Tag Archives: Governor Paterson

Cuomo for VP?

This morning, City & State reported on renewed talk of Governor Andrew Cuomo as a VP replacement for Vice President Joe Biden. It’s all nonsense and just proof that the Albany political establishment is frustrated by Cuomo’s governance. It’s a … Continue reading

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Feds Reject City Plan to Ban Food Stamps for Soda

Late last week, the USDA informed Mayor Bloomberg that the Department has rejected the city’s proposal to bar New York City’s food stamp recipients from buying soda and other sugary drinks with their benefits. Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, … Continue reading

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Paterson Executive Order Brings Little Change

In an article published in ProPublica, New York’s former DEC commissioner, Pete Grannis, said the executive order was “more of a political cover than a substantive effect on the ongoing work of the department.” Paterson fired Grannis in October after … Continue reading

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Hydrofracking Moratorium Is Flawed

The recent Albany Times-Union editorial, “Up to you on drilling, Governor,” got it all wrong regarding the Assembly’s passage of the hydrofrcking moratorium. This bill is overbroad and will unnecessarily halt gas exploration in Western NY and other areas outside … Continue reading

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Tobacco Gangsterism and Terrorism Link

Today’s NY Post story about bootleg cigarette sales at bodegas reaffirmed my opposition to increased tobacco taxes. First, raising the cigarette excise tax by another $1 per pack only rewards bootleggers, some of whom will use their illegal proceeds to … Continue reading

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Will A Soda Ban Resolve the Bronx Paradox?

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported on the “Bronx Paradox” which describes the odd, simultaneous occurrence of both hunger and obesity afflicting low-income residents of the South Bronx. But is it really as paradoxical as the Times reported. … Continue reading

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