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  • Students protesting budget cuts at UC Berkeley. (File photo).

    About 20 percent of states have already enacted some form of free college tuition, and more legislation is on the way.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Transit spent more than $1 million on a digital advertising campaign this summer to inform riders about changes caused by a massive two-month repair project at Penn Station that limited service on its second-busiest rail line. Some of the $1,009,775 was spent to target ads to those directly affected by the work, according to invoices...

  • NEW YORK— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of major construction for a new light-filled train hall across from the cramped and dark Penn Station. A concourse linking the Farley building to the existing Penn Station across the street opened in June.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting together a proposal to charge motorists more for entering the most congested parts of Manhattan. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, has proposed a tax on the wealthiest New York City residents to raise money.

  • Andrew Cuomo's pricey plan to install high-tech, color-changing lights on New York City's bridges, questioning whether the investment is the best use of public money. Estimates have ranged from $216 million to $350 million. They made a splashy debut this spring during the opening of the first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, flashing in synchronization to...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The Latest on comments made by a New York City hedge fund manager that compared a black New York state lawmaker to the Ku Klux Klan:. Andrew Cuomo is denouncing comments from a top political donor who said a black New York state senator was worse than the Ku Klux Klan because of her support for teachers unions. Daniel Loeb issued a statement saying he...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A billionaire hedge fund manager has apologized for an online post saying that a black New York state senator has "done more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood" because of her support for teachers unions. Daniel Loeb issued a statement saying he regrets the language he used in the Facebook post about Senate Minority Leader...

  • Daniel Loeb

    A financial backer of the New York governor accused State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins of having done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood."

  • Newsday reports that Long Island- based Blue Point Brewery is launching the new brew Monday afternoon at Shake Shack in Penn Station. Andrew Cuomo said construction at Penn Station could result in a "summer of hell" for commuters. The can's design resembles Penn Station's departure board, with Long Island destinations followed by the word "delayed."

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Officials at New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced leadership appointments on Thursday as the agency embarks on an emergency plan to fix New York City's subway system, the country's largest. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, who took the helm in June, said Patrick Foye would join the agency as president after Foye leaves his...

  • Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.

    After Trump's win, Democrats should prepare for a packed debate stage similar to the GOP in 2016, says National Review's Jim Geraghty.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday they will replace two top executives at the powerful bi-state agency that controls many of the region's most critical transportation assets. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye, whom Cuomo appointed to the authority in 2011,...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Half of the money spent so far from New York state's $10 billion in legal settlement windfall has gone to support the state budget rather than the capital projects for which it should be used, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said on Friday. Those measures include $850 million to offset Medicaid expenditures that the federal government...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- New York and New Jersey's bi-state transportation agency on Tuesday began seeking proposals to develop a master plan for the $10 billion renovation of John F. Kennedy International Airport, a pet project of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said in a statement that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates JFK and several...

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  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced an extra $1 billion to repair the state's "decaying" public transportation system and loosened environmental regulations and other laws to help speed up the work. Under its current capital program, the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is spending $32.5 billion between 2015...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an extra $1 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital program on Thursday and said he would declare a state of emergency because of the "wholly unacceptable" decline of New York's transit systems. Nearly half of that spending is going toward improvements in the New York City...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled an extra $1 billion for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital program on Thursday and said he will declare a state of emergency regarding the "wholly unacceptable" decline of New York's transit systems. Nearly half of that spending is going towards improvements in the New York City...

  • A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker enters a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailment occurred on June 27, 2017, in New York City.

    "The MTA is an authority where the governor has a majority of appointees," George Pataki tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, June 15- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that Amtrak should pay for changes the state must make to accommodate repairs this summer at Pennsylvania Station, the country's busiest train hub. Amtrak's push to repair its Penn Station infrastructure from July 10 through Sept. 1 will take three key tracks out of service and disrupt commutes...