Cuomo Says de Blasio’s Tax-the-Rich Plan Is ‘A January Conversation’

Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

Bill de Blasio may have overwhelmingly won the mayor’s race last night, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted today that everyone will have to wait to find out whether he will approve Mr. de Blasio’s signature proposal to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K and more after-school programs. Continue reading “Cuomo Says de Blasio’s Tax-the-Rich Plan Is ‘A January Conversation’”

Eliot Spitzer’s Pitch to ‘Women Who No Longer Want to Be Seen as Objects’

Eliot Spitzer on Monday. (Photo: Getty)
Eliot Spitzer on Monday. (Photo: Getty)

Earlier this morning, scandal-scarred former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was confronted with one of the bluntest question of his short-lived comptroller campaign.

“You solicited prostitution, does your candidacy send a positive message to women who no longer want to be seen as objects?” asked Susan Arbetter, the host of The Capitol Pressroom radio show.

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Cuomo to Parents: Don’t Worry, Your Daughters Are Safe in Albany

Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty Images)
Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was forced to try to assure parents that their daughters were safe working in Albany following  a “disturbing” poll out yesterday that found most New Yorkers wouldn’t want their daughters to intern in the State Legislature after former Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s sexual harassment scandal.

“I want people to know that you can send your daughter to Albany,” Mr. Cuomo said during an appearance on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter this morning, where he was once again forced to weigh in on the scandal and its aftermath.

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Governor Cuomo Talks Scandals and Sex

Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that voters don’t blame him for the scandals sweeping Albany, joking that nobody could have expected him to ban sex.

Speaking during an appearance on WCNY’s “Capitol Pressroom” earlier today, Mr. Cuomo was asked about a new poll that shows that, despite the recent scandals–including Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s resignation following sexual harassment allegations–his numbers have ticked slightly up.

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Cuomo Shoots Down Latest Report on His Presidential Ambitions

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo shot down a report Monday that he’s been telling confidantes he knows he can’t run for president in 2016 if Hillary Clinton enters the race.

“There is no truth to the assertion that I’m talking presidential politics and strategy and what Hillary Clinton should do or shouldn’t do or what I’m doing presidentially,” Mr. Cuomo told WCNY’s Susan Arbetter this morning.

“The only discussions I’m having are about how to help the state, how to get the state running, how to make the government a better government,” he added. “And to the extend I’m focusing on politics, it’s my race next year.”

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Governor Cuomo On His Relationship With The Legislature: ‘It’s Not About Chocolate and Candies and Love’

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Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo: Getty)

Governor Andrew Cuomo discussed his relationship with the leaders of the Legislature; Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, during an appearance on Susan Arbetter’s radio show, Capitol Pressroom, this afternoon.

“People don’t understand the relationship between a governor and the legislature, or people just have a different lens for the relationship. The relationship is not based on love,” Governor Cuomo said. “Tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day, it’s not about chocolates, and candies and love. It is a functional, collegial relationship and there are different jobs between the governor and the Legislature.” Continue reading “Governor Cuomo On His Relationship With The Legislature: ‘It’s Not About Chocolate and Candies and Love’”