REACTION TO PASSAGE OF “TIER SIX” PENSION PLAN FOR STATE WORKERS

Organized labor threatens to drop support of liberals! Statement from CSEA President Danny Donohue: “CSEA will immediately suspend all state political endorsements and contributions. This unprecedented action is a direct result of the political deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislative leadership, Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats, trading the future retirement security of […]

Governor Announces Budget, says He’ll Leverage $5 Billion for the TZ Bridge, and Create Thousands of Jobs Overall in Hudson Valley

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to the City of Yonkers in Westchester County on Wednesday to outline his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan. The governor claims his budget closes the current $2 billion budget deficit with no new taxes or new fees. He says it will provide “sweeping” mandate relief and pension reform that […]

CUOMO AND LEGISLATURE APPOINT MEMBERS TO ETHICS COMMISSION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders this week announced their appointments to the new Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).¬†JCOPE is an independent enforcement unit with broad oversight of New York State government. The Commission has robust enforcement powers to investigate violations of law and financial disclosure requirements for all elected officials and their […]

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