In 2007, a magazine article tried to illuminate the pecking order among the staff of New York’s new attorney general, Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Cuomo was, of course, first, followed by Steven Cohen, his chief of staff. In third, according to the magazine, was the “special assistant and deputy counsel,” an ambitious recruit from the Southern District named Benjamin Lawsky. Read More
Cuomo 2014 finance director Jennifer Bayer emailed their latest figures:
Opening Balance: $4,176,120.01
Total Receipts: $6,220,328.49
Total Expenses: $1,173,188.49
Total On Hand (End of Period): $9,223,260.01
I’ll comb through the filings once they pop up on the State Board of Elections web site.
Labeling Andrew Cuomo isn’t easy.
Yesterday, he added a new description.
“I’m sort of the Antichrist to the Conservative Party,” Cuomo, a Catholic, said in an interview. The fact that Cuomo said this to The New York Times may explain why the chairman of the New York State Conservative Party, Michael Long, hadn’t heard of it until I called him just now.
“Say that one more time to me,” Long said, when I told him about Cuomo’s remark. Read More
Here’s the video, and some highlights, from Governor Cuomo’s question-and-answer session with reporters at the Javits Center today.
Video after the jump. Read More
The New York Times recently wrote that Governor Andrew Cuomo had “reneged on a campaign pledge to post online his private schedule of meetings with lawmakers and lobbyists.”
The pledge was made during an October 2010 interview with the paper. “Mr. Cuomo, whose aides told one newspaper last week that his office had not kept a formal detailed schedule during Mr. Cuomo’s first two years as attorney general, pledged if elected to post his entire work schedule online, including meetings with lawmakers and lobbyists,” the paper wrote at the time.
Today, I asked Cuomo what happened to those plans. Read More