John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York’s next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
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.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s seven-round limit on magazines sold in New York will be suspended “indefinitely” by a measure in his $136.5 billion budget set to be passed this week, Dean Skelos, a Senate majority leader said.
Long Beach, the Long Island shore town still reeling almost six months after Hurricane Sandy, is poised to be the first New York city in three years to get permission to sell debt to fill a spending gap.