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Cuomo's Fiscal Challenges

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When Andrew Cuomo becomes governor Saturday, he faces a formidable challenge of closing the multibillion dollar budget gap. And already, he’s upped the ante by promising to freeze spending and taxes.

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Stucknation: Albany In Between

Monday, December 20, 2010

It is the between-time. The old regime has just days left. Control in the Senate is expected to shift to the Republicans and a Democratic governor is coming in promising to  cut government. There are cardboard boxes and blank nameplates.

Ironically, as the new incoming Governor and legislative leaders try and marshall the political courage to restore the state, they will do so in a building that itself continues to be under going a major makeover to repair decades of neglect and deferred maintenance.  

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How David Paterson Views David Paterson

Friday, December 17, 2010

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David Paterson always had a plan. It just wasn’t to become Governor of New York.

Leading up to 2006, he was the top Democrat in the State Senate, and doing a surprisingly effective job chipping away at the Republican lead in that house.

Paterson, who was representing Harlem, did this by letting his affable nature mask his intense desire to wage strategic campaign fights against Republicans.

“If they had an event they had to go to and they wanted us to stop debating…I would always stop,” Paterson recalled in a recent interview. “I think it got them to take their eye off the campaign.”

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NY Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Monday, October 18, 2010

Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino did not engage one another during a wide ranging televised debate that included all seven candidates in the race.

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Stucknation: The Challenge for NY's Next Governor

Monday, October 18, 2010

The next governor will have to balance social contracts with bond covenants. How do you shrink government to bring tax relief to homeowners and businesses without laying off so many public workers you contribute to undermining the very recovery that is needed?

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The Trouble with Carl

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How did Carl Paladino become the Republican candidate for Governor of New York? Guess #1 is that it's an anti-incumbent year and, as people had heard of Rick Lazio, he took on the incumbent stench. Guess #2? There is no guess #2 — just the lingering question and answer: could Republicans possibly have picked a more inept candidate? No. No, we could not.

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Cuomo's Harlem Adventure

Monday, September 27, 2010

It was intended to be an event in Harlem to demonstrate just how much African American support Cuomo can count on come November. But according to several reporters at the scene, weather and poor advance work conspired to produce a media mess.

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