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The Beacon of Opportunity and Progress

cityandstateny.com — New York is an amalgamation of talent-a single, vibrant community built over generations by cultures, values and ideas from every corner of the globe. This is the foundation of SOMOS El Futuro-the passion, ethic and aspirations of the Hispanic community that are reflected in public service.
Oct 31, 2014

Exclusive: @NYGovCuomo contributes an op-ed to @CityAndStateNY's Road to SOMOS series. Read it here: goo.gl/t2wkn1

Oct 31, 2014

Cuomo again calls for passage of Dream Act: cityandstateny.com/2/the-road-to-… Of course, he's called it a "priority" before: nyti.ms/1eh4BFZ

Oct 31, 2014

@NYGovCuomo: "...New York should set an example for the nation and move forward with the Dream Act." #RoadtoSomos cityandstateny.com/2/the-road-to-…

Oct 31, 2014

@NYGovCuomo touts min wage hike, NY Works, rising MWBE figures...and calls for passage of Dream Act #RoadtoSomos cityandstateny.com/2/the-road-to-…

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Helping Latino Children Begins With Fighting Poverty

cityandstateny.com — Simon Bolivar, the 19th century South American statesman and military leader, once said, "Nations march toward greatness at the same pace as their educational systems evolve." Today, in the early years of the 21 st Century those observations should serve as a road map for and a warning to our state and nation in its policy decisions impacting the education of our youth.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @morganpehme: In @CityAndStateNY @MarcosCrespo85 writes that helping New York's Latino children begins with fighting poverty: goo.gl/w9QNB0

Oct 31, 2014

In @CityAndStateNY @MarcosCrespo85 writes that helping New York's Latino children begins with fighting poverty: goo.gl/w9QNB0

What's in the Water? State Agency's Failure to Follow Sewage Pollution Law Provokes Questions

cityandstateny.com — Each year the aging sewer infrastructure in New York's cities, towns and villages dumps billions of gallons of raw sewage mixed with dirty stormwater into local waterways. These overflows close beaches, kill fish and wildlife, and sicken scores of people each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Following in the Statue of Liberty’s Footsteps

cityandstateny.com — The Somos El Futuro conference provides an opportunity at the conclusion of the election cycle for state elected and government officials to collectively assess the lay of the political landscape and plan accordingly for the January start of the new legislative season.
Oct 31, 2014

.@SenatorPeralta's @CityAndStateNY oped "Following in the Statue of Liberty's Footsteps" about the Dream Act: goo.gl/v4XydU

Under Attack from School Boards, Education Officials Defend Charters

cityandstateny.com — During a panel with high-ranking education officials, the moderator could not complete his first question about charter schools before the crowd, made up of mostly public school board members, started booing. Charters schools, like the controversial Success Academy network, present a polarizing policy question.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DianeRavitch: Board of Regents chair Tisch wants to expand charter schools in upstate Néw York, local boards unhappy: go.shr.lc/1pXNFqS

Alan Hevesi on Money, Politics and Retirement

cityandstateny.com — Alan Hevesi, the former state lawmaker, New York City comptroller and New York State comptroller, was back in the public eye this week-at least briefly-to give a talk in his former Queens Assembly district. The discussion, held at the Hevesi Library at the Central Queens Y, focused on the roots of U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @tommy_robb: Hevesi owes NYers a good deal more explaining than this. Alan Hevesi on Money, Politics and Retirement cityandstateny.com/2/personality/…

Who Is Heading To The Polls?

cityandstateny.com — I am often asked why the likely voter polling data, especially in New York State, has been consistently off target on the margin of victory over the last decade and a half. My response is always the same: The polling data itself is not usually the problem, it is the likely voter screens that are often suspect, sometimes projecting very inaccurate spreads and margins.
Oct 31, 2014

I never predict election outcomes without checking with Bruce Gyory. Read City & State - Who Is Heading To The Polls? cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

The C&S Political Report: The Showdown for the New York State Senate

cityandstateny.com — With less than a week to go until Election Day, the New York State Senate is up for grabs. After several scandals, a primary upset and a handful of surprising poll results, the number of toss-up races has dwindled.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jonathanlentz: C&S Political Report: The Showdown for the New York State Senate, via @cityandstateny cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

Oct 30, 2014

C&S Political Report: Croci-Esposito, Martins-Haber, O'Brien-Funke move to "lean Republican" in state Senate cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

Oct 30, 2014

Tossups in NYS Senate: Gipson-Serino, Wagner-Murphy, Tkaczyk-Amedore, Grisanti-Stocker-Panepinto + wild card Felder cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

Oct 30, 2014

Just days until Election Day, the New York State Senate is up for grabs. Here's our best guesses for each race: cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

Oct 30, 2014

Gyory: Senate GOP wise to spend early, because they changed the karma, were perceived as being on defensive cityandstateny.com/2/politics/cam…

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Ebola in New York: What, Me Worry?

cityandstateny.com — Truth be told, I'm a little worried about Ebola. Not because I have a hysterical fear of the contagion-from a rational standpoint I am far more concerned about getting hit by a car or dropping dead from overwork than contracting the virus.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CityAndStateNY: In his latest column @morganpehme explains why he is a little worried about #Ebola in New York: goo.gl/0CNHcp

Oct 30, 2014

In my latest @CityAndStateNY column I explain why I'm a little worried about Ebola in New York: goo.gl/0CNHcp

Tangled: Can Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fix the Long Island Power Authority?

archives.cityandstateny.com — It was the worst storm to hit Long Island in a generation. Torrential rains and high winds knocked out power for more than half a million customers of the Long Island Power Authority, making it the largest customer outage in LIPA's coverage area in over a quarter century.