There has been a growing narrative in Albany that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been consolidating his own power at the expense of the legislature, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Today in a radio interview with Susan Arbetter, Mr. Cuomo sounded mystified that now people seemed to be defending the legislature’s prerogative.
“To the extent you listen to the pundits in this building, they accuse me of being too aggressive and too harsh and trying to override the poor legislature. They have done a 180 on the legislature by the way on the past year,” Mr. Cuomo said, then adopting the tone of an apparently aggrieved pundit added, ”Now it’s, ’The poor legislature that represents the people of this state so well, and the governor is trying to take power from the poor legislature.’” Read More