David Paterson announced $200 back-to-school bonus grants for welfare recipients, partially funded by billionaire George Soros. Republicans attacked the plan as a “welfare giveaway.”
Paterson has not backed anyone–including Democrat Bill Thompson–for mayor.
Paterson had said in March that he would “expect” to support the winner of the Democratic primary.
The Waterfront Commission, formed to combat corruption on New York’s docks, is massively corrupt, according to a report by the Inspector General.
“He’s lazy and not so smart, so I don’t know why we need him in some kind of policy role in the state Senate,” a Democratic senator said of Pedro G. Espada, who was recently hired to a $120,000-a-year job.
The Albany Project has some good background here on the race to replace John McHugh.
Candidate Bill Owens is introducing himself, via mailer.
Andy Spano can stay on the Conservative Party line for Westchester County executive.
Representative Scott Murphy supports the health care proposals in Congress.
And below, State Senator Carl Kruger explaining his vote against it: