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Winners and Losers 12/19/14

cityandstateny.com — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sucked all the oxygen out of New York politics this week. On Wednesday, the state both banned fracking and picked the sites for three new casinos. Clearly Cuomo had nothing to do with the decisions, or their timing-but that didn't stop him from basking in praise and taking a victory tour to round out his week.

Winners and Losers: Special Casino Edition

cityandstateny.com — New York's Gaming Facility Location Board on Wednesday recommended just three-not four-winning casino bids, leaving 13 unlucky developers going home empty-handed. But some of the players enjoyed bigger wins than others or suffered more painful losses, including a few who weren't even in the competition.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @GAGreenberg: City & State - Winners and Losers: Special Casino Edition disq.us/8leaw0

Dec 18, 2014

@cityandstateny's special casino edition of Winners & Losers: Who had a winning hand? Who lost out? Vote here: cityandstateny.com/2/personality/…

A Jurist's Prudence: A Q&A with Sol Wachtler

cityandstateny.com — Sol Wachtler served as an associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals from 1973-84 before being appointed chief judge by Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1985, despite the fact that Wachtler was a Republican and the governor a Democrat.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @errollouis: "whatever the grand jury does is what the prosecutor wants that grand jury to do." Q&A with Sol Wachtler http://t.co/lkdGh1…

Dec 17, 2014

Fmr. NYS Chief Judge on Garner: "Whatever the grand jury does is what the prosecutor wants that grand jury to do." goo.gl/aIVj3b

A Jurist's Prudence: A Q&A with Sol Wachtler

cityandstateny.com — Sol Wachtler served as an associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals from 1973-84 before being appointed chief judge by Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1985, despite the fact that Wachtler was a Republican and the governor a Democrat.
Dec 17, 2014

"whatever the grand jury does is what the prosecutor wants that grand jury to do." Q&A with Sol Wachtler disq.us/8ldvvj

Dec 17, 2014

RT @morganpehme: The judge who said "a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich" on the grand jury's no indictment in the Garner case: goo.gl/fvSV4x

Dec 17, 2014

The judge who said "a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich" on the grand jury's no indictment in the Garner case: goo.gl/fvSV4x

Dec 17, 2014

My Q&A w/ fmr. Chief Judge Sol Wachtler on what he thinks criminal justice reform should look like in New York. goo.gl/fvSV4x

LIPA Declines to Consider Proposed Wind Farm Off Long Island

cityandstateny.com — A $1 billion wind farm proposed to be built in the waters off Long Island failed to appear in a resolution voted on today by the Long Island Power Authority's Board of Trustees, despite the plan enjoying the support of 16 of 22 Long Island Assembly members.
Dec 17, 2014

LIPA rejects large-scale wind farm off the coast of Long Island, @CityAndStateNY's @WilderFleming reports: goo.gl/C58xMB

Council Chairs Insist on Swearing

cityandstateny.com — After waiting for more than eight hours to testify at a New York City Council hearing on Dec. 11, a former state assemblyman was not allowed to speak-because he would not bend his knee and pledge his troth to the committee chair.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @powellnyt: Poppinjay time at the City Council? Council Chairs Insist on Swearing In cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new… @nyccouncilwatch

Dec 17, 2014

Poppinjay time at the City Council? Council Chairs Insist on Swearing In cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new… @nyccouncilwatch

Dec 17, 2014

RT @errollouis: "People who come voluntarily before the Council deserve respect and an assumption of honesty." disq.us/8ldf5g

Dec 17, 2014

City & State - Council Chairs Insist on Swearing In, Preventing testimony at Ed Committee cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

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Alex Matthiessen of Move NY

cityandstateny.com — Blue Marble Project President Alex Matthiessen sat down with City & State's Morgan Pehme to discuss his role as campaign director of Move NY, which is promoting a plan to reduce traffic congestion through higher tolls into Manhattan in exchange for lowering tolls on the bridges in the outer boroughs, along with other ideas, including expanded express bus service.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @RussMurphNY: Great interview by @morganpehme with Alex Mathiessen of @MoveNewYork, a comprehensive look at improving NYC transit: cityandstateny.com/27/28/30/alex-…

Exclusive: Jesse Hamilton On Why He Is Joining The Senate Democratic Conference

cityandstateny.com — In an exclusive interview with City & State TV, state Senator-elect Jesse Hamilton explains his choice to join the senate Democratic conference over the Independent Democratic Conference. Hamilton, who says he didn't make a definitive decision until this past weekend, pointed to key issues such as raising the minimum wage, affordable housing and criminal justice reforms as the reasons that ultimately swayed his decision to join the Democratic conference ahead of the IDC.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @CityAndStateNY: EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Hamilton explains his decision to join the @NYSenateDems instead of the IDC on @CityAndStateTV: goo.gl/uqRQVj

Dec 16, 2014

RT @sarbetter: City & State - Exclusive: Jesse Hamilton On Why He Is Joining The Senate Democratic Conference: cityandstateny.com/27/28/politics…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @sarbetter: City & State - Exclusive: Jesse Hamilton On Why He Is Joining The Senate Democratic Conference: cityandstateny.com/27/28/politics…

Dec 16, 2014

City & State - Exclusive: Jesse Hamilton On Why He Is Joining The Senate Democratic Conference: cityandstateny.com/27/28/politics…