Independent voters are moving away from Democrats and towards Republicans, according to a survey released by the Siena Research Institute.
From the poll:
June 11, 2010, Crown Point - Governor Paterson and Vermont Governor Jim Douglas break ground for a new Lake Champlain Bridge spanning Crown Point, New York, and Addison, Vermont. (Photo courtesy David Paterson/flickr)
9:20 a.m. Christine Quinn is on WNYC Channel 4 ...
Mayor Bloomberg meets with state legislative leaders to discuss education funding.
June 09, 2010
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Harry Reid is trailing his opponent.
Ruben Diaz Sr. says he'll vote against the emergency spending bill Monday.
David Paterson warned that will cause chaos.
Tom Precious watches the slow progress on property relief.
LGBT legislation stalled in the state senate. Democrats say Republicans Andrew Lanza and George Maziarz promised to get the bill out of committee, even if they'd oppose it on the floor.
Troubled political consultant Hank Morris was "intimately involved in the day-to-day business" of the state's pension funds, according to court papers filed by Andrew Cuomo.
Richard Hanna gave nearly $5,000 to the Independence Party for advertising, but the party doesn't have a record of it.
Paterson likes the radio: “It’s sort of a perfect medium for me.”
Matthew Goldstein defends the public advocate's office. "I am not at the point where I've heard a very compelling reason to eliminate the public advocate position."
SEIU's national political director said Reps. Mike McMahon and Mike Arcuri abandoned "the needs of working families."
Republicans hit Reps. Bill Owens and Scott Murphy for not stopping "runaway spending."
Unions rally with students walking out of school today.
A survey commissioned by the teachers union says voters favor higher taxes in order to pay for schools.
For some reason, there's a lot of opposition to building new mosques in the city.
Kirsten Powers says watch the left.
When Bloomberg met with college journalists, the event was behind closed doors.
Cuomo struck a deal with Craigslist to curb scalping.
Queens Chronicle: "If elected, [Francisco] Moya would be the first Ecuadorian to hold a public office in the United States."
The Republican challenger running against Rep. Gary Ackerman gets noticed.
And a candidate learns that "after reviewing archived records at the Albany County Board of Elections--it appears he has never been enrolled in the Republican Party."
The threat to close the parks didn't happen. State workers weren't furloughed. But New York State, technically, hasn't had a budget for the last two months. WNYC's Azi Paybarah has more.
While a lot of Democratic lawmakers are complaining about spending cuts David Paterson put into the latest emergency spending bills, only two are threatening to block the legislation, which would shut down state government for the first time in New York's history.
A shutdown would stop government services, ...
As part of radio blitz this morning, David Paterson laid out the case against Democratic and Republican opposition to his budget cuts.
“We want to have a unified ticket with the Democrats at the end of the day," said Dan Cantor, the executive director of the Working Families Party, a labor-backed party that wrapped up its nominating convention here today.
But endorsing Democratic candidates isn't so easy.
It took the Independence Party just over an hour to pick candidates it wants to support in New York's statewide elections. The party's meeting just outside Albany today was lightening fast because it punted one of the thorniest question of the year: who to support for attorney general.
The Working Families Party shook the New York political world when it helped elect half a dozen new City Council members and two of three citywide officials in last year's city elections.
This year, the WFP could become extinct.
A divided New York State Republican Party will have at least two candidates vying for a chance to run against freshman Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall--and potentially a third.
Despite opposition from the state Republican chairman, Rick Lazio survived a challenge from Democrat-turned Republican Steve Levy. Lazio defeated Levy, the Suffolk County Executive, by a two to one margin to win the party's designation today.
WNYC's Azi Paybarah and Bob Hennelly report live from Day Two of the GOP convention in New York City.
New York Republicans kicked off their convention in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. WNYC's Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah report live from the convention as the GOP picks its slate of candidates for the fall elections.
The theme of the 2010 New York State Democratic Convention, here in Rye Brook, is change.
The party posted signs greeting guests here, noting it's the "New Democratic Party."
Latching onto voter outrage for the New York Democrats is going to be tough, though, ...