On the agenda for David Paterson today…a lot of smiling.
From his schedule, which the governor’s office just sent out:
Governor Designate David A. Paterson is in Albany. He will have photo availabilities after the following meetings.
10:15 AM Meets with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
PHOTO AVAILABILITY TO FOLLOW Read More
Welcome Republican operative Robert Hornak officially to the 2009 race for City Council.
Hornak, who has been raising money to run for the Astoria seat that Peter Vallone Jr. will be term-limited out of, is having a kick-off event on February 2 featuring: Niger Innis, Herb London, Queens G.O.P. leader Phil Ragusa, and the Read More
Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo was a bit of an unwelcome guest at a hearing here organized by members of his own party.
Earlier this week, Assembly Republicans held a hearing on Eliot Spitzer’s driver’s license plan, which they say rewards illegal immigrants with the chance to obtain a state driver‘s license. Read More
So here’s a lively exchange from earlier today between Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco from a budget hearing in Albany.
Silver: “So, you support adding for education, you supporting adding for health, you support adding for tax cuts and you’re complaining about how much we are [adding] — I just Read More
This doesn’t bode well for an on-time budget in Albany.
Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco has the answer:
“There’s a strike going on here at the capitol,” he said at a Republican-led budget hearing right now in Albany that is being boycotted by Democrats like the governor, Assembly Speaker and others.
“Speaker Silver is on Read More
Who’s that guy behind Eliot Spitzer at this morning’s press conference about the extended confinement of sex offenders?
It’s James Tedisco, who appears to have hammered out a working relationship with the governer despite a rough introduction.
– Azi Paybarah Read More