By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 10:27pm
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is making “remarkable progress” as she recovers from last month’s shooting in Tucson and has started speaking, making specific requests for food and talking to loved ones.
“They’re short sentences but specific, and very communicative,” said Gillibrand about Giffords’ progress. “I think that’s really what people are Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 8:46pm
Want a new legislator? Looks like there’s a better chance of them get caught with their hand in the cookie jar or posting fun, flirty classifieds on CraigsList than getting voted out of office.
A report released today says that one of every 11 legislators who left office since 1999 has done so on account Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 7:02pm
State Senate Democrats unveiled a comprehensive ethics package today and called on it to pass quickly in order to reinsure voters that an election season promise is being honored.
Minority leader John Sampson said that the Democrats’ six-part bill that will cover a variety of ethically-dubious areas including client disclosure requirements, proper use of campaign Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 4:15pm
Reps Peter King and Michael Grimm broke with their party’s leadership in the House today, sending a letter to Speaker John Boehner today against the G.O.P.’s proposed cuts, which they fear will “disproportionally impact” New York City and Long Island.
Highlighted among their concerns were the threats that the proposed cuts made to security measures Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 3:06pm
The latest Siena poll gives Gov. Andrew Cuomo his highest favorability rating yet, with 77% of respondants approving of the job the governor is doing. Plus, despite some initial grumbling, nearly 3/4ths of New Yorkers say that they approved of Cuomo’s budget.
“The honeymoon continues,” said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg.
“After six weeks in office, Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/14/11 2:21pm
Bloomberg’s been tracked: flight records show how often he jets off to Bermuda, reigniting anger over December snowstorm debacle.
WH’s budget projection expects the deficit to hit a whooping $1.6 trillion in 2012.
By Meghan Keneally 2/09/11 9:23pm
A coalition of lawmakers and child advocates will announce tomorrow that they will appeal a lower court’s decision to decline to deny schools chancellor Cathie Black a waiver that she needed to assume control of the city’s schools.
Since Black was nominated for the position of chancellor by Mayor Michael Bloomberg three months ago, she Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/09/11 8:47pm
City council members Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams bashed plans that would allow upscale housing developers a three year extension on real estate taxes as they continue to build their projects in a news conference today in front of Housing Preservation and Development headquarters.
“We simply cannot afford to extend hundreds of millions in tax breaks Read More
By Meghan Keneally 2/09/11 5:40pm
Three names were added to the list of members of Governor Cuomo’s Albany team today, filling sought-after positions at the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Canal Corporation and the Environmental Facilities Corporation.
The decision to put Schenectedy Mayor Brian Stratton in the Cuomo administration was widely reported yesterday, though it was not until today’s announcement Read More