Back in 2006, the upset win by singer John Hall of Orleans fame in the 19th Congressional District, a long-time Republican bastion, was one of the brightest moments for Democrats nationally. But the swing-district seat is not considered safe in a year when Democrats are bracing for significant Congressional losses.
President Barack Obama visited the New York area today, stopping in Edison, NJ to promote his small business agenda…and to have a sandwich.
This week, President Barack Obama returns to New Jersey for the first time since last November when he came to support Governor Jon Corzine's re-election campaign. The White House says the President will discuss the economy at a small business in Edison, New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 28.
Gov. David Paterson’s budget director says a layoff plan for state workers may be drawn up as early as August, and numbers will depend on the results of an early retirement plan.
Gov. David Paterson is once again threatening to call lawmakers into a special session, to finish the state budget, which is now 15 weeks late, and other unresolved issues.
A heated debate developed at Monday night's public hearing of the New York City Charter Revision Commission. The issue: Do open primary elections hurt or help the democratic process?
All five Democratic candidates for New York attorney general squared off at the taping of their first televised debate, set to air Sunday morning. During Friday's hour-long debate, the candidates covered both controversial and nuts-and-bolts issues that the next attorney general will likely confront.
This week, two significant events occurred in the New York governor’s race: Campaign contribution filings were due and frontrunner Andrew Cuomo began an RV tour that he says will take him to all 62 counties before he’s through. In both cases, Cuomo got most of the attention.
Come September, New York State Democrats will pick one of five candidates in their party's primary for Attorney General. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is checking in with all of the Attorney General wannabes and has this postcard from Eric Dinallo's campaign.
Before their first televised debate Friday night, the candidates running for New York State attorney general were showing off their fundraising numbers.
The three-year-old Troopergate scandal may finally be over. The state’s Commission on Public Integrity confirms that one of the last actors in the controversy, Darren Dopp, has now paid a $10,000 fine for violating the state code of ethics.
Dopp, who was the communications director for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, paid the $10,000 fine earlier this week, after he lost a court challenge against the Commission on Public Integrity’s ruling.
Commission spokesman Walter Ayres confirms that the check has been received, and that the investigation of whether Spitzer and his aides used the state police to recreate travel records of former Senate Leader Joe Bruno is now over.
“He came to our offices on Monday and hand-delivered a check for $10,000,” said Ayres.
Dopp has maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings, and says he did nothing wrong. Spitzer, who was never charged in the scandal, will be starting a new primetime cable program on CNN soon.
In the five-way race for the Democratic nod for Attorney General, it's been tough for candidates to break out of the pack. That changed a bit Monday night for State Senator Eric Schneiderman.
Gov. David Paterson has proposed a new revenue bill that would close the state’s budget gap, but he says the legislature is refusing to accept the measures.
Come November, voters in New York City will likely get a chance to weigh in on the issue of term limits.
Members of the Charter Revision Commission, appointed by Mayor Bloomberg after his third-term victory, met in a humid, crowded room near City Hall on Monday night to discuss the preliminary report released last Friday by the commission's staff.
Several members of the commission, which was set up by the mayor in March, said more time is needed to debate the term-limit question.
The New York City Charter Revision Commission is considering rolling back term limits from three terms to two.
The panel, created by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after his election to a third term, issued its preliminary staff report on Friday afternoon, outlining ideas it wants to examine in the next several weeks.
Gov. David Paterson has less than six months left in office in a term that expires on December 31, and he has been making the most of his time left in power, forcing the state legislature to enact most of his budget, and vetoing out the parts he doesn’t like.
Paterson, who took over for the disgraced Eliot Spitzer in March 2008, had a rocky first two years as governor. He was plagued by scandals, and seemed to change his mind frequently, as well as his political tactics.
Lately, Paterson has been more resolute and has even pioneered new powers for a New York governor.
Gov. David Paterson delivered 6,681 veto messages to the legislature on Wednesday, slashing over $500 million in spending out of the state budget.
The New York State Democratic Party is taking the extraordinary step of trying to remove from its ranks a Bronx State Senator whose scandals, they say, could ruin election hopes for Democrats all over the state.
Gov. David Paterson has started the lengthy process of vetoing the nearly 6,900 line items that the legislature added to their budget bills and has told them, in no uncertain terms, that he’s done negotiating.
The sky was supposed to fall. Chaos was supposed to reign. And somehow, Albany failed to deliver even that.