COMMENTARY: In Taking on Trump, Cuomo So Far Has the Weaker Hand
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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ALBANY, NY — March 2, 2020 — The ongoing headbutt-fest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump shows every indication of being hugely and grotesquely entertaining. The problem is that so much is at stake, we can’t afford to laugh. Part of the spectator interest is the temperamental similarity between the two men. Don’t get me wrong: Cuomo on his …

Richard BrodskyCOMMENTARY: In Taking on Trump, Cuomo So Far Has the Weaker Hand
By RICHARD BRODSKY

COMMENTARY: Five Takeaways From the Impeachment of Donald Trump
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 23, 2020 — The impeachment and trial of Donald Trump has come and gone. In an age of instantaneous news and opinion, that’s not surprising. But now’s the time to reflect and see if anyone learned anything. The first lesson is that being a vile person, and a serial liar, are not grounds for conviction …

Richard BrodskyCOMMENTARY: Five Takeaways From the Impeachment of Donald Trump
By RICHARD BRODSKY

COMMENTARY: Stop the Hand-Wringing; Primaries Can Be A Long Process
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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ALBANY, NY — February 16, 2020 — In 1972 I worked as an advance man for Maine Sen. Ed Muskie in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. He was the electable, moderate candidate, the consensus choice to take on Richard Nixon. Among my tasks was to set up a rally outside the offices of the Manchester Union Leader run by William …

Richard BrodskyCOMMENTARY: Stop the Hand-Wringing; Primaries Can Be A Long Process
By RICHARD BRODSKY

COMMENTARY: The Hard Truths About Healthcare in Upstate New York
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 10, 2020 — Let us now praise the Albany truth tellers. First among them is  Gary Fitzgerald, who heads the organization of upstate health care providers. Health care upstate is in big trouble. Consider: 85 percent of upstate hospitals operate at a loss. Thousands of jobs for doctors and nurses are unfilled.  Upstate patients are …

eHeziCOMMENTARY: The Hard Truths About Healthcare in Upstate New York
By RICHARD BRODSKY

COMMENTARY: A Healthy Democracy Needs Engaged Citizen-Activists
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — February 4, 2020 — One of the most attractive things about the politics of Albany is the vast infrastructure of individual citizens and organizations battling for what they think is right. Spend some time at the Capitol on a Tuesday when thousands of real people show up to make sure that legislators hear them and act …

Richard BrodskyCOMMENTARY: A Healthy Democracy Needs Engaged Citizen-Activists
By RICHARD BRODSKY

Two of New York’s Sacred Cows are About to Lock Horns
By RICHARD BRODSKY

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — January 26, 2020 —What’s different about this year’s budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nothing to do with the size of the looming $6 billion budget gap. Albany has successfully wrestled with larger gaps often. The problem is that for the first time we’re headed for a collision between the two sacred cows of state …

Richard BrodskyTwo of New York’s Sacred Cows are About to Lock Horns
By RICHARD BRODSKY

Riverkeeper Reacts to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 Executive Budget
By CLIFF WEATHERS

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ALBANY, NY and OSSINING, NY — January 22, 2020 — New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released the 2020 Executive Budget proposal yesterday afternoon at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. In the address, the Governor outlined a bold environmentally focused budget that could have a positive effect on New York’s waterways, if implemented. Riverkeeper’s Legislative Advocacy Manager, …

eHeziRiverkeeper Reacts to Governor Cuomo’s 2020 Executive Budget
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New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica Jr., on the Lack of Consensus with the State Legislature on Revenue Estimates

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ALBANY, NY — March 3, 2019 — “The Governor has said that the challenge for this budget is dealing with the fiscal realities of revenue shortfalls and an unstable economy. At our revenue forecasting conference, independent nationally recognized economists, including those invited by the Legislature, warned of a slowing economy. The Federal SALT tax changes are hurting our economy and limiting our …

eHeziNew York State Budget Director Robert Mujica Jr., on the Lack of Consensus with the State Legislature on Revenue Estimates