Here's a Crazy Theory We Heard About Andrew Cuomo

Brendan O'Connor · 08/15/16 11:00AM

Earlier this year, I met a source in a Washington, D.C., hotel lobby to discuss a financial corruption case they claimed to be familiar with. In the course of our conversation, this person told me that Andrew Cuomo is not actually the governor of New York. What? Come on, that’s crazy. it?

Andrew Cuomo's Display of Solidarity Much Bigger Than Bill de Blasio's

Brendan O'Connor · 06/30/16 12:10PM

On Thursday morning, the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a press release announcing that City Hall would be lit orange to mark the final day of National Gun Violence Awareness Month. Not to be outdone, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, an hour later, that 1 World Trade Center would also be lit orange.

Andrew Cuomo Pushes Tepid Campaign Finance Reform as Preet Bharara Finds Corruption "Everywhere We Look"

Brendan O'Connor · 06/09/16 08:50AM

On Wednesday, shortly after Norman Seabrook, president of New York City’s jail officers’ union, was arrested on corruption charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a speech promising new regulations on independent expenditure committees (a.k.a. super PACs). This is the fourth time in five years that the governor has proposed such regulations, Politico reports, which—even in the unlikely event of them passing—would not actually do very much to ameliorate corruption in New York.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/14/16 02:53PM

Three proposals for how to make Albany less corrupt: Andrew Cuomo wants to limit lawmakers’ outside income to $12K; Democrats want to limit it to $70K; and Republicans want no limit. Contemplate a setting in which Andrew Cuomo is the least corrupt thinker.

Cuomo Announces "Emergency Measures" to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

Aleksander Chan · 05/11/15 09:13AM

In response to last week’s New York Times reports about the dangerous work conditions, low pay, and racism running rampant in New York nail salons, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced late Sunday a series of “emergency measures” and vowed that the state would no longer “stand idly by as workers are deprived of their hard-earned wages and robbed of their most basic rights.”