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NY gubernatorial candidates debate at the College of St. Rose in Albany
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Four candidates for governor of New York excluding incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo met for a debate last night in Albany. The forum hosted by the League of Women Voters covered a variety of topics and several upstate issues. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, the candidates were asked about how they would address emerging contaminants.

Karen DeWitt

The final debate of the 2018 New York governor’s race, and the only upstate debate, was held Thursday night at the College of Saint Rose in Albany and sponsored by the League of Women Voters. All of the candidates showed up, except Democratic incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley / WAMC

Candidates for statewide office in New York were required this week to disclose how much money they have on hand for the final month of the 2018 election season. Once again, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, is far ahead of his challengers.  

Stephanie Miner
Karen DeWitt

Independent candidate for New York governor Stephanie Miner is keeping the heat on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Democratic Party for a mailer sent out during the party primary that accused the governor’s opponent, Cynthia Nixon, of anti-Semitism.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to rail against President Trump’s tweets and comments to reporters. But some of his political opponents say the governor needs to talk more about issues related to New York.

Opponents Hit Cuomo Over Corruption Convictions

Jul 16, 2018
Stephanie Miner
Karen DeWitt

Opponents to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 New York governor’s race are continuing to weigh in on the corruption convictions of the former head of Cuomo’s economic development programs. Independent candidate for governor and the former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says it’s not just Cuomo and his administration who are to blame.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner

A former top official in the New York Democratic Party is kicking off an independent run for governor.

NYPIRG Student Leader Conference Features Former Mayor

Mar 10, 2018
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner

The New York Public Interest Research Group will hold its annual spring student leader conference Saturday at a SUNY school in the Hudson Valley. The keynote speaker is a former Democratic mayor from upstate.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Senator John Francisco R- Syracuse, speak at a forum moderated by SUNY New Paltz's Gerald Benjamin at a forum Monday in Albany
Karen DeWitt

At an event that’s become increasingly rare in state politics, two politicians from opposing parties sat down together Monday and had a civil discussion about issues facing New York.

tap water
William Warby, flickr

A Central New York Mayor and a Capital Region Congressman are advocating for a new federally funded tool to ensure communities across New York and the U.S. have access to clean drinking water.

Sean MacEntee/Flickr

According to President Barack Obama, more than 90 percent of households headed by a college graduate have Internet access, while fewer than half of low-income households have similar access. The president says the "digital divide" puts these individuals at a disadvantage by limiting their educational and economic opportunities because the Internet is increasingly needed to find a job, finish homework or keep in touch with family and friends. The mayors of a handful of upstate cities agree, and are taking action.

Stephanie Miner Steps Down As Democratic Party Co-Chair

Apr 18, 2014

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is resigning from her position as co-chair of New York state's Democratic Party.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an agreement reached in Ukraine, Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy, and Stephanie Miner stepping down as the co-chair of the Democratic Party.

APNewsBreak: Syracuse Race Draws Albany Muscle

Sep 9, 2013
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on an underdog campaign against the mayor of Syracuse in this week's Democratic primary.

The primary will decide whether Mayor Stephanie Miner survives her frosty year with Cuomo. She has criticized his pension-saving proposal.

Cuomo has refused to make an endorsement in the race. But records show a former Cuomo aide, Joseph Rossi, is working for the campaign of Miner's opponent Pat Hogan.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, the co-chair of the New York State Democratic Party. They discuss Miner’s flap with Governor Cuomo over municipal funding, the state of the Senate coalition, and her reelection efforts.