Albany’s Big Three Take Budget Victory Lap

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Governor Andrew Cuomo
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 Cuomo Wants To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts (In State Capitol Press Conferences)

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Governor Andrew Cuomo

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.

Governor Cuomo continued by saying he doesn’t believe he’s taken an official position on MMA and joking that the Red Room of the State Capitol Building is a fighting ring. Continue reading “Governor Cuomo Wants To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts (In State Capitol Press Conferences)”

The President, The Governor and the Poll Numbers

cuomo obama  The President, The Governor and the Poll NumbersKen Lovett noted Andrew Cuomo hasn’t made time to see President Obama during the president’s three trips to New York this month.

Cuomo’s people say he is busy running the state and is not actively trying to avoid the president.

Today’s Siena poll of Western New York’s 26th Congressional District shows that whatever the reason might be, it’s also good politics for Cuomo.

Here are the favorable / unfavorable numbers for the two Democratic executives in the relatively-conservative 26th district.

39-57 Obama
72-20 Cuomo