Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio

Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)
Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)

Success Academy Charter Schools founder Eva Moskowitz continued her media tour this morning, slamming “so-called progressive” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to pull the plug on three of her schools.

“We have a mayor in the City of New York who says he’s a progressive on the one hand, but wants to deny poor kids in Harlem an opportunity, a shot at life,” said Ms. Moskowitz, speaking to a receptive audience on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Continue reading “Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio”

Rob Astorino Announces Bid Against Andrew Cuomo

Rob Astorino.
Rob Astorino.

Rob Astorino, the Westchester county executive who has been exploring a possible run for governor, formally announced his bid today in a video posted on his campaign website.

“I’m announcing my candidacy today for governor of New York state because I’m tired of listening to the fairy tale that ‘everything is just great’ when it’s just the opposite. I’m tired of watching New York’s decline. Living in New York shouldn’t feel like a prison sentence, but that’s exactly what you hear today,” he said. Continue reading “Rob Astorino Announces Bid Against Andrew Cuomo”

Rockin’ the Suburbs: Rob Astorino Hopes Westchester Wins Translate Statewide

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One October day on the campaign trail last year, Rob Astorino was heading to a street festival in Mount Vernon, a heavily African-American city just across the border from the Bronx. Not a place where a Republican politician is a natural sell.

After hearing word that several local residents had jokingly threatened to fight him in a nearby boxing ring, the Westchester County executive just went with it.

“Who wants to fight me? Who wants to fight me?” he asked the crowd when he arrived, according to his re-election campaign manager, Phil Oliva. Continue reading “Rockin’ the Suburbs: Rob Astorino Hopes Westchester Wins Translate Statewide”

De Blasio Has ‘Productive’ Meeting With Cuomo in Albany

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio at their joint press conference in Albany. (Photo: Twitter/NYC Mayor's Office)
Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio at a joint press conference in Albany. (Photo: Twitter/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo met behind closed doors today for about an hour in Albany, but appeared no closer to a resolution on their heated dispute over how to fund an expansion of pre-K.

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Mr. de Blasio repeatedly described the conversation as “productive” but said his plan to up taxes on the city’s wealthiest residents remains the “only reliable plan on the table.” Mr. Cuomo insists he can fund pre-K across the state with existing funds. Continue reading “De Blasio Has ‘Productive’ Meeting With Cuomo in Albany”

Bill de Blasio Takes His Pre-K Case to Albany Once Again

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With less than a month to go until the state budget deadline, Mayor Bill de Blasio returned to Albany for the fourth time since his election to press his case to lawmakers reticent to let the city raise taxes on the wealthiest residents to fund universal pre-K.

At a rally at the Washington Armory, which several noted stood half-empty, Mr. de Blasio, joined by city lawmakers and supporters, tried yet again to make his case that the tax made moral and logical sense. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Takes His Pre-K Case to Albany Once Again”

Cuomo Joins Charter Advocates at Rally Critical of de Blasio

Andrew Cuomo speaking at the rally. (Photo: Twitter/MatthewLWing)
Andrew Cuomo speaking at the rally. (Photo: Twitter/MatthewLWing)

It was a tale of two rallies.

In another round of the political chess between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mr. Cuomo spoke today at a rally framed by Mr. de Blasio and his supporters as an attempt to undermine the mayor’s education agenda. Continue reading “Cuomo Joins Charter Advocates at Rally Critical of de Blasio”

Cuomo Campaign Releases New Policy-Oriented Ads

Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his campaign-style advertisement.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his campaign-style advertisement.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today released a batch of ads, which focus on some of his signature policy initiatives.

The three advertisements, paid for by the governor’s campaign account, promote Mr. Cuomo’s support of property tax cuts and his opposition to Common Core testing. Continue reading “Cuomo Campaign Releases New Policy-Oriented Ads”