Here are some of the highlights from the Somos conference in Albany this weekend.
Andrew Cuomo, 3:15:
“I never had any new immigrant come to me and say to me, you know what I want Andrew, I want help with Medicaid, I want help getting welfare. You know what they say they want Read More
This morning, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand emailed supporters to celebrate her record-breaking first-quarter, in which she raised more than $3 million dollars.
“I couldn’t wait to thank you,” wrote Gillibrand, who is up for re-election again in 2012, before she resumes the usual six-year schedule. “Our campaign just closed its books for the FEC filing period Read More
In this morning’s Observer, I wrote about David Paterson’s budget extender brinksmanship and the lasting impact it might have on how business is conducted at the state Capitol.
While most Albany observers seem to consider the new tool to be his administration’s lasting legacy, the former governor said he was most proud of his Read More
“If I could choose anyone to be my partner in fighting these battles, it would be Kirsten Gillibrand.”
–Chuck Schumer in a fundraising email for Gillibrand, sent Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
How Obama’s military action in Libya is splitting some of his support among Democrats was on display this morning, when Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Jerry Nadler were fielding questions outside City Hall.
“Well, obviously the president has made a limited engagement in Libya because of the humanitarian crisis,” said Gillibrand, who noted the Read More
Mayor Bloomberg’s long-sought effort to require the city’s taxi fleet to phase in hybrid automobiles is getting a boost today with the introduction of federal legislation that will grant local governments the right to set fuel-efficiency standards for their taxis.
An earlier effort was stripped out of omnibus transportation legislation stalled. It was included in Read More
The two new videos from the Human Rights Coalition features New York’s two U.S. Senators, signaling that there’s really no reason for any Democratic legislator in Albany not to vote for same-sex marriage, which could come up by June.
Schumer, a Brooklyn native, helps steer the Democrats nationally; and Gillibrand has become Read More
The Lunch CROWD
As capable a senator as Kristen Gillibrand has proven to be, her route to higher office was unlikely, to say the least. But not nearly as unlikely as the plot contrivances in two new flicks out this month, both of which coincidentally feature heroes running for Senate from New York.
In the The Adjustment Bureau, Read More
Peggy Siegel’s tennis group was here Monday. A bevy of blondes and one or two brunettes took over a round center table in the Grill. I delivered a pink-and-plum-colored spring bouquet to their table, because I decided the ladies deserved some fresh florals. You can tell spring is in the air because half of the Read More