The focus of New York politics shifts to Denver this week (and next) as the candidates for President have their made-for-TV conventions.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Most of New York’s political elite is there, too.
361New Yorkers are delegates to the convention.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Only two of them are named Clinton, though one of the two will get more attention than the other 360.
So the Senate on Friday approved a cap on your school property taxes.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The Governor wants it badly.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In our roundup of the day’s news from elsewhere, we’ll see whether he .. and you .. might get it.
The State Senate’s back at work today, trying to head off your anger over high taxes and the Governor’s demand for a tax cap.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It’s the top story in our roundup of the day’s statewide news.
Our roundup of news from around the state focuses today on Topic One in Albany: Governor Paterson’s demands for deep budget cuts to head off what he says is a crisis.
No news is all bad.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Take the state budget mess, for instance.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The moment Gov. Paterson declared it a “crisis”, his poll numbers shot up.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That story tops our daily roundup of news from around the state.
State lawmakers come back to Albany at the end of the week to take up the Governor’s call for big budget cuts.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That story tops our daily roundup of news you need to know from around the state.
The talk’s continuing about how to fill the deficit that Gov. Paterson identified this week.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â But Paterson himself was off on a speaking tour, pressing wider issues and delivering some punchy one-liners.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That story tops our roundup of news from elsewhere.
Governor David Paterson took a bold step this week.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He declared the state to be in a recession, with its budget falling deeper into a dark pit of debt.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He challenged — nicely — state lawmakers to match the cuts he was making.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â How’s his message going over?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â That’s the main story in our roundup of news from elsewhere today.
Governor David Paterson tonight makes the most significant speech of his short tenure.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He’s confronting a crisis in the state budget and will say the money’s just not there to do everything that was planned.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â His warning:Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â hard times are coming, particularly for state employees.
Atop our roundup of news from around the state is word that the Governor wants to have a talk with all of us.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And the news isn’t good.