As just one of your elected officials in a community of Manhattan that includes a disproportionate number of well off and wealthy, I am told I am insane to support higher taxes for the super rich.
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Not every program Albany funds is a winner. The unnecessary, alarmist reaction in response to cuts to the "Advantage" program serves no purpose other than to make headlines.
Twelve of the Democrats challenging Republicans for their State Senate seats in New York this year are women. That's the most female candidates we've ever had in a single election.
There is only one possible upside to the pathetic, miserable, appalling story of New York state Senator Hiram Monserrate: Teenagers are not generally known to take state legislators as role models.
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