The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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New York in the News

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New York Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

COMMENTARY: A Clinton in Cuomo-land (Capital New York, 12/6/13)
Fracking industry out-lobbies opponents, still loses ground (Capital New York, 12/6/13)
Cuomo commission spending on data firm still undisclosed (Capital New York, 12/6/13)
COMMENTARY: (Sheldon) Silver time? (Capital New York, 12/6/13)
COMMENTARY: ‘Blame the MTA for train crash, too’ (NY Post, 12/6/13)
Reform-talking governor headed to next big-money fundraiser (Buffalo News, 12/5/13)
Pro-fracking group shrinks under pressure (Capital New York, 12/5/13)
COMMENTARY: The state of Clintons and Cuomos (Capital New York, 12/5/13)
GOP Chair Ed Cox talks Trump for governor, Moreland commissioner (NY State of Politics, 12/5/13)
OPINION: Cuomo, speak up on the Core (NY Daily News, 12/5/13)
Cuomo tax commission divided over income tax cut (Capital New York, 12/5/13)
Cuomo considers post-Moreland path (Capital New York, 12/4/13)
Cuomo: Legislative corruption is an ‘undeniable fact’ (Capital New York, 12/4/13)
The Cuomo-de Blasio drama to come (Capital New York, 12/4/13)
Cuomo may skip public financing in his Moreland response (Capital New York, 12/4/13)
What Cuomo has to fear in 2014 (Capital New York, 12/3/13)
How Cuomo owns the Moreland report (Capital New York, 12/3/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Cuomo announces $50M project to protect Sandy-battered Queens coast from storms (NY Daily News, 11/30/13)
Q Poll: De Blasio’s pre-K plans popular statewide (Capitol Confidential, 11/27/13)
Moreland, SRCC come to an arrangement on disclosure (Capitol Confidential, 11/27/13)
Poll: Creating jobs should be top Albany issue in 2014 (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/27/13)
Poll: New Yorkers like de Blasio’s pre-K plan, and tax cuts, too (Capital New York, 11/27/13)
Senate Republicans strike a disclosure deal with Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel (Capital New York, 11/27/13)
What Cuomo said about the circuit-breaker in 2010 (NY State of Politics, 11/26/13)
Public financing of state campaigns urged by former panel chair on politics (Buffalo News, 11/26/13)
Sources: Cuomo tax commission leaning toward a ‘circuit-breaker’ (Capital New York, 11/26/13)
Cuomo: Tax relief will be paid for with surplus (Capitol Confidential, 11/26/13)
EPA: NY has more toxic Superfund sites than almost every other state (Capital New York, 11/26/13)
NYPIRG issues report on reform (Times Union, 11/26/13)
Anti-frackers to League of Conservation Voters: Dump Ed Cox (Capitol Confidential, 11/26/13)
Most New York voters happy with Cuomo, poll finds (New York Times, 11/26/13)
Cuomo restores $4.5M to New York flood assistance program (NY Daily News, 11/26/13)
Gov. Cuomo scores strong job approval rating in latest Quinnipiac Poll (Daily Politics, 11/26/13)
Polls: Cuomo easily tops Astorino in potential 2014 race (The Journal News, 11/26/13)
Press corps can’t get enough of Andrew Cuomo’s reported sexiness (Politicker, 11/26/13)
Q Poll: Cuomo approval up, but only beats Astorino by 31 points (Capitol Confidential, 11/26/13)
VIDEO: Cuomo on People Magazine’s ‘sexy’ honor: ‘I think New York is sexy’ (The Journal News, 11/26/13)
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo opens 2014 re-election bid in good shape: poll (Washington Times, 11/26/13)
Polls: Andrew Cuomo easily defeats Rob Astorino in potential 2014 matchup (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/26/13)
VIDEO: Cuomo enjoying 62% approval rating, poll finds (NY1, 11/26/13)
VIDEO: Cuomo brothers tease each other on CNN: ‘Lower my taxes’ (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/26/13)
Chris Christie didn’t commit support to Rob Astorino: Source (Metropolis, 11/25/13)
What Moreland is ‘fishing’ for (Capital New York, 11/25/13)
NYPIRG has reform ideas for the Moreland panel (Capitol Confidential, 11/25/13)
Gov. Cuomo in town for fundraiser (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/25/13)
Cuomo dismisses report on Christie’s plans to defeat his re-election bid (Politicker, 11/25/13)
Cuomo: Cooperative legislators ‘make a mockery’ of Moreland objectors (Capital New York, 11/25/13)
Saratoga casino site no longer a safe bet (Times Union, 11/25/13)
Andrew Cuomo: ‘I think New York is sexy’ (Politicker, 11/25/13)
Few districts apply for Cuomo’s competitive education grants (Capital New York, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Christie ready to back Cuomo challenger (NY Post, 11/25/13)
Norwegian energy company plans to sue Cuomo over fracking delay (Capital New York, 11/25/13)
Cuomo would beat GOP rival by more than 40 points: poll (Wall Street Journal, 11/25/13)
Cuomo announces $4.5M in food aid amid federal cuts (Capitol Confidential, 11/25/13)
Astorino on 2104, hydrofracking and casinos (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: The Moreland Commission – More than one kind of turkey (Times Union, 11/25/13)
Rob Astorino seeks Chris Christie’s help in running for NY governor (NY Daily News, 11/25/13)
Andrew Cuomo makes People’s ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ list (Huff Post New York, 11/25/13)
Rob Astorino’s potential governor run gets encouragement, no promises, from Chris Christie (Daily Politics, 11/25/13)
Developers draft casino plans, signaling fight for New York’s licenses (New York Times, 11/24/13)
State GOP pins its hopes to Westchester’s Astorino (PressConnects, 11/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Climbing out of Albany’s swamp (New York Times, 11/22/13)
Legislators’ firms move to block a Cuomo commission from obtaining client info (Capital New York, 11/22/13)
IDC head calls for investigation of Ed Cox’s fracking comments (Capital New York, 11/22/13)
Silver, Skelos: Moreland probe is ab attempt to force campaign finance reform (Capital New York, 11/22/13)
Document drop: NY pols v. Moreland subpoenas (Daily Politics, 11/22/13)
Bloomberg hopes Cuomo ‘stands tough’ on taxes (Capital New York, 11/22/13)
NYS Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos says Legislature won’t be coerced into ethics deal (Daily Politics, 11/22/13)
Senate, Assembly to jointly file against Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission: sources (NY Daily News, 11/22/13)
Cuomo, unfazed by Christie poll, says “I am not” running for president (Buffalo News, 11/21/13)
Forget TV; to spread word, Cuomo’s on radio (New York Times, 11/21/13)
State unemployment ticks up to 7.7% (NY State of Politics, 11/21/13)
Source: Don’t expect Moreland report on December 1st (Gotham Gazette, 11/21/13)
Caucus chair says he can’t see a way to support Cuomo tax cut (Capital New York, 11/21/13)
Workers call on Cuomo to fight wage-theft with more resources (Capital New York, 11/21/13)
Astorino huddled with Christie on potential NY governor’s run (Politics on the Hudson, 11/21/13)
Study: Pro-fracking employment numbers are greatly ‘exaggerated’ (Capital New York, 11/21/13)
State touts ReCharge NY’s power program (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/21/13)
In unpublished report, Cuomo’s tax commission questions a Cuomo initiative (Capital New York, 11/20/13)
Cuomo announces a partnership, and a lifeboat for a North Country research center (Capital New York, 11/20/13)
Cuomo to announce $225M clean-energy development in Buffalo that could create 850 jobs (Buffalo News, 11/20/13)
As money rolls in for Cuomo, so do barbs (Buffalo News, 11/19/13)
Left and right jockey for position ahead of Cuomo’s tax report (Capital New York, 11/19/13)
NY Senate tax report calls for elimination of corporate tax, retirement income tax-free (Syracuse Post-Standard, 11/19/13)
Cuomo says New York doesn’t need Obama’s health insurance ‘fix’ (Capital New York, 11/19/13)
Rockland GOP’s Reda on Paladino: ‘I have no idea why he attacked me’ (Politics on the Hudson, 11/19/13)
Report: New York leads in using student data to inform policy (Capital New York, 11/19/13)
Warning party leaders, Paladino threatens to run again (Capital New York, 11/19/13)
OPINION: Obamacare’s New York problem (NY Daily News, 11/19/13)
Cuomo’s job performance rating falls in poll (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/18/13)
The big deficit facing de Blasio will be smaller than advertised (Capital New York, 11/18/13)
Cuomo blows potential Republican contenders out of 2014 waters, Siena College poll finds (Syracuse Post-Standard, 11/18/13)
Through a ‘huge loophole,’ Cuomo could take state cash with him (Capital New York, 11/18/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP governors powwow boosts Rob Astorino’s candidacy (NY Post, 11/18/13)
NYPIRG complaint calls on state parties to register as lobbyists (Capital New York, 11/18/13)
UFT tries to make amends with an ‘unburdened’ de Blasio (Capital New York, 11/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Paladino warms up to idea of Astorino for governor (NY Daily News, 11/18/13)
In NY, Christie leads Cuomo in potential 2016 matchup: Poll (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/18/13)
Who gets squeezed on De Blase Agenda (NY State of Politics, 11/18/13)
State lawmakers push Albany to ‘walk the walk’ on progressive agenda (Politicker, 11/18/13)
Bill de Blasio must fight NYC’s legal battles left by Mike Bloomberg (NY Daily News, 11/18/13)
Paladino: Bring me the heads of Skelos and Kolb (Capitol Confidential, 11/18/13)
Siena Poll: Cuomo job approval under water, but he beats all challengers (NY State of Politics, 11/18/13)
Siena poll: Voters unsure if Lt. Gov. Duffy should be on the 2014 ticket (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 11/18/13)
Cuomo sees ‘legislative changes’ to Common Core (Capital New York, 11/18/13)
Gov. Cuomo: Legislative changes to Common Core may be on the horizon (Daily Politics, 11/18/13)
Gov. Cuomo calls transition to Common Core curriculum ‘problematic’ in parts (NY Daily News, 11/18/13)
Gov Cuomo airs support for NYPD Commissioner Kelly, praising him as ‘gifted leader’ (NY Daily News, 11/17/13)
COMMENTARY: RINO hunting season (Times Union, 11/16/13)
GOP looking for a strategy to outflank Paladino’s Conservative threat (Buffalo News, 11/16/13)
De Blasio’s 20-year friendship with Cuomo facing test (Bloomberg, 11/15/13)
Astorino keeps speculation alive on run for governor (Politics on the Hudson, 11/15/13)
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says Bill de Blasio, other pols are full of s— (NY Daily News, 11/15/13)
Gov. Cuomo panel calls for new levy on iTunes, cuts to clothing sales tax exemption (NY Daily News, 11/15/13)
Top cop Kelly: Candidates betrayed me (NY Post, 11/15/13)
Cuomo signs bill creating West Side development, revenue for Hudson River Park (Capital New York, 11/15/13)
Bailouts ‘R’ Us (NY Torch, 11/14/13)
Skelos and Klein: Cuomo needs us (NY State of Politics, 11/14/13)
In one week, Cuomo vetoes two MTA transparency bills (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Top GOP operative forms super PAC (Crain’s New York Business, 11/14/13)
State ed: We don’t mandate or recommend early-grade testing (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Teachers’ unions petition to end testing in early grades (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Cuomo vetoes 10 bills, lets Rockland borrow (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Community confronts park air rights issue as Cuomo OK’s bill (The Villager, 11/14/13)
De Blasio labor ally: ‘Very little’ the mayor can do about inequality (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Republican Chris Christie appears more concerned about the dangers of climate change than NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY Daily News, 11/14/13)
Cuomo commission proposes, among other things, an iTunes tax (Capital New York, 11/14/13)
Jonathan Soros and Sean Parker top a list of 2014 donors (Capital New York, 11/13/13)
Ex-GOP boss pleads guilty in corruption case (AP, 11/13/13)
Bronx Democratic chief Carl Heastie tees off on NY GOP’s Ed Cox over corruption cases (Daily Politics, 11/13/13)
Lawmakers ride populist rage against Common Core (Times Union, 11/13/13)
State health site enrolls 50,000 (Times Union, 11/12/13)
Gov. Cuomo’s plan to hire ‘best and brightest’ for administration will cost $21M (NY Daily News, 11/12/13)
Reducing voters’ trips to the polls; Board of Elections seeks to move federal primaries to June (Times Union, 11/12/13)
AUDIO: Nearing start of 2014 campaign season, Cuomo yet to have an announced opponent (WKKI, 11/11/13)
Cuomo n why he skipped Somos (State of Politics, 11/11/13)
On pre-K, Cuomo says he’ll ‘work it out’ with de Blasio (Capital New York, 11/11/13)
Westchester County Excutive Rob Astorino considers run for governor (The Journal News, 11/11/13)
Paladino says he’d consider Conservative run (Capitol Confidential, 11/11/13)
Paladino willing to run as a Conservative (Times Union, 11/11/13)
Westchester pol considers challenging Cuomo (NY Post, 11/11/13)
Has ‘Tech Valley’ peaked? (Times Union, 11/11/13)
COMMENTARY: State GOP Chair Ed Cox could tap himself to face Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY Daily News, 11/11/13)
State Senate GOP prepares to lose its biggest donor — Mike Bloomberg (Capital New York, 11/11/13)
Paladino-style conservatism nettles GOP (Buffalo News, 11/10/13)
Fitzpatrick says he’s on board with public financing for campaigns (Syracuse Post-Standard, 11/10/13)
Mike Bloomberg won’t be there to buy everyone off in De Blasio’s New York (BuzzFeed Politics, 11/10/13)
De Blasio and Cuomo’s tight bond to be tested (NY Daily News, 11/9/13)
Anti-fracking groups agree on risks, disagree on a Cuomo tactic(Capital New York, 11/9/13)
Cuomo to Somos: Drop dead (NY State of Politics, 11/9/13)
Cuomo won’t attend what promises to be a lively Somos (Capital New York, 11/8/13)
Cuomo takes it to the new Tappan Zee Bridge (Capitol Confidential, 11/8/13)
Have the Morelanders uncovered criminality? ‘We have,’ Fitzpatrick says (Capitol Confidential, 11/8/13)
McLaughlin to Cuomo: Meet legal deadlines on fiscal updates (Capitol Confidential, 11/8/13)
AUDIO: Onondaga County DA Fitzpatrick says Moreland Commission has uncovered criminal activity (WRVO, 11/8/13)
SRCC chair to IDC: You’re on your own, politically speaking (NY State of Politics, 11/8/13)
Cuomo launches probe after reports of anti-Semitism in schools (Capital New York, 11/8/13)
Cuomo tours Tappan Zee as Moody’s cites it in downgrade(Capital New York, 11/8/13)
The new mayor’s frenemies (New York Magazine, 11/8/13)
Reacting to NYT story, Cuomo wants anti-Semitic incidents probed (Capitol Confidential, 11/8/13)
Hard-hit city asks state for a boost (Times Union, 11/7/13)
Swastikas, slurs and torment in town’s schools (New York Times, 11/7/13)
Bruno: Delay my trial (Times Union, 11/7/13)
After a rosy casino question, legislator calls for unbiased ballot proposals (Capital New York, 11/7/13)
Cuomo and Skelos meet; is peace coming? (Buffalo News, 11/7/13)
VIDEO: De Blasio to determine whether to keep commissioners from Bloomberg years (NY1, 11/7/13)
Republicans hope suburban wins keep Cuomo on the sidelines (Capital New York, 11/7/13)
Open field for top NYC jobs (Wall Street Journal, 11/7/13)
Advocates try a new tack to push Cuomo’s stalled women’s agenda (Capital New York, 11/7/13)
Kozol was ‘shocked’ by Cuomo’s death penalty for schools remark (Capitol Confidential, 11/7/13)
SUNY Upstate president resigns amid compensation review (Capitol Confidential, 11/7/13)
Plan to raise judges’ retirement age to 80 is rejected (New York Times, 11/6/13)
Defeat of judicial age amendment shifts power to Cuomo (Politics on the Hudson, 11/6/13)
Cox claims victories for GOP; delivers major address tonight in Buffalo (Buffalo News, 11/6/13)
Voters bet on casino future (Times Union, 11/6/13)
With voter approval, casinos to change NY (Politics on the Hudson, 11/6/13)
State GOP: Always look on the bright side of life (Capitol Confidential, 11/6/13)
Cuomo says de Blasio’s tax-the-rich plan is ‘a January conversation’ (Politicker, 11/6/13)
GOP sweeps Erie County (Buffalo News, 11/6/13)
Day defeats Fried for Rockland County executive (The Journal News, 11/6/13)
New York voters approve 7 Las Vegas-style casinos (NY Daily News, 11/6/13)
Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race in New York, ushering in new era of liberal governance (Washington Post, 11/5/13)
In a win for Cuomo, voters approve casinos for New York (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
Bill de Blasio mayoral win signals Working Families Party ascendancy (The Daily Beast, 11/5/13)
Bill de Blasio declares victory: ‘All of our work is just beginning’ (Politicker, 11/5/13)
New York to get 7 Vegas-style casinos after amendment passes (Newsday, 11/5/13)
A rare bright spot for New York Republicans preserved (State of Politics, 11/5/13)
Expansion of gambling in New York is approved (New York Times, 11/5/13)
GOP chair Ed Cos to speak on Cuomo, the “Hamlet on the Shale” (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 11/5/13)
New York voters approve casino referendum despite opposition in Central New York (Syracuse Post-Standard, 11/5/13)
Bill de Blasio is going to let liberals down (BuzzFeed Politics, 11/5/13)
Bill de Blasio, the liberal who kept going (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
GOP Chair Ed Cox to speak on Cuomo, the “Hamlet on the Shale” (Politics on the Hudson, 11/5/13)
Historic slate of women mayors headed for victory upstate (Politics on the Hudson, 11/5/13)
Adirondaks propositions, and other non-casino measures, pass easily (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
Upstate’s year of the female mayor (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
How Bill de Blasio’s nimble 2013 mayoral election campaign got Democratic Party back into Gracie Mansion (NY Daily News, 11/5/13)
‘He’s Obama’s friend’: Scenes from a de Blasio pre-victory rally (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
De Blasio is elected New York City mayor in landslide (New York Times, 11/5/13)
A judicial age limit stays put, and Cuomo gets his court (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
With suburban wins, Republicans see hope for 2014 (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
Landslide for New York liberal Bill de Blasio (Politico, 11/5/13)
Cuomo: Prop 1 passage is a ‘big win’ for taxpayers (Politics on the Hudson, 11/5/13)
New York is investigating advisers to pension funds (New York Times, 11/5/13)
Cuomo says he voted for ‘a Democratic candidate’ who he endorsed (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
Briefing: Cuomo robocalls for casinos, Working Families Party rises with de Blasio (Capital New York, 11/5/13)
Cuomo: de Blasio ‘will be a tremendous partner’ (Capitol Confidential, 11/5/13)
Ladies’ night upstate, de Blasio demolishes Lhota (Capitol Confidential, 11/5/13)
Referendums: Casino expansion yes, age boost for judges no (Capitol Confidential, 11/5/13)
Boxcars for Cuomo, or: Casino approval react-o-mat (Capitol Confidential, 11/5/13)
With Lhota, Giuliani accuses the de Blasio campaign of division and racism (Capital New York, 11/4/13)
The Giuliani deputy who helped de Blasio (Capital New York, 11/4/13)
De Blasio seeks mandate as Lhota hopes for upset (New York Times, 11/4/13)
Silver backs Duffy with glowing praise (Politics on the Hudson, 11/4/13)
Gov. Cuomo criticism of ‘double-dipping’ judges brings cries of hypocrisy (NY Daily News, 11/4/13)
Silver statement praises Duffy (Albany Times Union, 11/4/13)
Lt. Gov Duffy would welcome an inquiry that Silver won’t order (Capital New York, 11/4/13)
Cuomo calls to bid for casinos (Times Union, 11/4/13)
How many will vote on NY’s constitutional amendments? (Politics on the Hudson, 11/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Dem revenge against Cuomo (NY Post, 11/4/13)
Cuomo dialing voters, pushes NY casino proposition (Wall Street Journal, 11/4/13)
Judge looks at his deals (Albany Times Union, 11/4/13)
Grand jury will eye Working Families Party leaders: Special prosecutor (NY Daily News, 11/3/13)
In New York casino vote, a dance with temptation (New York Times, 11/2/13)
What Governor Cuomo’s dad said about gambling (New York Times, 11/1/13)
A pro-casino robocall that doesn’t mention casinos or gambling (Capital New York, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Cuomo backs Kathy Sheehan for Albany mayor (Capitol Confidential, 10/31/13)
Cuomo promises an ‘accountability year’ for legislators who don’t comply (Capital New York, 10/31/13)
Senator: Legislators should have to take Common Core test (Capital New York, 10/31/13)
Adjusting the Moreland script, Cuomo goes to war with former Senate allies (Capital New York, 10/31/13)
New York’s stop-and-frisk ruling blocked (LA Times, 10/31/13)
De Blasio praised on Wall Street even with plan to tax wealthy (Bloomberg, 10/31/13)
School groups criticize state plan to reduce testing (Capital New York, 10/31/13)
Cuomo, state senators continue sparring over Moreland Commission (Buffalo News, 10/30/13)
Working Families Party asks voters to reject one of its own (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
Oneida casino deal sent to state court (Albany Times-Union, 10/30/13)
Judge Kahn sends Cuomo’s Oneida Indian deal to trial court (Capitol Confidential, 10/30/13)
JCOPE leader ballot splits commission 9-5 (Albany Times-Union, 10/30/13)
On Council, de Blasio blended idealism with push for power (New York Times, 10/30/13)
Cuomo says de Blasio is ‘exactly right,’ about the pre-K part (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
Council coalition pushes for post-Quinn reforms (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
Rabbis on casinos: ‘Prevent this evil from happening’ (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
Cuomo’s hyper-local Prop. 1 strategy (State of Politics, 10/30/13)
Fracking fight shifts to liquified natural gas facilities (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
NY Republicans seek to block corruption panel subpoena (Bloomberg, 10/30/13)
Last debate: Lhota on harmful actions, de Blasio on the threat of inaction (Capital New York, 10/30/13)
GOP campaign committee seeks to quash Moreland panel subpoena (Capitol Confidential, 10/30/13)
Cuomo: Elections board is ‘gridlock by design’ (Capital New York, 10/29/13)
Ballot measure on judicial retirement age is said to divide Cuomo and top judge (New York Times, 10/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuomo targeted over fracking opposition (NY Post, 10/28/13)
Federal data problem affects state’s Obamacare website (Albany Times-Union, 10/27/13)
Cuomo: Education chief shouldn’t resign, though it’s not for him to say (Capital New York, 10/23/13)
Source: Cuomo and de Blasio may target Independent Democratic State Senators (Capital New York, 10/23/13)
Cuomo says he’s ‘linked’ to casino referendum (Capital New York, 10/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuomo fears he’s losing casino amendment gamble (New York Post, 10/21/13)
In a memo, judges share retirement-age talking points (Capital New York, 10/21/13)
OPINION: The Cuomo – de Blasio title fight (NY Daily News, 10/20/13)
Common Core forums back on, in a new format (Capital New York, 10/19/13)
Cuomo skips a gay-pride gala for the Al Smith dinner (Capital New York, 10/18/13)
In New York, O’Malley boosts de Blasio and tweaks Cuomo (Capital New York, 10/18/13)
O’Malley on fear of a millionares’ tax and the DREAM Act (Capital New York, 10/18/13)
Cuomo 2014 mail, today (Capital New York, 10/18/13)
Lawmakers call for education chief’s resignation (Capital New York, 10/17/13)
Casino referendum led gambling industry to spend richly in Albany (New York Times, 10/15/13)
Education commissioner: Call for Common Core moratorium a ‘distraction’ (Capital New York, 10/15/13)
Panel to investigate state Democratic Party (New York Times, 10/15/13)
GOPers eye Donald Trump for governor run (New York Post, 10/14/13)
A state inquiry is said to target job agencies (New York Times, 10/14/13)
Cuomo, a Democrat offers another broad denunciation of the shutdown (Capital New York, 10/14/13)
Governor’s crusade against corruption comes with too many asterisks (New York Times, 10/14/13)
Statue of Liberty reopens as other sites stay closed (New York Times, 10/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Will New York’s political watchdog pass the test? (New York Times, 10/13/13)
Judge to decide next week in casino referendum suit (New York Times, 10/11/13)
Has Cuomo squandered his Moreland moment? (Capital New York, 10/9/13)
Cuomo’s office is said to rein in ethics board he created (New York Times, 10/8/13)
Cuomo denounces Con Ed’s proposed rate increase (New York Times, 10/8/13)
Cuomo worried about tax-hike fight with de Blasio (NY Post, 10/7/13)
Study: Adding casinos bad bet (Times Union, 10/7/13)
Cuomo freezes new state contracts involving the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (NY Daily News, 10/7/13)
Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota pitch their political philosophies to African-American churches (NY Daily News, 10/6/13)
Sandy aid at risk, Bloomberg says, as long as shutdown continues (NY Daily News, 10/6/13)
COMMENTARY: A case of dueling tax committees (Times Union, 10/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Casino referendum just a fixed game (Times Union, 10/5/13)
Gov. Cuomo tax cut commission could clash with Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise hikes if elected mayor (NY Daily News, 10/3/13)
Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel stops at investigating his own Democratic party (NY Daily News, 10/3/13)
How New York state borrows $1 billion without asking you (Syracuse Post-Standard, 10/3/13)
OPINION: Pataki needs to reignite his tax efforts (NY Post, 10/3/13)
VIDEO: Dem Sen. Valesky says DC should take lesson from IDC-GOP coalition (Capitol Confidential, 10/3/13)
Cuomo touts MWBE success (Capitol Confidential, 10/3/13)
Cuomo welcomes antagonists Pataki, McCall to lead new panel on easing tax burden (Buffalo News, 10/2/13)
Business groups’ poll shows likely voters like casino referendum (Capitol Confidential, 10/2/13)
Cuomo’s way to find tax cuts: A commission (Capitol Confidential, 10/2/13)
Cuomo enlists Pataki and McCall to help with tax-cut plans (New York Times, 10/2/13)
No contribution limits for Casino Committee (NY State of Politics, 10/2/13)
Obamacare websites remain swamped with health insurance seekers (NY Daily News, 10/2/13)
OPINION: A ballot as loaded as dice (Times-Union, 10/2/13)
Cuomo forms a tax commission with old rivals, blasts ‘Washington’ (Capital New York, 10/2/13)
Suit filed against state’s casino expansion referendum (Buffalo News, 10/2/13)
Taxes, red tape snarl tourism, Senate panel told (Times Union, 10/2/13)
Cuomo projects $430M in gambling revenue (Newsday, 10/2/13)
NY National Guard furloughs 1500 civilians (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 10/2/13)
Cuomo enlists Pataki and McCall to help with tax-cut plans (New York Times, 10/2/13)
OPINION: Dealing New York a rotten hand (NY Daily News, 10/2/13)
Exclusive: Gov Cuomo to appoint George Pataki, Carl McCall to lead tax-cut task force (NY Daily News, 10/2/13)
OPINION: Cuomo’s controlling instincts (NY Daily News, 10/1/13)
New York State Health Dept. has heavy traffic on first day (New York Times, 10/1/13)
Lawsuit filed against Board of Elections over casino referendum language (Capitol Confidential, 10/1/13)
Lhota defends his transportation program, and his ties to David Koch (Capital New York, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

OPINION: Andrew Cuomo’s casino charade (NY Post, 9/30/13)
A casino ballot proposition that sells itself (Capital New York, 9/30/13)
Poll finds support for pro-gambling language in ballot amendment (WBFO, 9/30/13)
Majority back referendum to add casinos, poll finds (New York Times, 9/30/13)
Bloomberg says ‘it would be a sin’ to block health care reform now (Capital New York, 9/30/13)
De Blasio sees ‘openness’ from Cuomo on a pre-K tax (Capital New York, 9/30/13)
Human Rights Commission’s nominee is the ‘best’ — at being absent (NY Post, 9/30/13)
As casino vote nears, bishops warn of social risks (New York Times, 9/29/13)
Fiscal stress spreading in state (Times Union, 9/25/13)
Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission investigates Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hilkind, money paid by Maimonides Medical Center (NY Daily News, 9/25/13)
Scandals galore swirl around Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY Daily News, 9/24/13)
In Westchester, an early test for Cuomo’s gun control bill (Capital New York, 9/24/13)
After hints of guilty plea, lawmaker opts for trial (New York Times, 9/24/13)
Close friend of Speaker Silver charged in theft of more than $5M from charity he once headed (NY Daily News, 9/24/13)
OPINION: Silence of the sheep (NY Daily News, 9/24/13)
Cuomo believes anti-corruption commission can force politicians to give details on outside incomes (NY Daily News, 9/24/13)
Obama endorsed de Blasio in New York mayor’s race (New York Times, 9/23/13)
Gov. Cuomo urged to probe political gifts by Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and Verizon (NY Daily News, 9/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Silver, Skelos should show us the money (NY Post, 9/23/13)
Sources: Cuomo likely to endorse Suozzi over Mangano (City&State, 9/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov.Cuomo’s odd alliance to stop Democrat (NY Post, 9/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Where bettors go to lose, some doubts (New York Times, 9/23/13)
Law firm that employs Senate co-leader Dean Skelos suing state (NY Daily News, 9/23/13)
EDITORIAL: New York legisaltors’ secret income (New York Times, 9/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Cuomo’s odd alliance to stop Democrat (NY Post, 9/23/13)
OPINION: Scurrying for cover (NY Daily News, 9/21/13)
Former Lobbying Commission head uses ethnic slur to refer to Gov. Cuomo (Daily Politics, 9/20/13)
Gov Cuomo snags another member of Team Bloomberg for his administration (Daily Politics, 9/20/13)
Attorneys say state lawmakers won’t give additional info on outside incomes to Corruption Commission (NY1, 9/20/13)
Moreland: NY lawmakers’ disclosure refusal ‘legally indefensible, ethically repugnant’ (Daily Politics, 9/20/13)
Senate and Assembly leaders refuse to disclose details about outside jobs to Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission (NY Daily News, 9/20/13)
Cuomo names new transparency staffers (Capitol Confidential, 9/20/13)
Legislature to Moreland panel: We’ve disclosed already, thanks (Capitol Confidential, 9/20/13)
NY Assembly, Senate: ‘Separation of powers’ prevents Moreland from demanding info (Daily Politics, 9/20/13)
Cuomo, too, wonders about Preet’s pension plan (Capitol Confidential, 9/19/13)
OPINION: Retire these payouts (NY Daily News, 9/19/13)
Preet Bharara hopes for more muckraking in Albany (Capital New York, 9/18/13)
Gov. Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge tourism boost did not include overnight stays (Daily Politics, 9/18/13)
EDITORIAL: End pensions for convict pols (New York Post, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: US Attorney’s proposal renews debate over seizing public pensions from elected officials (NY1, 9/18/13)
Cuomo weighs pay panel for management/confidential employees (Albany Times Union, 9/18/13)
Cuomo closer to Lhota on key issues (New York Post, 9/18/13)
Seizing state pensions of crooked pols is tough task (Albany Times Union, 9/18/13)
Conservatives urge ‘no’ on gambling referendum (Capitol Confidential, 9/18/13)
EDITORIAL: US attorney seeks justice for New York taxpayers (The Journal News, 9/18/13)
New rules could strip pensions from politicians convicted of corruption (New York Times, 9/17/13)
Bharara says pensions of corrupt officials should be tapped (Capitol Confidential, 9/17/13)
Prosecutor calls state corruption ‘rampant’ (AP, 9/17/13)
The compatibility of Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo (Capital New York, 9/17/13)
OPINION: Cuomo seeks, legislators hide; Will Silver and Skelos force an ethics showdown? (NY Daily News, 9/17/13)
Thompson to announce plans at 11, after Cuomo brokers an end to the primary (Capital New York, 9/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuomo and de Blasio wouldn’t get along (NY Post, 9/16/13)
A display of Democratic unity as Thompson cedes to de Blasio (New York Times, 9/16/13)
VIDEO: As Thompson exits, Cuomo looks ahead (New York Times, 9/16/13)
Cuomo and de Blasio cheer a Thompson concession (Capital New York, 9/16/13)
After his ‘racist’ remark, Bloomberg pledges again to stay out of NYC mayoral race (Capital New York, 9/16/13)
Six key Thompson supporters switch, after meeting with de Blasio (Capital New York, 9/16/13)
Brooklyn pol William Boyland Jr expected to plead guilty: Feds (NY Daily News, 9/16/13)
Politico plans for New York are drawing some doubt (New York Times, 9/15/13)
Conservative Party open to ‘Crazy Carl’ running for governor in 2014 (NY Daily News, 9/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Spinning a ballot measure on gambling (New York Times, 9/12/13)
Ballot measure on casinos will have a positive slant (New York Times, 9/11/13)
A union adjusts to the new NYC Democratic power structure (Capital New York, 9/11/13)
Industry is angered over boat trade show move by Cuomo (New York Times, 9/9/13)
Anti-corruption panel tells state legislators to disclose outside work and clients (New York Times, 9/6/13)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his pals lawyer up (NY Daily News, 9/2/13)

AUGUST 2013

EDITORIAL: New York’s living wilderness (New York Times, 8/31/13)
Now that upstaters want it, will Cuomo sign a transit lockbox bill? (Capital New York, 8/30/13)
Gov. Cuomo: Schools that fail deserve the ‘death penalty’ (NY Daily News, 8/30/13)
Business leaders’ committee that backed Cuomo finishes its business and shuts down (New York Times, 8/30/13)
Gov. Cuomo’s anti-corruption panel can even investigate him (NY Daily News, 8/29/13)
DeBlasio: Support for tax on rich will ‘bubble up’ to Albany (Capital New York, 8/29/13)
Obstacles seen for de Blasio’s preschools plan (New York Times, 8/28/13)
Bloomberg’s anti-recall donations are a big deal in Colorado (Capital New York, 8/28/13)
Albany pols push for ban on gay ‘conversion’ therapy for teens, citing new NJ law (NY Daily News, 8/21/13)
Nonprofits are balking at law on disclosing political donors (New York Times, 8/20/13)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t join President Obama on Syracuse road trip (AP, 8/19/13)
COMMENTARY: African-American Democrats in effort to turn black voters off Spitzer in comptroller race (NY Post, 8/19/13)
OPINION: Obama in NY (NY Post, 8/19/13)
Anti-corruption commission executive director’s book promotion raising eyebrows (Daily Politics, 8/19/13)
When it comes to New York wines, the governor likes them all (New York Times, 8/14/13)
State legislators cut back on per diem expenses (Poughkeepsie Journal, 8/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Subpoenas for Albany (New York Times, 8/13/13)
Judge says New York’s ‘stop and frisk’ law unconstitutional (Washington Post, 8/12/13)
Spitzer foe looks good to gov; May back Scott to halt debacle (NY Post, 8/12/13)
Spitzer and Stringer both attack, over Albany and term limits (Capital New York, 8/12/13)
Poll shows modest rise in Cuomo’s popularity (New York Times, 8/12/13)
Attorney General investigating New York power-broker (New York Times, 8/12/13)
Report: Mayor Bloomberg ‘detests’ New York Times (Huff Post New York, 8/11/13)
Sheldon Silver goes out of his way to bank frequent-flier miles — and you pay for it (NY Post, 8/11/13)
Gov Cuomo’s long-time city developer donor got more generous when it stood to get $35M in tax breaks (NY Daily News, 8/10/13)
Bon Jovi state fair concert axed ahead of private performance for Cuomo (NY Daily News, 8/9/13)
Gov. Cuomo got $100K from developer, then signed law giving it big tax breaks (NY Daily News, 8/9/13)
OPINION: Silver must go (NY Daily News, 8/9/13)
Two firms accused of using political ties to bilk Medicaid (New York Times, 8/9/13)
NY State lags on firing workers who abuse disabled patients (New York Times, 8/8/13)
Comptroller faults NY Power Authority for having plane (AP, 8/8/13)
State ethics panel opens an inquiry into a sexual harassment cover-up (New York Times, 8/7/13)
Cuomo hires writer, moves book ahead (Wall Street Journal, 8/7/13)
Can stay-at-home Governor Andrew Cuomo go national? (BuzzFeed Politics, 8/7/13)
State Ethics Panel opens an inquiry into a sexual harassment cover-up (New York Times, 8/7/13)
Many mayoral candidates have been what Bloomberg is not: Close to Cuomo (New York Times, 8/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov’s new course takes ‘center’ stage (NY Post, 8/5/13)
Tax cheats about to lose their driver’s licenses (NY Post, 8/5/13)
Lawmakers drag feet on food-stamp reform after Post reveals welfare misuse (NY Post, 8/4/13)

JULY 2013

OPINION: Silver’s fox in henhouse (NY Daily News, 7/29/13)
The executive director of Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission was sued 17 times (NY Daily News, 7/29/13)
Cuomo signs law banning shark fin sales (New York Times, 7/26/13)
OPINION: End the madness, gov (NY Daily News, 7/26/13)
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver under fire for keeping Bill Collins on payroll after alleged sexual harassment mishandling (NY Daily News, 7/26/13)
Upstate leaders warn: ‘We don’t want to be Detroit’ (Democrat and Chronicle, 7/24/13)
GOP attacks Silver for latest harassment revelation (Capitol Confidential, 7/24/13)
Ending long battle, Cuomo agrees to plan to house mentally ill (New York Times, 7/23/13)
Assembly lawyer to step down over failure to investigate sex harassment claims (New York Times, 7/23/13)
$500G spent on abortion law ads (Albany Times Union, 7/22/13)
Cuomo promotes Adirondacks by taking Bloomberg on a wet ride (New York Times, 7/22/13)
Common Cause says Moreland should look at frackers (Capitol Confidential, 7/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Saint Cuomo (NY Post, 7/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Shel’s belles bucking (NY Post, 7/22/13)
Cuomo no CBS: Spitzer, Weiner are ‘political theater’ (Capitol Confidential, 7/22/13)
Andy defends anti-corruption ad buy (NY Post, 7/20/13)
Cuomo’s flood authority (Capitol Confidential, 7/18/13)
Gov. Cuomo’s ad for anti-corruption Moreland Commission criticized by former public advocate Mark Green (New York Daily News, 7/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Mr. Cuomo’s words, deeds (Albany Times-Union, 7/17/13)
In worst-govs report, CREW razzes Cuomo as a ’sideshow’ (Capitol Confidential, 7/17/13)
You say ‘loophole,’ I say ‘law’ — let’s call the whole thing off (Capitol Confidential, 7/17/13)
Without special session, Cuomo will send $16M to flood victims (Capitol Confidential, 7/17/13)
NYS Dems respond to CREW worst-govs report (Capitol Confidential, 7/17/13)
VIDEO: In TV ad, Cuomo vows to clean up corruption (New York Times, 7/17/13)
Gov Cuomo dismisses criticism that he is taking advantage of campaign finance law loopholes (NY Daily News, 7/17/13)
Cuomo would rather keep legislators out of this (Capitol Confidential, 7/16/13)
Samuels: Cuomo is hurting CampFin effort (Capitol Confidential, 7/16/13)
Some context: Cuomo breaks soft money record (Capitol Confidential, 7/16/13)
With trademark bombast, Paladino returns on a smaller stage (New York Times, 7/14/13)
Fund-raising for Cuomo going strong (New York Times, 7/12/13)
Lever voting machines and new runoff date are approved by Cuomo (New York Times, 7/9/13)
OPINION: Balancing books: Spitzer’s weakness; A closer look at his fiscal record as NY gov (NY Daily News, 7/9/13)
Talking with Spitzer about his decision to return to politics (New York Times, 7/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Cuomo – How we will clean up Albany (NY Daily News, 7/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov’s corruption-busting just an ‘Act’ (NY Post, 7/8/13)
Five years after scandal, Eliot Spitzer announces new run for office in New York (Washington Post,7/8/13)
Eliot Spitzer looks for political redemption in NYC (Washington Post, 7/8/13)
Spitzer rejoins politics, asking for forgiveness (New York Times, 7/7/13)
In Nassau County, an influx of Democrats threatens a GOP stronghold (New York Times, 7/7/13)
Bronx DA, a member of Cuomo’s corruption commission, did not report donors during run for re-election (NY Daily News, 7/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Fed up with Legislature’s dithering, Cuomo takes on culture of corruption (Buffalo News, 7/5/13)
OPINION: Sunshine for Shelly (NY Daily News, 7/5/13)
Cuomo aide turns Wall Street hammer (Politico, 7/5/13)
Five anti-corruption panel commissioners have campaign filing violations, records show (Daily Politics, 7/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Investigation panel must be diligent (Post Star, 7/4/13)
67 bills await Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval (WGRZ, 7/4/13)
Cuomo convenes anti-corruption commission (Wall Street Journal, 7/3/13)
71 bills on Cuomo’s desk (Capitol Confidential, 7/3/13)
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon may be a $6M man, financial disclosure says (NY Daily News,7/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Bold move to unearth political corruption (Albany Times Union, 7/3/13)
OPINION: Gov. Cuomo’s Moreland Commission has a huge job to do (NY Daily News, 7/3/13)
VIDEO: Moreland Commission and, uh, more (Capitol Confidential, 7/3/13)
Finally, Cuomo gives some power to Schneiderman (Capitol Confidential, 7/2/13)
EDITORIAL: The governor gets tough (Albany Times Union, 7/2/13)
Executive Order: What can the Moreland panel do? (Capitol Confidential, 7/2/13)
Cuomo announces his Moreland Commission, explains the difference between Salem and Albany(Capital New York, 7/2/13)
Cuomo assembles a corruption-hunting party (Capital New York, 7/2/13)
Power probers in gov’s graft hunt: Cuomo appoints ‘top flight’ prosecutors to 25-member panel to investigate political corruption in Albany (NY Post, 7/2/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP Chair: Cuomo’s tax troubles (NY Post, 7/2/13)
AUDIO: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo appoints Moreland Commission to investigate public corruption(WAMC, 7/2/13)
Andrew Cuomo names team to investigate corruption (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 7/2/13)
Cuomo creates special commission to investigate corrupt elected officials (New York Times, 7/2/13)
NY GOP chair: Cuomo’s Albany corruption commission not enough (Syracuse Post-Standard,7/2/13)
Cuomo, Schneiderman detail ‘broad and sweeping’ investigative panel (Capitol Confidential, 7/2/13)
Cuomo goes after corrupt NY pols with commission to probe lawmakers, election board (NY Daily News, 7/2/13)
Gov. Cuomo to create special anti-corruption commission focusing on campaign finance laws (NY Daily News, 7/2/13)
Public corruption targeted as Cuomo unveils statewide panel in Buffalo visit (Buffalo News, 7/2/13)
Consulting firm that employs former top aide to Mario Cuomo under fire from Gov. Cuomo commission (NY Daily News, 7/1/13)
Civil service: State managers want Gov. Cuomo to sign bill that could end five-year wait for pay raises (NY Daily News, 7/1/13)
Medical patients, Albany at odds over pot use (Times Herald-Record, 7/1/13)
Cuomo: Moreland commission will have free rein (Capitol Confidential, 7/1/13)
State GOP chairman questions START-UP program (Albany Times-Union, 7/1/13)
How Andrew Cuomo is trying to capitalize on gay marriage (National Journal, 7/1/13)
Dean Skelos warns Cuomo against political ‘witch hunt’ (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 7/1/13)
GOP fires first on Moreland issue (Albany Times-Union, 7/1/13)
Skelos says ‘witch hunt’ Moreland panel would be ‘inappropriate’ (Capitol Confidential, 7/1/13)
Cox: START-UP NY’s ‘marginal’ benefits don’t go far enough (Capitol Confidential, 7/1/13)

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