After more than two hours of testimony in front of some state Assembly members in midtown, it seems like Mike Bloomberg left with as much chance of winning approval for his congestion pricing proposal as he did when he walked in.
While concerns about civil rights issues raised by Assemblyman Richard Brodsky were laughed Read More
Senator Bill Perkins may be endorsing a different presidential candidate than New York Congressional dean Charlie Rangel, but they can still celebrate together.
Rangel, a Clinton supporter, is billed as a “special guest” at a birthday event on Sunday for Perkins, who is backing Barack Obama.
“It’s a birthday celebration,” Read More
Speaking on the floor of the Assembly Saturday night, Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell of Manhattan defended this year’s budget process, saying that it was open and publicly negotiated.
Which some people might disagree with.
– Azi Paybarah Read More
Andrew Cuomo had his public swearing-in ceremony yesterday at the Museum of Art, where he trotted out themes from his campaign including social justice, gun violence and governmental reform.
Cuomo added a special thank you to the audience:
“This was not an easy campaign. This was a hard campaign. I wasn’t able to self-finance the Read More
“Best shape we’ve been in in modern history.”
That’s how outgoing state Democratic Party chairman Herman “Denny” Farrell just described the state party’s condition at the end of his five-year tenure.
(For the record, that’s slightly different from how newly-elected party co-chair David Pollak, sees it.)
In a speech to party leaders at the Read More
On the last Sunday before he starts changing everything, Eliot Spitzer was at the St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal church on Amsterdam Avenue, standing in next to state Democratic Party chairman Denny Farrell.
While Spitzer had some kind words for Andrew Cuomo (who was there too with his daughter, Cara), it was Spitzer’s praise for Read More
John Faso’s campaign is working hard to keep the flames of the the Farrell gaffe alive as long as possible.
Today he prepares to talk taxes again at a conference in Saratoga Springs.
“He will be focusing on a relief agenda for property tax payers, local governments, and Medicaid,” said Susan Del Read More
The Times writes that it is Christine Quinn’s chance to rein in council spending.
Denny Farrell’s attack on John Faso backfires.
Ben Smith reports on Rev. Al’s statements about David Yassky and Nicholas Minucci.
The Albany Times Union reports KT McFarland will stay in the Senate race, rebuffing Read More
Azi of the New York Press (and formerly, of Politicker intern fame) offers this Nassau nugget:
On NY1 last night, Democratic State Chairman Denny Farrell said he hasn’t spoken to Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi in two years. So much for cell phones, right?
“I don’t think it’s a secret that Tom Suozzi Read More
Contra DNC chairman Howard Dean, New York State Democratic Party chairman Denny Farrell seems to think the war in Iraq is winnable, a sharp-eyed Eve Kessler notes:
Denny, on Cheney’s speech at Fort Drum today: “…Americans are also looking for leadership and a plan for how we’re going to win this war — Read More