. 21, 2011 7:00AM | Comments
As State Sen. Carl Kruger resigned amid bribery charges, MetroFocus took a look back at New York's naughtiest pols of 2011. There was no dearth of eligible candidates...
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