Consolidating the layers of local government is one of the major goals of Andrew Cuomo’s administration (and was once the topic a statewide tour he undertook while attorney general).
Today he announced members of his commission that’ll study the issue. They include:
Denis Hughes, president of the NYS AFL-CIO
Michael Balboni, former state senator Read More
Eliot Spitzer is moving straight ahead on the driver’s license issue, showing no inclination to bend even where there might be room for him to compromise. Here’s what he said at his press conference earlier about whether or not New York would eventually have two kinds of diver’s licenses in order to comply with federal Read More
Here’s a look at some numbers for the people running for that state Senate seat that Republican Michael Balboni is vacating in Nassau County.
The Republicans are now backing Maureen O’Connell, who in 2005 won a countywide election for Nassau County Clerk, and who served in the Assembly since 1999, making her a Read More
There’s a theory that no legislator wants to be the last one to hold together a fading majority. As a result, there’s been a fair amount of speculation among reporters and political insiders about whether there might not be another state Senate Republican preparing to follow Michael Balboni’s lead by bolting the GOP conference to Read More
Here’s an interesting footnote to the Nassau County state Senate seat that Republican Michael Balboni is giving up for a job in the Spitzer administration:
Balboni, and one of his Republican predecessors, Michael Tully, both won the seat in special elections held on Election Day. (The years were 1997 and 1982, respectively, according to living Read More
Gerald Ford is dead at 93.
John Edwards is about to announce a run for president, using hard-hit New Orleans as a backdrop.
The New York Post is skeptical.
Eliot Spitzer denied that his appointment of Nassau County Republican Michael Balboni to be his top homeland security official is part of Read More
Eliot Spitzer got himself a new Homeland Security czar. He’s Republican Michael Balboni. Above, that’s Steve Balboni, a fine baseball player. They’re probably not related.
Balboni’s appointment opens up a State Senate seat in a competitive Long Island district, pushes Dems closer to total control of Albany.
This is not the news Read More
Here’s the conclusion of that report on the process of impeachment co-written in 1986 by Long Island Republican state Senator Michael Balboni, then the counsel to the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee John Dunne:
“The conclusion is that the laws governing impeachment and removal of a public official fail to fill the substantive due Read More
Michael Balboni knows how to move. For years, the state senator from the northwestern corner of Nassau County has bounced like a pinball from one end of the state to the other, showing the Republican flag and sharing the anti-terrorism expertise he has gained as chairman of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Read More