Feb 17, 2015
Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State speeches never amount to much. They are merely a hodgepodge of half-baked proposals designed to appeal to groups on all sides of the ideological fence.
Jan 22, 2015
The criticism Cuomo received proves liberals are never happy. One can never spend enough on his agenda to please them. Although Mario Cuomo and I were on opposite sides of the political divide, I like to think we were friends.
Jan 12, 2015
Today there are 325 state authorities and 847 local ones. Collectively they have incurred more than $250 billion in debt, spend $60 billion annually and employ 150,000 people with a payroll totaling $10 billion.
Dec 24, 2014
Here are my picks of the year’s best nonfiction works for the political junkies on your Christmas list.
Dec 5, 2014
Expect plenty of gubernatorial theater in the next four years, but few accomplishments. Cuomo’s second term will resemble many gubernatorial third terms – marking time, and lackluster at best.
Nov 17, 2014
For most New Yorkers, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is an enigma. At best, they see the MTA as a maze of poorly managed transportation agencies that stick them with the tab for fiscal and operational incompetence.
Oct 23, 2014
While Andrew Cuomo may get re-elected this November, I believe if he attempts to seek a lease on the White House he will quickly learn that all things are not possible.
Oct 16, 2014
It’s very unusual for proponents of an important statewide ballot referendum to be silent during an election campaign season, but that’s precisely the case this year concerning the so-called “Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 Proposal No. 3.”