And even if the B.O.E. did have the money for the election, they are unable to count the votes in time nor have the electronic voting machines reset in time for the runoff two weeks later. "I'm sure that this is going to be a lesson-learned election," said the Deputy Executive Director Dawn Sandow.
At an N.R.A. gathering, Glenn Beck makes a Nazi joke about Bloombeg. [Reid Pillifant]
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the arrest of State Senator John Sampson gives "more of an urgency" for reform. [Reid Pillifant]
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concurs. [Reid Pillifant]
At the beginning of a press conference announcing a new suit against two of the nation's biggest banks, attorney general Eric Schneiderman took a moment to address the arrest of his former colleague in the state senate, John Sampson.
"The charges announced today are very serious, and if true, disturbing really beyond disturbing," said Schneiderman, who noted that it was the sixth indictment of a state lawmaker since his office brought charges against former state senator Shirley Huntley, who was believed to have implicated Sampson by wearing a wire to aid federal investigators.(1)
The fallout from State Senator John Sampson's alleged corruption scheme is spilling over into the race for Brooklyn District Attorney.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping the arrest of state senator John Sampson provides some added incentive for legislators to take up his package of campaign reforms.
-Bill de Blasio making a joke that is either about overzealous federal investigators or John Liu. Probably Liu.
Three New York City police officers were shot within an hour of each other yesterday, in two separate incidents. All three will live.
A Harlem Democrat is accusing Governor Andrew Cuomo of condoning "plantation politics," by endorsing an arrangement in the State Senate that has effectively blocked black and latino senators from leadership positions in the chamber.
The marginalized Democratic conference of New York State Senate has replaced its leader, John Sampson of Brooklyn, with Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester, who will be the first woman in the state's history to lead a legislative conference.
"This is not really about the Republicans, Fred," Cuomo today told New York Post state editor Fred Dicker during his morning radio show. "This is a schism within the Democrats."
In a small room right off the lobby of a swanky residential building overlooking Central Park last night, a handful of Democratic lawmakers, donors and political operatives gathered for what ought to have been a festive occasion: the holiday party hosted by the New York State Senate Democrats.(1)
Jimmy Vielkind: You'll start to see a change in Cuomo's tune when major, core, New York-based Democratic constituency groups—think 1199—start calling him out.(2)