Cuomo spokesperson Wendy Katz is leaving.
She cast a notably watchful eye over the coverage of the attorney general campaign last year and continued to handle press during Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration and first weeks in office.
Katz confirmed her departure when reached by cell phone just now. And in keeping with form, she Read More
One thing not mentioned at Andrew Cuomo’s swearing-in ceremony yesterday was the issue of Medicaid fraud, which I seem to remember being a pretty big deal around the beginning of the attorney general race.
Cuomo’s spokeswoman, Wendy Katz, said confirmed that Cuomo is planning to do something fairly dramatic about it by creating a position Read More
In a speech delivered just now, Andrew Cuomo said he’s going to audit 6,000 member items doled out by state lawmakers and recover any “misspent funds.”
Cuomo said he would seek to recover the money under the Tweed law or other statutory authority, but did not indicate what action would be taken against a lawmaker Read More
I was looking through Andrew Cuomo’s final campaign finance statement from the attorney general race — that’s what politics nerds do in their spare time — and one figure that jumped out at me was the $250,000 that Cuomo still owes for television ads.
It seemed, at least, to show that the Cuomo Read More
“He’s setting a great example,” said state Senator Martin Connor of Eliot Spitzer’s self-imposed campaign contributions limits and attendance at fund-raisers.
And by great example, he means for other people.
“This doesn’t apply to me. No, we’d have to change the law. None of this applies to legislators,” Connor said.
“Realistically, this executive Read More
How does Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo feel about Eliot Spitzer trying to push out Alan Hevesi?
We still don’t know.
Cuomo spokesperson Wendy Katz emailed to say, “It would be inappropriate for Andrew to comment on a pending investigation in the Attorney General’s office before he assumes office.”
I wonder what he’s going Read More
Democratic officials, not actually wanting to gift the comptroller’s office to the Republicans, have gone through the comically awkward balancing act of indicating that they intend to vote for Hevesi without suggesting that they approve of him or his behavior.
The balancing act is that much tougher, apparently, if you’re running for a law Read More
Unlike Tom Reynolds new ad — a minute-long mea culpa ending with the phrase “Looking back, more should have been done, and for that, I’m sorry” — Pirro is not apologizing for her mess.
Instead, she continues her seemless transformation from accused to accuser.
“It’s time for this investigation into my personal life Read More
It looks like Andrew Cuomo is hoping to do his victory dance on Mark Green’s turf in Manhattan.
According to an informed Democratic source not working for either campaign, eight of the top ten Assembly districts Cuomo is focusing on — in terms of get-out-the-vote manpower — are in Manhattan, which has the second-highest concentration Read More
This seems hard to believe, but here’s Andrew Cuomo‘s response this afternoon to my question about the Times endorsement of Mark Green:
“I didn’t read the editorial yet, so I’m at a loss.”
It hit the doorsteps of New York Times subscribers yesterday and was the topic of Read More