The Weekend That Was
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers to protect themselves from home repair scam artists, who will try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who suffered property damage from Sandy.
Hillary Clinton has asked key members of her fundraising and support group in the Irish American community to accompany her to Ireland next week – an unprecedented move seen as a sign she’s running for president in 2016.
Frank Bruni wants Clinton and her husband to do more for the battle for marriage equality.
For the first time since she became a senator, US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand can take an extended break from the campaign trail. She has quickly grown from a relative unknown to a political force in New York.
Many tax experts say any final fiscal cliff deal is likely to extract far less in new taxes than President Obama’s goal of $1.6 trillion.
About 25 percent of New York’s local governments have indicated that they may override the property-tax cap in 2013 — up from 19 percent at this same time last year.
To wit: The Mount Pleasant Town Board unanimously voted this week to override the state-imposed tax cap, adding the municipality to a growing list of communities expected to ignore the mandate.
As Cuomo and Bloomberg competed for the spotlight after Sandy, two sources say a state elected official was “was roundly rebuked by an aide to the governor for turning up at a storm-related event with the mayor.” (The Cuomo administration denies this).
“There will be no more wooden boardwalks in Rockaway or anywhere else,” said Bloomberg, who has been trying to replace the Coney Island and Rockaways boardwalks with sturdier materials for years.
Several Staten Island elected officials have rethought their opposition to FEMA trailers for Sandy victims.
Joye Brown believes Cuomo “lacks urgency” when it comes to LIPA.
Another departure from the embattled utility, this time by Board Chairman Howard Steinberg.
New York’s future with — or without — hydraulic fracturing could finally begin to take shape over the next three months.
The Daily News employs the dreaded “Hamlet on the Hudson” phrase in describing Cuomo’s fracking decision delay.
The NYT keeps the pressure on Cuomo to “match the acclaim he achieved by getting same-sex marriage approved” in New York by pushing a campaign finance reform bill through the Legislature.
Mike Gormley on the ongoing battle for control of the state Senate: “(W)hether its plot mirrors the productive, if messy, politics portrayed in ‘Lincoln’ or the gangland of ‘Lord of the Flies’ won’t be clear for weeks.”
Deadline Hollywood reports convicted murderer Christopher Porco will be portrayed by Matt Barr in a Lifetime network flick about him killing his father and disfiguring his mother in an ax attack.
Half of New York State’s school superintendents think their school districts will run out of money within four years, and 70 percent believe they will not be able to fund required programs within the same period.
Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.
State education department have informed school districts there will be enough time to receive approval if their teacher evaluation plans are filed by Dec. 1. The official deadline is Jan. 17, or districts risk losing a 4 percent aid increase.
The conviction and subsequent imprisonment of ex-Sen. Vincent Leibell left a power vacuum in Putnam County GOP politics. Others have stepped in to fill that hole, including Sen. Greg Ball.
After her re-election this November, Rep. Louise Slaughter is keeping her position as ranking Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee.
Federal prosecutors are questioning Sandy Annabi’s self-professed addiction to Xanax and said any decision on the former Yonkers councilwoman’s request for drug treatment is best left to prison officials after she is jailed on her corruption conviction.
Former President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for a lingering cough related to bronchitis.
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