Tom Suozzi will be among the guests on NY1 tonight discussing Eliot Spitzer’s first 100 days in office.
Suozzi – remember him? – had some pretty harsh things to say about Spitzer and Albany.
Which should make tonight more fun than usual.
– Azi Paybarah
Mike Bloomberg discussed one of the worst fires in recent history.
The list of committee chairmanships for the Assembly is here.
Ed Koch, Tom Suozzi and others will help review the state comptroller’s office.
Newsday’s Errol Cockfield has become the second Newsday staffer to defect to the ESDC.
John Edwards Read More
Governor Eliot Spitzer has a secret plan to shrink Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver into obscurity. It starts with a Democratic takeover of the State Senate.
The first step, according to a senior official in the Spitzer administration, will be an attempt to compel vulnerable Republican Senators to defect to the Democratic minority by threatening them Read More
Just one day after helping elect a Democratic state Senator in Nassau — and just hours after the election of Tom DiNapoli as comptroller by his colleagues in Albany — Eliot Spitzer raised the possibility of campaigning against incumbent Democrats in the Assembly, demonstrating, if nothing else, that he prefers stick over carrot in Read More
Here’s the new Craig Johnson ad, which moves away from the slick, soft-music pieces we got used to seeing from adman Jimmy Siegel during the governor’s race.
The script is after the jump.
– Azi Paybarah
Here’s what you need to know to save on taxes this year.
Maureen O’Connell Read More
So, what to expect from Eliot Spitzer’s first budget, which he’ll present tomorrow?
Soaring rhetoric, a few jabs at his predecessor and the current legislative leaders and some reiteration, presumably, of that promise to hold the line on taxes. And don’t forget the record amounts of money Spitzer is planning to send to Read More
The Police Benevolent Association is endorsing Democrat Craig Johnson for state Senate today, which should help stave off the ‘weak on crime’ argument some Democrats are burdened with.
In what hardly seems like a coincidence, the agreement was announced one day after the PBA made peace with the county’s top Democrat.
For years, Read More
Azi must be at the dentist, and thus temporarily unable to take phone calls, because he’s had time to blackberry in his list of possible comptroller replacement candidates. Who, he asks, will be the lucky public official who “gets a prime spot seated behind the new governor when he delivers his State of the State Read More
Eliot Spitzer swept into power as the next Governor of New York last night with a landslide victory, heading up a Democratic romp in New York in which Senator Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo and embattled Comptroller Alan Hevesi all triumphed over their Republican opponents.
With 18 precincts reporting, Mr. Spitzer was up by 72-27 over Read More
Tom Suozzi is backing Alan Hevesi for re-election.
John McCain endorsed Chris Callaghan.
Jonathan Miller, who wrote a story in this week’s Observer about the relationships between Senator Bob Menendez and hard-line anti-Castro activists, has more here on a related group of hard-liners recently called before a grand jury in Newark. Read More