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New Poll Shows NY Governor Cuomo Holds Large Lead in Gubernatorial Race

by Associated Press
Gov. Cuomo

Shinya Suzuki, Flickr

A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.

   The Siena College poll finds 60 percent would vote now for Cuomo and 23 percent for Astorino, the Westchester County executive.

   The poll shows 61 percent have a favorable view of Cuomo, while 61 percent have no opinion of Astorino, down from 69 percent a month ago.

Gov. Cuomo's Campaign Creates Women's Equality Party

by Associated Press
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Diana Robinson, Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign and prominent Democrats said Thursday they are seeking to add a new Women's Equality ballot line to the November ballot.

   Cuomo's running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul, announced the new party in New York City and said it will support initiatives important to women, including a 10-point women's legislative agenda that has repeatedly failed to pass the Legislature.

LIRR Strike Averted

by Associated Press, Frank Eltman, Rachelle Blidner
LIRR train

Marc Flores, flickr

A tentative deal was reached Thursday that averts a strike by workers at the nation's largest commuter railroad, a top union negotiator said.

 Anthony Simon told The Associated Press about the tentative agreement with the Long Island Rail Road.

Cuomo: Rail Strike Would Hold Commuters Hostage

by Associated Press
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly waded into a labor dispute Wednesday that threatens to bring the nation's largest commuter railroad to a standstill.

   Cuomo said a strike on the Long Island Rail Road would be "highly disruptive" to nearly 300,000 daily riders. He called on rail worker unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to restart talks to avert a strike; an hour later the MTA invited the unions back to the bargaining table.

Governor Cuomo Taking "See How it Goes" Approach to Possible LIRR Strike

by Associated Press
LIRR Train.

ShellyS, Flickr

Anxiety is growing among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute involving the Long Island Road.

   Unions have threatened a strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday unless they get a new contract.

   No talks were scheduled Tuesday between the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. That's the agency that operates the LIRR.

   Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is taking a "see how it goes" approach to the dispute.

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