Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his most stern rebuke of the Independent Democratic Conference this morning, saying it was a "mistake" for the group of breakaway Democrats not to bring his full Women's Equality Act to a vote.
City Hall bureau chief David Seifman will become the Post new politics editor. [Joe Pompeo]
There are two former Schumer aides running for two citywide offices, but only one got an endorsement from the senator. [Reid Pillifant]
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota revived talk of extending the R train to Staten Island. [Dana Rubinstein]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie picked the state's attorney general to fill Frank Launtenberg's Senate term until the special election in October. The interim senator said his selection was "unexpected, for sure." [Reid Pillifant]
"On the body language of Kirsten Gillibrand's scolding of military brass" [Reid Pillifant]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't think public campaign financing is the solution to Albany's pervasive corruption, putting him at odds with Governor Andrew Cuomo, who supposedly does.
Here are some moments from those videos, plus an exchange Lopez had with a Post reporter after he was re-elected as leader of the Brooklyn Democratic Party.
In response to those reports, Silver released a statement calling on Lopez to voluntarily resign. Governor Andrew Cuomo went further, urging the Assembly to expel Lopez. Then, after all that, Silver released a statement saying he would call for that expulsion vote Monday. Politically, the move is meant to expel Lopez as much as it is to inoculate Silver from further criticism.(1)
Amid what feels like a sudden overload of information about rotten dealing in Albany, there's one notable information shortage.
Yesterday, State Senate Republicans held a hearing to consider testimony about the possibility of adopting New York City-style campaign-finance laws for state legislative elections.
The problems began immediately with a Republican-held hearing in the State Senate on the prospect, proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, of adopting New York City's system of public campaign financing for state elections.
Today's video briefing concerns itself with Governor Andrew Cuomo's end-of-session push to pass an agenda that includes the Women's Equality Act, public financing of state campaigns and a new anti-corruption package.
The Associated Press' veteran Albany reporter, Michael Gormley, has a pessimistic view of anybody's chances of truly fixing Albany.
Will Eric Holder seek the death penalty against the surviving Boston bomber suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? [Reid PIllifant]
Chuck Grassley got into a heated exchange with Chuck Schumer, denying he ever linked the Boston bombing to immigration reform. [Reid Pillifant]
Fred Dicker has a revelation about Andrew Cuomo's trustworthiness. [Azi Paybarah]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today said he could see both sides of the debate about implementing term limits to stem corruption in Albany, which is not surprising, given the mayor's history with the issue.
That public rift between Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Post state editor Fred Dicker is widening, apparently.(1)