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  •  You don't have to call Gov Cuomo names (1+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse

    The move is to give the upstaters (mostly red districts) are reason to support him in the 2016 primary.

    The shift in the state house Senate means, those three feckless dems gave him permission to be favoring upstate over New York City and Long Island.

    Billions of recovery money coming in - and the State House will give him cover to spend some of that money upstate, either by shifting development money there, or by awarding contracts to upstaters.

    All of that may help him have a good story of recovery for New York state as a whole, which will help him in the primary.

    •  You mean NYC (1+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener

      LI should be fine.  Skelos is from LI, as is the entire LI delegation in the Senate.

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:21:20 PM PST

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      •  Recovery projects will benefit the whole state (0+ / 0-)

        - but I don't really understand your comment. Explain please?

        •  From your comment (1+ / 0-)
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          LilithGardener

          you said GOP control would benefit upstate at the expsnes of NYC and LI.  Why would GOP control not benefit LI considering the GOP leacder (Skelos) is from there and the whole NY State Senate delegation from LI is Republican?

          "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

          by TLS66 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:05:37 PM PST

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          •  You are right - thank you for pointing (0+ / 0-)

            out an illogical hastily written comment!

          •  LI has only 9 Senators. (1+ / 0-)
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            TiaRachel

            So even though the leader is from LI, the majority of the delegation is from upstate.  Skelos must cater to them to get things done.

            Like the Nation, NYC and LI & Westchester fund the rest of the state with our tax dollars.  Skelos has little to nothing to rectify that problem.

            I must end each and every day with a dose of a regularly scheduled Top Comments. A regularly scheduled Top Comments diary is a must for developing the calmness I need to get the required eight hours of sleep. - cohenzee

            by cohenzee on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:58:57 PM PST

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