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I tried to write a roundup of what's going down in New York on Saturday but was thwarted by the internet gnomes that were migrating Big Orange at the time. A lot has happened since then! Here's ...
by lipris
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 10:53 AM PDT with 99 Recommends
If you live in New York State, I'd like to ask for your help on this one. As it happens, Albany has a one-time $5 Billion windfall landing in its 2015 budgetary lap, as a result of big bank ...
by DaveElder
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 09:41 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Teachers and parents united against Cuomo's plan. That was the chant I heard go up from the crowd of parents and teachers gathered at one of the dozens ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 02:45 PM PDT with 71 Recommends
I'm a serf. A real American serf. I do all that is needed to keep a household running. I don't receive pay, or any benefits, but hey-it's a living! I'm a good serf so I applied for health ...
by Shaggylord
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 04:54 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Are you a complete and total idiot? Or do you just assume your constituents are? More below the fold.
by NancyWH
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Feb 19, 2015 at 04:26 PM PST with 6 Recommends
In the race to succeed New York City Speaker Sheldon Silver, the New York City delegation is starting to coalesce around Carl Heastie. Given the obvious difficulty in dislodging legislative leaders ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 09:12 AM PST with 0 Recommends
This is a book review from my site on New York City history, Janos.nyc . I began reading Machine Made before the Sheldon Silver scandal broke, but as today’s political machines jockey to replace ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 08:24 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Courtest of The Daily Mail UK. Apu: “Today, I am no longer an Indian living in America. I am an Indian-American.” Lisa: “You know, in a way, all Americans are immigrants. Except, of course ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 12:19 PM PST with 14 Recommends
We cannot let up until Silver is the least powerful entity in this photo. For a brief moment on Sunday night, newspapers were reporting that Sheldon Silver had stepped down as Speaker. Now his ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 04:48 AM PST with 18 Recommends
The NY Daily News' well-connected political reporter Ken Lovett reports that a deal has been cut for Shelly Silver to step aside as Speaker of the NYS Assembly at least until the serious ...
by Albanius
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jan 25, 2015 at 08:54 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Courtesy of NY Daily News. (Pictured with Vito Lopez.) I was attracted to the DailyKos back in the day because its mantra was simple: more and better Democrats. Sheldon Silver is a bad Democrat and ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 05:13 AM PST with 80 Recommends
Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. unleashed a torrent of outrage about the dirty influence of corporate money in politics. Despite activist efforts, ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 08:28 AM PST with 20 Recommends
I'm going to be reviewing important books about New York politics that have come out in the last couple of years. If you're not from New York, you probably haven't heard of Richard Ravitch, but ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 05:10 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Coretta Scott King called MLK Day “ a people’s holiday ” but it’s hard to resist honoring Dr. King, who had some of his most ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Jan 18, 2015 at 11:17 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Andrew Cuomo raised an enormous amount of money for his re-election campaign against hapless Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (remember him?). He raised somewhere north $45 million from ...
by lipris
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 08:34 AM PST with 24 Recommends
In spite of the fact that my Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has done the right thing on fracking, he is now showing the side of himself that led to his getting a serious primary challenge last year from ...
by Randian
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 08:30 AM PST with 64 Recommends
You may have heard last night that the feds, US Attorney Preet Bhahara in particular, are investigating New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for a whole bunch of outside income that he ...
by lipris
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Dec 30, 2014 at 04:58 PM PST with 183 Recommends
Kos and others have documented quite well the Republican wolf in Dem clothing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. His anti-union policies are now quite personal to me, as they have officially affected ...
by Floyd Blue
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 06:41 PM PST with 25 Recommends
The exciting news just announced that Governor Cuomo will ban fracking in New York State is proof positive that galvanizing the public about the health dangers inherent in the ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 02:28 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Something amazing happened in Albany today, something very few people thought possible just a few months ago. New York State will indefinitely extend it's moratorium and essentially ban fracking . ...
by lipris
Comment Count 174 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 02:57 PM PST with 315 Recommends