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Sen. Flanagan

It’s hard to stand out in a crowd.  It’s hard to be noticed. In order to do that, you really have to be good – not just a little bit better than the people around you, but a lot better. 475 more words

New York State Senate

A New World in the Assembly

For 20 years, Sheldon Silver ran the Assembly in a way that was competent, but also aloof and autocratic. He was firmly in charge. Everything had to come through him. 469 more words

Andrew Cuomo

Halcyon Days

Everybody has moments of mania.

Take us. It would be easy for us to get worked up about the following passage in a WSJ article today. 757 more words

Andrew Cuomo

SHOCKER: Democrats in New York reject Ethics Reform Measures

Hat Tip Bullets First. 

Surprise DemocRats in Albany vote to keep corruption intact in the state of New York.


So anyone who has read Bullets First with any regularity knows how I feel about the Empire State, it’s corrupt bottom feeding politicians and it’s rules for thee not for thee mentality of the intelligentsia therein. 408 more words

Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget Negotiations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State budget negotiations have traditionally included three men in a room. It expanded to four in recent years, as the leader of the Senate independent Democratic conference has been included. 113 more words


Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — From his use of Twitter to a so-called “perp walk” that consisted of a car ride, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 491 more words


State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case Controversy

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.

The issue got increasing attention following last year’s death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black Staten Island man who got into a videotaped confrontation with white police officers. 611 more words