State legislators from across the aisle and both ends of the statehouse are responding to Andrew Cuomo’s proposed plans for independent redistricting legislation and their reactions should surprise no one: enthusiastic cheers from those in the minority, and wait-and-see from those who have the power to redraw the lines.
Democratic Leader John L. Sampson has released Read More
THE PEOPLE SPEAK
A new Quinnipiac University poll confirms that a soaring budget deficit is the most important issue to most New Yorkers, but also registers resistance to most budget-cutting measures other than freezing wages for state workers.
77% of respondents said New York State has “very serious” budget problems, and 70% were “dissatisfied” or “very Read More
A coalition of groups advocating for environmental reform sent a detailed memo to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature today, hoping to make environmental issues a priority for the freshly installed government.
The report calls for tighter regulations on natural gas drilling and water extraction, urges the state to develop a comprehensive Read More
Russell Simmons—who has some ties to Andrew Cuomo—is scratching his head over the Aqueduct deal, which is giving David Paterson a considerably large headache.
The project has, for some strange reason, also attracted the attention of another rap mogul, Jay-Z.
Anyway, on GlobalGrind.com, Simmons wrote: Read More