Fred Dicker says David Paterson’s budget is surprising for its “lack of creativity.”
“The legislative response was predictable,” Tom Precious writes. “Democratic leaders stood by their governor but left open the door for changes.”
It appears that the Caribbean trips taken by Charlie Rangel and other members of Congress violate House ethics rules.
Paterson defends his budget in a Daily News op-ed (although the link to the full piece appears to be broken).
Last November, when Bruce Ratner told Frank Gehry to stop working on Atlantic Yards, Gehry laid off dozens.
She’s up for a true upstate experience.
Buffalo Pundit says the Senate appointment “should have a sheen of meritocracy.”
Labor groups are lining up behind Malcolm Smith.
Vito Fossella owes his campaign $136,000 in legal fees.
Somewhat out of the blue, Jeff Zeleny reports that former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack will be secretary of agriculture under Obama.