Month: October 2008

Governor Spitzer's problems are threatening to derail his legislative agenda in the capital, stall the passage of the state's budget, and damage the chances that Mayor Bloomberg's congestion-pricing plan will win Albany approval before the end of the Read More

When Eliot Spitzer's entanglement with a high-priced prostitution ring was first revealed Monday afternoon, stock indexes were getting pummeled in the latest manifestation of credit market turmoil. On Tuesday, as the market was enjoying a Fed-induced bounce, The Wall Street Journal reported that "big, painful firings are coming" at investment banks - with as many as 40,000 New York-based jobs potentially on the chopping block. Read More

The New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief, formed by Governor Eliot Spitzer and chaired by Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, held a hearing in Hauppauge last Wednesday. Those who addressed the commission, which was created to seek ways t Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. -- “We've got a good leader now, hopefully he can lead us to an on-time budget,” said Jim Tedisco, (R) Assembly Minority Leader. Every year... “It's important it gets done on time,” said Ron Canestrari, (D) Assembly Majorit Read More

In the long and storied political history of New York State, few things were ever as inevitable as Eliot Spitzer's election to the governor's office. As state attorney general, he already loomed as governor-presumptive before the Republican incumbent, Gov. George Pataki, confirmed in the summer of 2005 that he would not seek a fourth term. Read More

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