New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to break the connection between cash and politics that’s led to corruption in Albany for decades, and he says public financing of election campaigns is the solution.
Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. congressman who resigned in 2011 over lewd online behavior, hired a campaign manager and is likely to announce his run for New York mayor next week, according to Politico.
Anyone clicking on the website christinequinn.com for information about the leading New York mayoral candidate might be surprised to see her characterized as a paranoid “political hack” who “runs a shell game.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented an executive budget as more than $1 billion in unexpected revenue from personal-income taxes, corporate levies and audits helped balance his final spending plan.
– New York City plans to raise the age to buy cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products to 21 from 18, making it the first major U.S. city to lift the minimum age above 19, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said.
Joseph Lhota was Rudy Giuliani’s deputy on Sept. 11 and head of the agency that brought back the subways after Hurricane Sandy. He says that makes him the most qualified candidate to keep New York City from reverting to the days of crime and dysfunction.
Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. congressman who resigned in 2011 after engaging in lewd online behavior, is running second among Democratic candidates for mayor of New York even though he hasn’t entered the race, a Marist College poll showed.