ALBANY—The LCA Press Room on the Capitol's third floor is filled now with movers and telecomm technicians as some of the news organizations here shuffle around.
The Daily News is moving out of the small, open-topped cube in the center of the press room that it has occupied since (best as anyone can remember) the Read More
Here’s some strategic language coming from progressives who oppose David Paterson’s request to cut state spending.
In a blog item posted just now on their web site, the Working Families Party calls it “Bush-enomics." The post is in response direct response to today’s column by Bill Hammond, who supports budget cuts.
While Read More
This morning, the New School hosted a panel discussion on whether Eliot Spitzer can regain his political capital. (The answer is already looking quite different in light of yesterday’s special election.)
Panelist Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice said “hallelujah!” about yesterday’s results and said Democrats should be given a chance to control Read More
A business associate of graffiti advocate Marc Ecko was busted. For graffiti.
The head of the NRA is going to attend Rudy Giuliani’s fund-raiser.
The state comptroller thinks the governor’s spending plan is unsustainable.
Bill Hammond looks at which lawmakers are tilting towards 1199.
The head of the state lobbying commission Read More
Bill Hammond has the comptroller list from the independent screening panel. It’s three people, not five.
Businessman Bill Mulrow
NYC Finance Commissioner Martha Stark
Nassau County Comptroller Howard Weitzman
– Azi Paybarah
The Journal News reports that local anti-war activists are not happy with Hillary Clinton.
Write-ups of yesterdays MLK celebration at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network are here, here and here.
Eliot Spitzer is making a mistake by not putting up a candidate in the race for state comptroller, says the Read More
Bill Hammond takes issue with Alan Hevesi’s refusal to campaign, and thinks it’ll haunt the comptroller, even if he wins re-election.
Every time he puts out an audit about a village clerk with his hand in the till, Hevesi will face questions about his own sticky fingers. Hevesi’s only chance for redemption is to Read More
We’ve heard a bit of muttering lately on the, er, slightly superficial question of Freddy’s facial hair. When, we were asked, was the last time New York elected a mayor with a moustache?
The results of our extensive research aren’t encouraging for the former Bronx Borough President. The last mustachioed mayor, John P. Read More