Last September, after taking a series of pro-fracking actions over a four-year period, Sanford's Town Board abruptly imposed a gag order silencing its citizens from discussing the red-hot issue of proposed new fracking in New York and the town.
An attack without an alternative isn't policy -- it's commentary. And no one can seriously argue that our firefighters and first responders will do a better job if we cut their funding, as congressional Republicans have proposed.
He may think he can't afford to anger the oil and gas companies just four years before he runs for president, but the reality is he can't afford to enrage the progressive base by accepting fracking. Governor Cuomo must not allow fracking in any part of New York.
The lesson in New York is that you need to read the fine print. If you're hearing the standard rhetoric that something is "good for small business," there's a good chance it actually isn't, and an even better chance that it's bad for you.