A day after Cuomo praised DiNapoli, Cuomo's budget director criticized DiNapoli's staff. [Nick Reisman]
The budget director said DiNapoli analyzed debt from public authority in a way that is different than how state officials have normally calculated that figure. [Rick Karlin]
DiNapoli said Cuomo's budget increases the state debt. [Thomas Adams]
In a statement on its website denouncing the new package of gun laws passed by New York's State Senate last night, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association attacked Gov. Andrew Cuomo with an old Eliot Spitzer quote, accused him of trying to upstage the White House, and said the state's new laws constitute the "true assault weapon."
Former governor Eliot Spitzer said the deal struck yesterday between Republicans and a handful of breakaway Democrats to share power in the state senate won't make government more efficient.
"I think it's more likely to breed chaos than anything else," said Spitzer, during his weekly guest appearance on Inside City Hall.
The former governor who resigned over a sex-scandal thinks the city comptroller embroiled in a fund-raising scandal won't run for mayor.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appears to have broken the record for a New York Senate candidate last night, when she won 72 percent of the vote in her race for a full six-year term.
The previous record was 71.2 percent of the vote, by her senior colleague, Chuck Schumer, in 2004.
Eliot Spitzer holds the record for a statewide candidate, with 79 percent of the vote in 2006.(1)
Veteran Albany reporter Jacob Gershman of the Wall Street Journal is preparing to leave the Capitol beat and report on legal matters for the paper, according to a knowledgable source.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is still the most popular candidate for mayor among registered Democrats, even if she's less popular than before, according to a just-released poll.
Twenty-three percent of registered Democrats citywide favor Quinn for mayor next year, down from 32 percent in April, according to a just-released NY1-Marist poll.
Former comptroller Bill Thompson's popularity amongst Democrats rose slightly, from 12 percent in April to 15 percent this month.
News forces change at the housing authority; what'll happen with the Post's 'unsecure' chain at JFK?
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(1)
Eliot Spitzer offered Mayor Michael Bloomberg some advice for his efforts to limit the number of illegal guns on the streets of New York: Demand that gun manufacturers abide by a code of ethics if they want to do business with New York City, a huge purchaser of guns (for the police).(2)
ALBANY — Andrew Cuomo is a governor of ends, not means, and has changed public perception of the state’s notoriously dysfunctional government by pushing legislators into harmonic action and minimizing scandals.(4)
Andrew Cuomo's policy of sending aides to remove documents from the state archives before and after reporters search threw them has landed on the front page of the Times this morning, in a story whose lede notes the administration is "already drawing attention for its focus on secrecy."
The fact that it landed on the froth page of The Times says something about how seriously the paper views Cuomo as a national figure, and how egregious the tactic is. (The Times story is a follow-up to a front-page story yesterday in the Times Union that first revealed the archives-altering practice (and included an amazing quote from Cuomo's director of communication: "Sending records to the Archives is about preservation for future generations, not access for today."
Criticizing Andrew Cuomo isn't a great line of work to be in these days. Unless you happen to be Eliot Spitzer.
The W.F.P. already endorsed candidates for two seats currently held by Democratic council members who the party doesn't entirely support. [Colin Campbell]
New York has eight congressional seats in play this fall. Also, Rep. Steve Israel: "As a result of redistricting, there’s no longer any such thing as a safe Republican in New York."[Kate Nocera]
Sean Patrick Maloney's team: Jennifer Cunningham (media); Ed Peavy (mail); Jef Pollock (polling); Allen Nesbitt (research); Timothy Persico (campaign manager).
Starting July 10, the former New York governor and subject of an infamous 2008 prostitution scandal will bring his banter to NY1, where he has been tapped as a contributor for the network's 7 p.m. weeknight show, "Inside City Hall."