‘You’re asking the winners of the game to change the rules and that’s always a hard thing to do.’
While commending Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a voluntary matching system on the state level, many experts have also suggested that the governor’s blueprint requires significant changes to be successful.
A look at some recent races illustrates the many successes of the New York City campaign finance system, as well as limitations that the new state system will also have to deal with.
Do we need more charter schools? Should public colleges be free? What role should tests play in the lives of students and teachers? On these and other topics, here’s where the gubernatorial candidates stand.
From courtrooms to prisons, and from pot to parole, the four gubernatorial candidates stake out distinct positions on top criminal justice policy issues.
Cuomo has backed reforms to courtroom practices, policing and incarceration. Nixon has advocated for more aggressive changes.
The governor has shifted on several key education issues since taking office. Now he faces a long-time education advocate in the Democratic primary.
A former dairy worker is leading the push to close a loophole in labor laws. Agriculture businesses claim farmworkers are trying an end run through the courts after repeatedly failing to make their case in the state legislature.
The board’s vote against the city’s proposal included the caveat that they’d accept a better rezoning that met certain conditions, but many protestors said there should be no rezoning at all.
Advocates hope access to healthy food, expanding school breakfast and ways to address hunger and the forces that drive it are issues that candidates for city office will be forced to discuss between now and Election Day.