Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver held a press conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol to pat themselves on the back for reaching a budget agreement on time for the second straight year. On-time budgets have been approved in Albany just seven times in the last 37 years.
“This state government has come a very long way in a very short period of time. At one time, this state government was a joke. They were literally laughing about it on the late night shows, it was a point of ridicule for many, many years,” Governor Cuomo said. “We went from a model of dysfunction to I believe a model of function.” Continue reading “Albany’s Big Three Take Budget Victory Lap”→
Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked by Daily News reporter Ken Lovett if he’d consider legalizing mixed martial arts in New York State in a Q&A after his cabinet meeting this afternoon. The governor jokingly implied he wants to allow martial arts in Albany press conferences.
“Only in a setting like this,” Governor Cuomo said with a laugh.