Governor Andrew Cuomo has always said in public that he doesn't get involved in legislative leadership struggles, which is a convenient position, if not a completely accurate one.
A conversation with Albany Times Union political reporter Jimmy Vielkind about the governor's plan to clean up Albany.(1)
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, via a story in the Wall Street Journal, that he had elevated interim M.T.A. executive director Thomas Prendergast to chairman and C.E.O., ending more than three months of rudderlessness at the top of the sprawling transportation authority.
The region is not doing enough to prepare for its future, which will depend on moving even more goods and more people in and out of New York City, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Around the same time the U.S. Senate voted this morning to begin debate on a new package of gun laws, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was aggressively defending the bipartisan deal on background checks unveiled yesterday by senators Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin.
After promising last week to use the arrest of three public officials as an opportunity to enact legislative changes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a new "Public Trust Act" at a press conference in his Midtown office this afternoon.
In addition to being the New York Post's state editor and host of a must-hear radio show about state politics, Fred Dicker is also working on a biography of Governor Andrew Cuomo, for which the governor and his aides are making themselves available. Or were, at any rate.(2)
Everyone seems to agree, with the announcement last week of two federal corruption cases involving state legislators, that something needs to be done.(1)
Genting Group's ambitions for a full-scale casino may have hit a roadblock, but that doesn't mean that New York State should allow full-scale casinos elsewhere, according to Genting Group.(1)
I think the odds of her running are about a 100 percent to zero," said former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson. "I think she will. She’s a formidable candidate."(1)
"This guy has used it less than anybody else. I think he’s only used it a couple of times," Bloomberg said, referring to Cuomo's use of the message of necessity maneuver to rush the legislature to vote on bills.
Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning denied one part of a report that he was considering unseating Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and sought to refocus the media's attention on electoral corruption in New York City.(3)
Another Cuomo administration official emailed to say, "It is entirely false to suggest the governor has negatively commented on the leadership of either house in relation to these cases."
Government can be doing "the people's business and there still can be a lot of corruption," said political consultant Jerry Skurnik. "They're not mutually exclusive."