Former state senator Olga Mendez of East Harlem, whose 26-year career ended when she switched parties and tried running as a Republican, has died, according to an aide to the Bronx Democratic County leader Carl Heastie.
Mendez’s passing was first reported by Gerson Borrero.
Mendez was defeated in 2004 by Jose Serrano, who Read More
The Legislative Correspondents Association, an organization of reporters covering Albany and the statehouse for more than one hundred years, just elected a woman as president for the first time in its history.
The new president is Melissa Mansfield of Newsday, whose been covering Albany 2002. When she's not running the organization Read More
Hillary Clinton will get some help from Tom Vilsack.
A movie about the perfidy of Hillary will have a little bit less Dick Morris than originally planned.
Michael Cooper tries reading the Bloomberg-Spitzer tea leaves.
The only New York Democrat to vote against a plan to set a specific timeline for pulling Read More
You can thank Michael Cooper for this.
This slide, entitled “Funding Partnership with New York City,” shows New York City paying $532 million in 2007-08 and
$5.39 $2.22 billion by 2010-11. The state, according to Spitzer’s plan, would pay $639 million in that first year and ramp up to $3.17 billion by 2010-11. Read More
Applying for a job with the Spitzer administration is a high-tech affair, complete with a website where resumes are submitted and an automatic thank you letter emailed in response.
But there is, apparently, an unfortunate flaw in the system: the thank you email sent to at least one applicant was also sent to everyone else Read More
In The Times story today about Alan Hevesi’s woes, Michael Cooper notes, “Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democrat whose campaign for attorney general pledges to “clean up and reform Albany,” did not return repeated calls for comment on Tuesday.”
I noted yesterday that Hevesi isn’t listed as one of the people endorsing Cuomo. Read More