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.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York's 10 regions.VIDEO