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Photo courtesy of Rob Astorino's office
Photo courtesy of Rob Astorino's office

Astorino brings gubernatorial challenge to the North Country

Last month, Rob Astorino announced his campaign to unseat Andrew Cuomo in the coming race for governor. The Republican candidate faces obvious challenges: lack of name recognition, Cuomo's high approval ratings and the governor's huge campaign fund. But Astorino brings his own kind of impressive track record. He recently won a second term as Westchester County executive by a wide margin, in a county that has more Democrats than Republicans.

Astorino has seven months to get his name out there and get voters on his side, which means a lot of handshaking and a lot of conversations Yesterday he came to Franklin County, kicking the morning off in North Bangor.  Go to full article

Lawmakers beat the NYS budget deadline

Lawmakers hustled to finish work on the nearly $140 billion dollar state budget before the midnight deadline. It provides tax relief for homeowners and businesses, and expands pre-K statewide.

But the spending plan is not without some controversy.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo delivering his fourth annual budget address in Albany Jan. 21. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office.
Gov. Cuomo delivering his fourth annual budget address in Albany Jan. 21. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office.

Does the budget map Cuomo's campaign trail?

Governor Cuomo faces the voters in November. His budget plan, with many of the major initiatives phased in over the next few years, can be viewed as a blueprint for the governor's own re-election.

Any of the major components in Governor Cuomo's budget, including universal pre-kindergarten and business tax cuts, take three to four years to be fully phased in. Even the property tax freeze is a multi- year proposal.

Implicit in the plan's success is that Cuomo remains governor for the next few years to carry out all of the proposals.  Go to full article
GOP Chair Ed Cox. Photo: NYS GOP
GOP Chair Ed Cox. Photo: NYS GOP

GOP's Cox naming no names for governor in 2014

The primaries are over and the general election in November is still weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon - 2014 -- and the statewide elections.

State GOP Chairman Ed Cox says he's working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo. He wouldn't name names, but he says there's plenty of interest.  Go to full article

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