It’s been eight weeks since Joe Bruno and the Republicans in the New York State Senate started pursuing Eliot Spitzer, and it still feels like they’re just getting started.
Immediately after Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s report in late July outlined misconduct by Eliot Spitzer’s top aides in using state police to track Mr. Bruno, Read More
Is it too soon to start calling Eliot Spitzer “embattled?”
At the very least, he’s sporting another prominent bruise after the release of a report today by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo finding that the governor’s aides acted improperly in an attempt to damage the reputation of Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
Following a report at Read More
In order to qualify for $500 million in federal funding, state lawmakers would have to approve of Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan by July 16.
And to do that, they'd have to, you know, meet.
A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the highest profile holdout on the plan, said it hasn‘t been Read More
In the midst of another bruising fight in Albany, Eliot Spitzer found time to read to children in an early learning center in Albany earlier today. Spitzer told reporters gathered there that despite what they might read in the papers, he played no role in the Read More
Given all the recent talk of bringing change to Albany, Governor Eliot Spitzer’s humbling budget compromise after a prolonged and highly public battle with the State Legislature may have come as a surprise to some people.
But at least one official says he always knew what was going to happen.
Meet Anthony Seminerio, a 72-year-old Read More
Listed in this year’s state budget that passed last week were $170 million worth of member items which, in the spirit of Everything Changing, were included as a way of bringing some measure of transparency to spending to local projects.
So far, there’s no master list that actually says which members proposed which Read More
New York City developers are cozzying up to State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith, a Queens Democrat, Crain’s reports. The developers, long friendly with Republican Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, are hedging their bets on Mr. Smith, who would control the Senate should Democrats reclaim the majority.
In March, a dozen leaders of the Read More
This doesn’t bode well for an on-time budget.
At what was supposed to be a bipartisan, bicameral meeting in Albany just now to discuss the state budget, only Republicans showed up.
Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno said that his conference would work through the weekend with Democrats to reconcile differences in Medicaid spending, school 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
State Senator Marty Golden of Brooklyn recent interest with the idea of running for mayor in 2009 must be somewhat nerve-wracking for his Republican colleagues, given the fact that they’re three seats away from losing control of the house.
A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno emailed to say, “Senator Golden Read More