The Weekend That Was
Thanks to the addition of Rep. Paul Ryan to the presidential ticket and hard pushback by the Democrats, the GOP seems to be losing the Medicare debate.
The NY Post is disappointed Cuomo doesn’t shares the urgency it feels to allow fracking in the Marcellus.
Former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin: “I think Andrew Cuomo constantly assesses his own presidential caliber. He may not be ready in his mind.”
Despite a gaping budget hole that could lead to layoffs of teachers or police officers, Mayor Bloomberg found money in the city budget to give out raises to 48 members of his City Hall staff.
The Senate Republicans are worried they’ll lose Sen. Steve Saland’s seat to the Democrats if ultra-conservative Neil Di Carlo prevails in the deadlocked 41st SD primary.
The final votes in the Saland-Di Carlo race will be tallied next week.
There are a lot of factors at play in the 60th SD race.
Nathan Schaefer is the Empire State Pride Agenda’s new executive director.
Republican state lawmakers outside of New York may think twice now before supporting same-sex marriage.
Democrats like New York Rep. Steve Israel continue to insist the House of Representatives is in play, despite the math.
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle’s biggest campaign contributor – Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee – was in NY-24 to rally the GOP troops on her behalf.
GOP lawmakers elected on the tea party wave are now showing a more moderate streak.
Likely Brooklyn Assemblyman Walter Mosley is going from Mr. Mom to Mr. Albany.
A campaign services company owned by Westchester Republican Chairman Doug Colety has cornered the market on GOP campaign literature, raking in more than $3.5 million in business over the past decade — most of it after he took over as party leader.
Three of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s children moved away from his Lower East Side district, but still vote there.
Randy Altschuler and Tim Bishop are locked in a tight fundraising fight as their closely watched 1st Congressional District rematch intensifies.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano keeps up with the Kardashians.
Counsels to governors past and present traded war stories at Albany Law School.
The Humane Society’s legislative fund endorsed Rep. Michael Grimm for re-election, citing his “effective leadership and advocacy on animal protection policies.”
Teachers in New York are less willing to mentor the next generation of educators this school year because of concerns about new state-mandated performance evaluations, university officials said.
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