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The Political Year Ahead in 2013: City&State NY

Politically, the year ahead will offer the usual crop of indicted pols, unpopular policies and heart-stopping surprises. Nonetheless, I’ll offer my thoughts on what interesting things could happen over the next 12 months. Retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s second … Continue reading

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Andrew in the Dark – m.NYPOST.com

A brilliant editorial in today’s NY Post taking to task over Gov. Cuomo’s insistence on closing Indian Point energy center while dragging his feet on approving natural gas exploration (i.e., fracking). http://m.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/andrew_in_the_dark_CoRwnzShBZbS8w5dOnXnnJ Posted from WordPress for Android

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Benjamin Speaks Out on NY Gov. Cuomo’s Changing Style — Video

Former Assemb. Benjamin on Cuomo’s Changing Style As Governor Cuomo prepares to help President Obama on the campaign trail, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin is questioning whether Cuomo deserves a second term of his own. He argues that over the past … Continue reading

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Andrew’s lost his fizz – NY POST.com OpEd

Eighteen months ago,there was something special about Gov. Cuomo’s sparkling and refreshing approach to governance. He impressed many observers as the tonic for Albany’s ills. But today the UnDemocrat seems to be losing his fizz. In his first year,we were … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo must push fracking—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

Roustabout may become the next hot job in New York — with modern versions of scenes from classics like “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood” coming to life across the Southern Tier. If the Department of Environmental Conservation ever makes … Continue reading

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Gov needs will to drill – m.NYPOST.com

Roustabout may become the next hot job in New York —with modern versions of scenes from classics like “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood” coming to life across the Southern Tier. If the Department of Environmental Conservation ever makes good … Continue reading

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Michael Benjamin on Fred Dicker Live and The Capitol Pressroom

Fred Dicker Live From the State Capitol, July 25 – 1300AM Interview picks up at the 32:18 mark. Former Assemblyman and NY Post op-ed contributor Michael Benjamin shares his thoughts on gay marriage, Governor Cuomo’s first six months in office … Continue reading

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Gas Exploration Will Bring Jobs To NY

July 26, 2011 When the State Legislature passed of the hydrofracking moratorium bill late last year, I drew a lot of flack for urging then-Governor David Paterson to veto the measure. Supporters of the moratorium raised the ghastly specter of … Continue reading

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DEC To Allow Limited Fracking

Liz Benjamin over at State of Politics reports on the state DEC plan to allow gas exploration in NY’s Southern Tier. Approximately 85 percent of the Marcellus Shale would be accessible to natural gas extraction under these recommendations. The DEC … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Selma

Sorry, this isn’t Selma Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/sorry_this_isn_selma_Je8a4EC62C9m1qGKpXxTdK#ixzz1Pg990yrh Just a week after Gov. Cuomo praised the Legislature for passing “historic” ethics-reform legislation, state senators opposed to enacting a “historic” same-sex marriage law are being courted with promises of political cover, endorsements … Continue reading

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