Tag Archives: Dean Skelos

Angry at Andrew but afraid to say so – NYPOST.com

First in a planned series looking at the state Senate Democratic conference.   For once, the elephant in the room wasn’t race — it was Gov. Cuomo.       Saturday’s National Action Network rally, led by media personality and … Continue reading

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Silver, Skelos attorneys ask federal judges to limit purview to congressional maps | Albany Watch

Attorneys for the majority parties in the Senate and Assembly still contend there is enough time for the Legislature to act on a redistricting plan on its own, but asked a panel of judges to limit its purview to congressional … Continue reading

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Santa Cuomo—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

Today’s NY Post carried my latest op-ed examining politics, public policy decisions and their impact on NYC.  Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REC) were supposed to stimulate job creation by competitively funding regional projects that responded to local needs. … Continue reading

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Protecting Abortion — But Not Women

Protecting abortion — but not women By MICHAEL BENJAMIN (Originally published in the NY Post) Little noticed during the frenzied closing days of the legislative session was final passage of a measure that provides a certificate of stillbirth to grieving … Continue reading

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