Just before signing off his show today, New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker threw cold water on one of Andrew Cuomo’s stated goals for this legislative year.
After rattling of a list of Cuomo’s goals, Dicker said, “The governor is also committed to same-sex marriage, but there is little I think he can do Read More
Michael Gianaris’ march to the State Senate seat vacated by George Onorato continues, now with an endorsement from former Councilman Eric Gioia (who I thought may be interested in running for the seat).
“We need a new generation of leadership in Albany, and that starts with Mike Gianaris,” said Gioia, in a statement from Read More
Michael Gianaris State Senate campaign is getting underway, with this helpful email to supporters from Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, a Democratic activist in Queens. The email was just forwarded to me by a reader just.
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: Jeremiah Frei-Pearson <redacted>
Sent: Mon, January 11, 2010 9:04:40 AM
Subject: Please join me in supporting Mike Read More
–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said just now in a statement that he finds unconstitutional a new proposal for Governor David Paterson to break the stalemate in the Senate by appointing a Lt. Governor.
Here's the statement:
"The State Constitution explicitly prescribes what occurs when there is a vacancy in the Office of Lieutenant Read More
ALBANY—Two good-government advocacy groups and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris have an idea to solve the leadership struggle in the State Senate: have David Paterson appoint a lieutenant governor.
Standing before a blown-up chart showing an excerpt from the Public Officers law, which contains a "catch-all" provision for filling vacancies, Gianaris, a former counsel in Read More
Say what you want about her chances, but Carolyn Maloney is still acting like someone who actually means to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate next year.
She'd have to give up her House seat to do so. (Which is actually quite a good reason to believe that, at the end of the Read More
ALBANY—On the heels of the appointment of a U.S. senator that was opaque and circus-like, a coalition of consumer and good government groups is calling on David Paterson to ensure an open process for coming appointments to the Public Service Commission.
While little known, the five-member commission has a broad mandate to regulate Read More
A source close to Caroline Kennedy said the personal situation cited for her withdrawal from the senate race “does not have to do with Ted Kennedy.”
This source would not elaborate.
Caroline Kennedy’s withdrawal from contention–her one-sentence public statement last night cited a “personal reason” for withdrawing from the race–was said by at least Read More
Democratic Senator John Sampson said the shape of the senate districts on Long Island will “change substantially” and predicted “there will be an African-American elected to the State Senate on Long Island.”
“So there’s going to be substantial change when it comes to redistricting,” Sampson said, speaking on 1600 WWRL with host Errol Read More