While Andrew Cuomo’s economic record and rhetoric are complicated, Republican challenger Marcus Molinaro largely proposes a familiar menu of tax cuts, regulatory rollbacks and spending restrictions.
Unlike Gov. Cuomo, the Republican nominee, Marc Molinaro, has said little about rent regulations or subsidized housing. But both men have said a lot about property taxes.
The race for comptroller has been a largely quiet affair, but as sole trustee for the state’s $209 billion pension fund, the winner will have to decide whether investing in fossil-fuel companies is still morally acceptable or financially wise.
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.
While Gov. Cuomo’s progressive shift in rhetoric — whether spurred by Cynthia Nixon or not — is obvious, what happens next is less certain.
Vacancy decontrol, vacancy bonuses, preferential rents: Where do they stand?
Even if New Yorkers continue to blame Cuomo for their lousy commutes, it’s unclear if that anger alone will impact the results of the primary. After all, many registered Democrats, like the governor, never ride the subway.
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.