For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
As the Republican Party agonizes over its ideological future and the Democratic Party wrangles over its commitment to progressivism, two exemplary Mid-Atlantic governors have emerged to set the tone for a possible consensus mode of governance.
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver spent $103,000 of your taxpayer money to secretly settle the claims of two women who said they were sexually harassed by Vito Lopez. As things turned out, Lopez was only warming up. Welcome to Albany.
Bravo, Gov. Cuomo, and thanks! Though your reasons for helping are probably centered on the economic implications of losing the Bills, it's borderline amazing that you hold a tiny place in your heart for all us big-hearted fans.
Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger is New York City's busiest food pantry, feeding over 10,000 people per month. As fate would have it, adjacent to BSCAH's headquarters on Fulton street there now sits a massive vacant lot.
No one should be rotting away in prison, sentenced from a crime based on tainted evidence. What will happen to the potentially several hundred prisoners whose cases could have been tainted by problematic testing procedures?
Cuomo has struck another bargain with legislators. Why isn't he running negotiations in the Mideast? Take a close look at the agreement on pension reform and redistricting, and you'll see why big political compromises are so hard to get done these days.
Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.
The new governor had 82 PowerPoint slides in a speech laden with promises of reform. But just do one thing important and difficult, Andrew. We're too beaten down to hold grudges if the other 81 power points don't come true.