Roundup: Payroll Tax Deal Reached; Chris Christie Weighs VP Slot

Congressional Republicans agreed to a deal on the payroll tax extension.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would consider being Mitt Romney’s running mate.

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Roundup: Bloomberg Won't Question Cuomo; Bill Clinton Says His Wife Needs Rest

Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn’t want to “second-guess” Governor Cuomo’s tax plan.

Bill Clinton said his wife, Hillary, has no plans to run for office again. “She wants to stay in one place for two or three days and get a good night’s sleep for a week or two.”

Occupy Albany protesters got a permit that will allow them to stay in Academy Park for two more weeks. Continue reading “Roundup: Bloomberg Won't Question Cuomo; Bill Clinton Says His Wife Needs Rest”

Morning Read: An Extraordinary Day In Albany

Governor Cuomo called legislators into Extraordinary Session to vote on the tax and jobs plan announced yesterday.

The tax plan will save families an average of $300-$400 a year.

Albany power broker Fred Dicker called Governor Cuomo’s political maneuvering on the tax plan a “dazzling display of political jujitsu.”

Governor Cuomo’s budget deal includes an agreement to pass a constitutional amendment legalizing non-Indian casinos.  Continue reading “Morning Read: An Extraordinary Day In Albany”

Occupy Albany Protesters Want to Stop Getting Arrested Every Night

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A snowy night at Occupy Albany. (Photo: Sébastien Barré/Flickr.com)

Occupy Albany protesters may be rethinking their strategy after over 50 people from their group were arrested this weekend. Now, some Albany occupiers have decided not to spent nearly every night forcing Governor Cuomo to make good on his vow to arrest them if they enter state land after 11p.m.
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Roundup: Rep. Rangel’s Tech Troubles; Will Tax Free Cigarettes Get Snuffed Out?

Did Congressman Rangel get hacked on Twitter?

Get your Indian reservation cigarettes while you still can! Governor Cuomo won’t confirm or deny rumors he’s going to start seizing shipments of the tax-free stogies.

Albany County Executive-elect Dan McCoy has quite an entourageContinue reading “Roundup: Rep. Rangel’s Tech Troubles; Will Tax Free Cigarettes Get Snuffed Out?”

Roundup: Giuliani Says Obama ‘Owns’ Occupy Wall Street; Santa Survives; Zuccotti Potties

Rudy Giuliani said President Obama is responsible for Occupy Wall Street and predicted the movement will “take his presidency down.”

Steve Ballone, a Democratic candidate for Suffolk County executive, saved Santa.

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Councilwoman Margaret Chin are thankful for the port-o-potties in Zuccotti Park.

According to new poll numbers, Governor Cuomo is surprisingly popular. Continue reading “Roundup: Giuliani Says Obama ‘Owns’ Occupy Wall Street; Santa Survives; Zuccotti Potties”

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Plan March on Cuomo For Millionaire’s Tax

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Governor Cuomo (Getty)

Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to march from Zuccotti Park to Governor Cuomo’s office in midtown to protest his opposition to the so-called “Millionaire’s Tax,” but the Governor won’t be on hand for the protest. Continue reading “Occupy Wall Street Protesters Plan March on Cuomo For Millionaire’s Tax”