Governor David Paterson announced this week he is going after both of the Big Untouchable Issues in Albany: School funding and Medicaid. He’s also broaching the idea of renegotiating public employee union contracts. This is not a man who’s afraid of a fight.
That the governor is wading into the state’s thorniest budget territory Read More
A reader passes on a message from Dick Iannuzzi, the president of NYSUT “Concerning NYSUT’s Continued Support for NYS Comptroller Alan Hevesi”
“There are many accusations and assertions being made in the media concerning New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi. Right now, there is much that we don’t know about this situation. What you should Read More
Common Cause released a report [pdf] on the soft money loophole in the state’s campaign finance law.
Not familiar with it? George Pataki can help. Citing a 1996 article from Newsday, the report notes:
“The invitation to the Ninth Annual Governor’s Reception reminded donors that “corporate contributions to [the] New York Republican State Read More