Here And Now
Good morning! TGIF!
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule.
And now your headlines:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was spotted at Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays, “jumping out of a vintage convertible” (the schedule yesterday said he was in the “New York City area”).
AG Eric Schneiderman is widening his investigation of groups that have tax-exempt status but are clearly political in nature.
Once he (or at least his hair style) was compared to his boss, the governor. But now DFS Superintendent Ben Lawsky’s aggressive pursuit of British banking fraud is drawing comparisons to Eliot Spitzer.
Speaking of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, he has some unsolicited advice for Mayor Bloomberg, who has been pushing the presidential candidates to explain their views on guns, for a go-it-alone approach on gun control. Spitzer’s Slate column can be read here.
On the statewide level, a senior Senate Republican lawmaker, Sen. James Seward, doubts any gun control measures will pass the GOP-led chamber.
Count David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz as the latest advocate for gun control after several mass shootings. Not sure if this helps or hurts that cause.
The NYP editorial board blames the scaling back of stop and frisk arrests on this summer’s spate of gun violence in the city.
The TU editorial board wonders whether community service needs to be retooled.
The controversy over an ad from President Obama’s Super PAC is putting Buffalo native Bill Burton in the spotlight.
More problems for the upcoming DNC: Labor doesn’t want to provide any last-minute donations.
A coalition of environmental advocates opposing to hydrofracking, including Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, is pushing the governor to fire the DEC’s chief of mineral resources to resign.
Writes Democratic Sen. Bill Perkins in the Amsterdam News: “The bottom line is this: The Cuomo administration’s proposal to protect New York City’s watersheds is inadequate to ensure the safety of our water.”
Capital takes a look at the upstaters who have embraced fracking.
The IDC and concerns linked with the breakaway conference of four lawmakers has provided a generous cash infusion to Democratic Senate candidate Shawn Morse, who is challenging Deputy Senate Minority Leader Neil Breslin.
Outgoing or retired (aka “defeated”) House members are still dipping in to their campaign funds to help current candidates.
Republican House candidate Matt Doheny is receiving some help from a former Wisconsin congressman because of his ties to the late Rep. Jerry Solomon.
Randy Altschuler is hammering his opponent Rep. Tim Bishop for paying his daughter more than a half million in campaign funds.
A push for the Albany convention center downtown is drawing support from most Assembly candidates, but retains lukewarm enthusiasm from the second floor.
Road trip! In Brooklyn’s “super Jewish” Senate district, Sen. David Storobin invited his Democratic opponent Simcha Felder to join him on a trip to Israel next week. Republican House candidate Dan Halloran is also going. (no link).
It looks like Orange and Sullivan counties have solved a long-running dispute over their shared border, thanks to state legislation.
Shakespeare in the park, TZB style.
This week’s winners and losers courtesy City & State.
Good luck in the Ironman competition Liz! Hopefully this gets fixed.
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