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NYC Mayor Proposes 'Millionaires Tax' to Fix Subway

Bill de Blasio also wants the higher tax on city's wealthy to subsidize low-income riders

(Newser) - A little over a month after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the New York City subway, his longtime nemesis in the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio, is proposing a new tax on wealthy New Yorkers to help fix the ailing system. On Monday, de... More »

Governor's Staffer Shot in Pre-Parade Violence in NYC

Carey Gabay, lawyer on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staff, shot in head this morning

(Newser) - It's a festival celebrating Caribbean culture that New York City residents look forward to all year, but the early hours before today's West Indian Day Parade were rocked by violence during pre-celebrations—and a staffer for Gov. Andrew Cuomo was one of the victims. Cuomo says Carey Gabay,... More »

Cuomo: We Won't Let Nail Salon Workers Be Exploited

NY gov orders emergency measures to stop wage theft, health hazards

(Newser) - A New York Times exposé by Sarah Maslin Nir about the exploitation of nail salon workers has caught the attention of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced he's putting emergency measures into place to go after wage theft and health hazards in the industry, the AP reports. In... More »

NY GOP Woos Trump: Run for Governor!

The Donald seems mildly interested

(Newser) - Goodbye, Donald Trump, fake presidential candidate. Hello Donald Trump, fake gubernatorial candidate! Some New York Republicans want the Donald to take on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, in what they admit is a desperate ploy, the New York Post reports. "There is only one prospective candidate who could run... More »

Kardashian in Legal Brawl With NY Guv

Cuomo wants her to stop selling 'Rich Soil' shirts

(Newser) - If you thought perhaps New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had better things to do than concern himself with the Kardashians, you'd be wrong. His administration recently ordered Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar Odom to stop selling a T-shirt that's currently available through their clothing line, Rich Soil, the... More »

Chris Christie Once Again Gives Obama Some Lovin'

Describes meeting with president in January as 'a lot of fun'

(Newser) - The Chris Christie-Barack Obama bromance lives on. At a keynote speech in front of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce last night, Gov. Christie had some more glowing words for the president vis-à-vis Hurricane Sandy, reports Buzzfeed . Christie announced that he wanted to end his speech by publicly thanking... More »

Cuomo: Cold Will Make 'Tens of Thousands' Homeless

Could put 30K to 40K out on the street in NYC

(Newser) - Plummeting mercury will put "tens of thousands" of people out on the street, by way of making their unheated and storm-damaged homes uninhabitable, says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "It's going to become increasingly clear" that cold temperatures are going to force out residents who have thus... More »

Kerry Kennedy Blames Seizure for Wreck

Truck driver says she tried to flee scene, but tire popped

(Newser) - Kerry Kennedy may have appeared to be high on drugs when she was busted last week after crashing her Lexus into a tractor-trailer rig, but she was actually suffering a "partial seizure," she has explained to a judge. Kennedy, daughter of Bobby Kennedy and ex-wife of Gov. Andrew... More »

NY Unhearts Iconic Logo

Heart getting axed as part of $5M tourism campaign

(Newser) - The heart on the "I Love NY" logo is about to get an overhaul: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ditching the iconic image, which dates from the 1970s, and asking New Yorkers and visitors alike for something to replace it as part of a $5 million tourism campaign, reports the... More »

Cuomo to Seek NYC Casinos

Budget boost outweighs social ills: state governor

(Newser) - Fresh off his first year as New York governor, Andrew Cuomo promises to make "eye-catching" moves next year—including casinos in New York City. He'll start by asking the legislature next week to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling, he tells the New York Daily News... More »

Naomi Wolf: I Was Busted in Gown for Using Sidewalk

Arrest highlights 'closing of America,' writes Wolf

(Newser) - Stunned feminist author Naomi Wolf says she was busted in an evening gown for "standing lawfully on a sidewalk" outside an event she was invited to. Cops cuffed the writer after she explained to Occupy Wall Street protesters they had a legal right to use the sidewalk outside an... More »

Author Naomi Wolf Cuffed at NYC Protest

Feminist joins demonstrators protesting award for Gov. Cuomo

(Newser) - Feminist author Naomi Wolf was cuffed and hauled off to a police stationhouse after refusing to stay off the street during an Occupy Wall Street protest outside a Manhattan awards ceremony honoring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Democratic governor was accepting an award as "game changer of the... More »

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