Conservative for Cuomo

The attorney general who urges Democrats to be “aggressive progressives” is getting high praise from the chairman of the state Conservative Party for auditing lawmakers’ member items.

“I think he’s on the right track,” Mike Long told me. “And quite frankly, we wouldn’t need the attorney general to look at these things if we eliminated member items. Those budgetary items that are necessary for various organizations around the state should be put into the budget.”

“I’m sure I’m going to be on the other side of the aisle on other issues,” he added, “but I think his move will put more heat and more pressure on member items.”

— Azi Paybarah Conservative for Cuomo