Tax the Rich
Yesterday, I reported that Andrew Cuomo told supporters in midtown that the state can’t raise taxes because residents will “vote with their feet,” according to one attendee in the room.
I assumed Cuomo meant migrating out of New York, a la Golisano and Limbaugh. I would have asked him, Read More
SARANAC LAKE—One of the most shocking results last night was Tom Suozzi’s marginal victory (or loss) to Ed Mangano in Nassau County and the Republican sweep of the legislature there, which removes the wind from the sails of a potential statewide run for Suozzi.
“Given his lackluster race for governor last time and Read More
There’s a front-page story in the New York Times today about a poll they did with NY1 and Cornell University saying “a majority of New Yorkers say that [Michael Bloomberg] does not deserve another term in office and that they would like to give someone else a chance.”
Which struck me as one Read More
Some criticism of Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign is surfacing this week.
After a press conference in Brooklyn this morning where Michael Bloomberg talked about the installation of new wind turbines, I asked City Councilwoman Letitia James, who said she's supporting Thompson, what she thinks of the campaign he's running.
“It’s Read More
Here’s another perspective on Michael Bloomberg sinking to the lowest approval rating of his second term.
In a Quinnipiac poll released on March 30, 2005—during Bloomberg’s first term—his approval-disapproval rating was 46 to 41 percent. In today’s poll, it's 64-28.
“This is crazy!” said Democratic Read More
If Anthony Weiner drops out of the mayor’s race (Tony Avella notwithstanding!), it could leave New Yorkers without a competitive Democratic mayoral primary, driving down turnout for everyone on the ballot.
Jerry Skurnik, a political numbers cruncher not affiliated with any campaign, said a Democratic mayoral primary featuring both Anthony Weiner and Read More
In Michael Bloomberg's State of the City speech, which he will deliver in Brooklyn today, he will announce a restructuring of local taxes aimed at spurring 400,000 new jobs over the next six years, according to an administration official familiar with the speech.
The changes will include a reduction or elimination of the unincorporated Read More
RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum is the latest member of the New York political establishment to throw cold water on the possibility of Caroline Kennedy replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate by calling into question her qualifications.
He lamented her lack of experience in office and said she was a "blank Read More
The chatter about replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate has focused, on a largely speculative basis, on the likes of Andrew Cuomo (won statewide, can raise money, takes him out of 2010 run against the governor), Nydia Velazquez (a “twofer”), Tom Suozzi (helps Paterson with white Catholic Read More
Jennifer 8. Lee noted today that a number of Hillary Clinton's would-be successors were in one place this week when Governor David Paterson visited the New York congressional delegation in Washington D.C.
Among the most talked-about potential promotees in the delegation are Brian Higgins, who has the distinction of not being from New Read More