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ILLUSTRATIVE REPORTING IN 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
& ON STATE BUDGET

January 3, 2019
"Cuomo says he wasn't bullying the Legislature with threat of investigations,
it's just 'good government
'"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

January 4, 2019
"Tish James' anti-Trump crusade lets corrupt NY pols off the hook"
New York Post (Jonathan Tobin)

January 5, 2019
"Skoufis hires Agnostikis as investigations aide"
Times Herald-Record

January 6, 2019
"New year in Albany sees Dems skirmish"
Times Herald Record (editorial)

January 6, 2019
"There's hell to pay:
Some state lawmakers not thrilled with process to boost wages"
Watertown Daily Times (editorial)

January 6, 2019
"New year in Albany sees Dems skirmish"
Times Herald Record (editorial)

January 6, 2019
"State Street: N.Y. Lawmakers Seek Their Turn in Spotlight"
Wall Street Journal (Jimmy Vielkind)

January 8, 2019
"Democrats Now Control Albany. 
How Will They Handle 5 Key Issues?
"
New York Times (Vivian Wang)

January 10, 2019
"'Investigations battle' talk shows need for independent probes"
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (editorial)

January 17, 2019
"Skoufis, Abinanti squabble with Cuomo over new roles in probing government misdeeds"
Gannett/Journal News (Nancy Cutler)

January 15, 2019
"Cuomo unveils a new budget for a new Democratic era"
City & State (Zach Williams)

January 18, 2019
"15 Notable Proposals Not in the Governor

January 23, 2019 ***
"Think lawmakers have a say in the state budget?  Think again"
City & State (Zach Williams)

January 25, 2019
"Lovett To Depart Daily News"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

January 27, 2019
"Capital Watch: Glass ceiling in Albany gets cracked open"
AP (Chris Carola)

February 11, 2019
Livingston County News

February 18, 2019
"Goodbye and Farewell: Reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capital"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)    
 
WAMC -- with David Gustina

March 4, 2019
"Senate Dem Leader Say Cuomo used pay raise to gain leverage in budget talks"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan) 

March 7, 2019
"Seatbelts Required in the Back Seat? 
This and Other Surprises in Cuomo's Budget"
New York Times (Vivian Wang)

March 10, 2019
"State Legislature pushing to revamp embattled ethics board"
Newsday (Mike Gormley)

March 10, 2019
"Clock ticking for state lawmakers to reach budget deal"
AP (Chris Carola)

March 14, 2019
"State Comptroller on Bullying, Billionnaires & the Budget"
(Max & Murphy

March 14, 2019
"Why Governor Cuomo didn't take questions from reporters during two recent trips"
WKBW (Ali Touhey)

March 14, 2019
"Outside income report signals tough choice for some state legislators"
Legislative Gazette (Ben Goldman)

March 15, 2019 
Legislative Gazette #1911

March 15, 2019
"Inside the NY budget 'mothership'"
Oswegeo County News Now (Seth Wallace)

March 16, 2019
"How to Challenge Albany's Corrupt Culture" (editorial)

March 18, 2019
"3 Young Lawmakers Share a Progressive Vision, and a 7-Room Apartment"
(Vivian Wang)

March 29, 2019

"The Budget New York Needs"  (editorial)

March 31, 2019
"New York State Budget Deal Brings Congestion Pricing,
Plastic Bag Ban and Mansion Tax
"
(Jesse McKinley, Vivian Wang)

March 17, 2019
"Push comes to budge:
Daily News (editorial)

March 18, 2019
"Capitol Watch: Will State Budget Be Late?"
Associated Press   US News & World Report  (David Klepper)

March 18, 2019
"Pass this one, too"
The Leader-Herald

March 18, 2019
"Three Young Lawmakers Share a Progressive Vision, and a 7-Room Apartment"
New York Times (Vivian Wang)

March 18, 2019
"Making sense of the legislative pecking order"
City & State (Zach Williams)

March 19, 2019
"Budget process wrong place for policy"
Niagara Gazette (editorial)

March 20, 2019
"Joseph Griffo appointed to budget conference committee, process remains rocky"
Watertown Daily Times (Abraham Kenmore)

March 20, 2019
"New York lawmakers open to campaign finance reform
and limiting influence of big money
"
Daily News (Denis Slattery)

March 27, 2019
"New York State Budget Deadline" What May Be Included"
CNY.COM (Parker Tully)

March 27, 2019
"NY state lawmakers slam Cuomo over fancy Fifth Ave.
fundraiser weeks before the budget"

NY Post (Denis Slattery)

March 27, 2019
"A budget must-do list"
Albany Times Union (editorial)

March 27, 2019
"Budget process painfully familiar"
Daily Gazette (Sara Foss)

March 27, 2019
"Budget concensus take shape as details are hammered out"
Albany Times Union (David Lombardo)

March 28, 2019
"Cuomo's Budget Priority Balancing Act"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)

March 28, 2019
"In Albany, 'timely' is a matter of debate"
Politico (Bill Mahoney)

March 28, 2019
"New deal emerges in state budget talks as big-ticket items await resolution"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

March 29, 2019
"Key Issues to Watch as New State Budget if Finalized"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)

March 29, 2019
"All Eyes On Albany As Democrats' State Budget Comes Together"
Gothamist

March 29, 2019
"The Budget New York Needs"
New York Times (editorial)

March 29, 2019
"New York Lawmakers Say Budget Deal Is Near"
WAMC  (Karen DeWitt)

March 30, 2019
"Albany lawmakers finalizing last-minute deals for on-time budget"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)

March 30, 2019
"Tensions simmer in New York's ruling party"
Niagara Gazette (Joe Mahoney)

March 31, 2019 Governor's Press Release

March 31, 2019
"Cuomo and state lawmakers reach last-minute agreement on budget plan"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)

March 31, 2019
"Cuomo, lawmakers reach $175.5 billion budget deal"
City & State (Zach Williams)

March 31, 2019
"Cuomo, legislative leaders reach agreement on $175 B NY state budget"
The Citizen-Auburnpub.com (Robert Harding)

March 31, 2019
"New York State Budget Deal Reached"
WAMC  (Lucas Willard)

March 31, 2019
"New York Agrees to Congestion Pricing, Mansion Tax,
and Plastic Bag Ban in $175B Budget Deal
"
New York Times (Jesse McKinley, Vivian Wang)  & here

March 31, 2019
"New York State budget deal reached: Everything you need to know"
Democrat & Chronicle-Gannett (Joseph Spector)

April 1, 2019
"Democratic Rift over NY Budget as Progressive Backlash Grows"
New York Times (Jesse McKinley, Vivian Wang)

April 1, 2019
"Legislative session, innovative, familiar"
Times Herald-Record (editorial)

March 31, 2019
"Cuomo, legislative leaders reach agreement on state budget"
Newsday  (Yancey Roy, Michael Gormley)

April 1, 2019
"Cha-ching! Cuomo to become highest paid governor in the nation"
New York Daily News (Denis Slattery)

April 1, 2019
"State lawmakers give Andrew Cuomo a big pay raise"
New York Post (Mark Moore)

April 1, 2019
"Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree to $175.5 Billion Budget with Congestion Pricing, Criminal Justice Reform, and Commitment to Public Campaign Financing"
Gotham Gazette (Ben Max)

April 1, 2019
"Cuomo, lawmakers secure raises in the budget process"
Times Union (David Lombardo)

April 1, 2019
"No joke.  Legislature agrees to give Cuomo a 40 percent salary bump"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)
 
April 1, 2019
"North Country state senators critical of the state budget"
North Country NOW

April 1, 2019
"Cuomo to become nation's highest paid governor"
WNYT.com/Channel 13  AP    FOX

April 1, 2019
"Cuomo Gets Big Pay Raise In Special Midnight Session By State Legislature"
Harrison Daily Voice (Zak Failla)

April 1, 2019
"Andrew Cuomo in line to become highest paid governor in the country"
Gannett (Jon Campbell)

April 1, 2019
"How The New York Budget Sausage Got Made"
WNYC-Gothamist  (Fred Mogul)

April 1, 2019
"Barclay criticizes state spending plan"
press release

April 2, 2019
"In State Budget, More on Voting, Little on Ethics, and Half-Baked Campaign Finance Reform"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)

April 2, 2019
"Cuomo wrong to OK his own hike in salary"
Oneonta Daily Star (editorial)

April 2, 2019
"Freshman Legislator in Albany Criticizes Budget Process"
WNYC (Jamie Floyd)

April 2, 2019
"Cops, DAs decry budget's criminal justice overhaul"
Oneonta Daily Star (Joe Mahoney)

April 3, 2019
"Three Men and a State Budget: Albany's March Madness"
Syracuse New Times (Luke Parsnow)

April 3, 2019
"North Country Assembly D. Billy Jones Discusses Passage Of New State Budget"
WAMC  (Pat Bradley)

April 3, 2019
"Strip Gov. Cuomo of his power over NY state budget,
Queens assemblyman says
"
Daily News (Denis Slattery)

April 3, 2019
"Three men outside the room: Assemblyman Barclay,
Manktelow, Walczyk talk Albany dysfunction
"
Oswego County News Now (Eddie Valasquez, Seth Wallace)

April 3, 2019
"Why New York is relying on commissions to make policy"
City & State (Annie McDonough)

April 3, 2019
"Governor's pay raise poorly timed, costly to New Yorkers"
Press-Republican

April 4, 2019
"Albany's other big raise"
Empire Center for Public Policy (Ken Girardin)

April 4, 2019
"Hits and Misses in the NY state budget"
Syracuse.com (editorial)

April 4, 2019
"NYS Budget Debrief: Ethics and Elections"
WNYC-Brian Lehrer

April 4, 2019
"The Real Reason NY State Courts Have Reduced Backlogs"
New York Law Journal (Michael Friedman)

April 4, 2019
"Hochul defends big salary increase"
WGRZ.com

April 4, 2019
"This weeks biggest Winners & Losers"
City & State

April 4, 2019
"Raises for state pols add insult to injury"
Niagara Gazette

April 5, 2019
"Republican lawmakers calling new budget 'criminal, a monstrosity, and a joke"
Legislative Gazette (Katherine Borchert)

April 5, 2019
"Governor Cuomo sees 2020 budget as a 'strong progressive statement'"
Legislative Gazette (Tom McCarthy)

April 5, 2019
"State budget strikes a positive balance"
Post Star (editorial) 

April 5, 2019
"Albany should focus on budget at budget time"
Lake Placid News (editorial)

April 5, 2019
"Cuomo Temper: Tactical or Beyond His Control?"
The Chief  (Richard Steier)

"CUNY, SUNY Unions: State Shortchanges Us"
The Chief (Crystal Lewis)

April 5, 2019
"Cuomo got his way with the new budget"
Troy Record (Alan Chartock)

April 5, 2019
"O'Mara, Palmesano speak out on budget"
The Leader

April 5, 2019
"Barclay takes compensation committee to court"
Oswego County Today  (Randy Pellis)

April 5, 2019
"Barclay on Capital Pressroom: 'More money should come to my school districts" 
Oswego County News

April 5, 2019
"Legislature takes step back on transparency"
Daily Gazette (editorial)

April 6, 2019  Colin Schmitt

April 6, 2019
"NY Lawmakers OK Pay Raises for Governor, Lt. Governor"
Patch (Michael Woyton)

April 7, 2019
"Finally, fix flawed budget process"
Daily Gazette (editorial)

April 7, 2019
"Budget some time to change"
Riverdale Press

April 7, 2019 ***
"State budget battle is over, but has war just begun?"
Riverdale Press (Michael Hinman)

April 7, 2019
"GUEST APPEARANCE: The worst state budget in recent history"
Finger Lake Times  (Assemblyman Brian Manktelow)

April 7, 2019
"Assemblyman John Salka Frustrated with NYS budget"
WIBX950-AM  John Salka

April 7, 2019
"Governor's pay raise has broader implications"
Post-Star (Ken Tingley)

April 8, 2019
"VIDEO: Breaking down the 2020 NY state budget"
City Limits  (Jarrett Murphy)

April 8, 2019
"Gounardes: Legislature 'not a co-equal' in budget process"
Brooklyn Reporter (Paula Katinas)

April 8, 2019
"Midnight Confirmations and Bad Governance"
Washington Square News (Cole Stallone)

April 8, 2019
"New York just perfected the recipe for bad citizenship"
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal (Bob Confer)

April 8, 2019
"North Country lawmakers weigh in on $175B budget"
NBC-5 (Lee Anne Denyer)

April 9, 2019
"Cuomo Call Primary Threat 'Destructive'"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

April 9, 2019
Cuomo on Chartock's "roundtable"

April 10, 2019
"State assemblyman expected to run for Manhattan DA
pushes bill to limit forfeiture fund budget
"
New York Daily News (Shayna Jacobs)

April 9, 2019
"Senator on Cuomo pay raise: Bathroom break was 'in protest''"
Gannett (Jon Campbell)

April 11, 2019
"Top GOP Senator accuses Dem of bending to AirBNB after donations"
New York Post (Bernadette Hogan)

April 11, 2019
"State Senate probes local authorites"
Albany Times Union  (Dave Lombardo)

April 11, 2019
"A Shouting Match, Nasty Personal Attacks, and a Growing Rift Among N.Y. Democrats"
(Vivian Wang)

April 11, 2019
"No way to run elections in NY"
Newsday (column - William F.B. O'Reilly)

April 12, 2019
"Cuomo cuts $44M in potential pork from budget"
Albany Times Union (Dave Lombardo)

April 12, 2019
"New York state budget is alarming for upstate, Palmesano says"
Star Gazette (guest column)

April 14, 2019
"Upstate's political influence has declined. but does it show in the budget?"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

April 14, 2019
"Hooray for (blank) idiots living in an apartment"
Riverdale Press (Richard L. Stein)

April 15, 2019
"Albany progressives learn hard lesson in state budget process"
Newsday (Mike Gormley)

April 16, 2019
"Remember The Pay Raises When It's Time to Go Vote"
Jamestown Journal (editorial)

April 15, 2019
"New York Senate Passes Budget, Includes News Taxes and Fees"
Cornell Daily Sun (Grace Lu)

April 15, 2019
"Skoufis Committee probe includes Orange and Ulster nonprofits"
Times Herald-Record (Daniel Axelrod)

April 15, 2019
"Cuomo's never-ending civil war"
City & State (Zach Williams)

April 16, 2019
"New Yorkers not happy about Cuomo raise,
have mixed feelings about majority of measures in state budget: new poll"
Daily News (Denis Slattery)

April 16, 2019
"NYers Overwhelmingly Opposed Pay Raise That Will Make Cuomo Nation's Highest Paid Governor"
Daily Voice (Zak Failla)

April 16, 2019
"New poll shows New Yorkers strongly favor tax cap, plastic bag ban"
WXXI (Alex Crichton)

April 16, 2019
"Voters back plastic bag ban, tax cap, not Cuomo raise"
News 10 (AP)

"Senator Jessica Ramos on the The Adopted State Budget & Upcoming Albany Agenda"
Gotham Gazette (Ben Max)

April 19, 2019
"Former NY Senator: 'States has an enormous amount of power'"
WXXI  (Ryan Kalaith)

April 19, 2019
"Skoufis seeks tips for Senate committee investigations"
Times Herald-Record (Chris McKenna)

April 21, 2019
"Will NYers pay for political campaigns?  Panel weighs the options"
Newsday (Yancey Roy)

April 23, 2019
"Public campaign finance could take a while in New York"
WXXI (Karen DeWitt)

April 26, 2019
"'Enough Is Enough': Lawmakers Seek To Break Cuomo's Grip on NY's Budget"
Gothamist (Ross Barkan)

April 28, 2019
"It's not too late to reign in government corruption"
Albany Times Union (Frank Anerchiarico, Thomas Bass)

May 1, 2019
"Now, fix NY's Legislature: Albany is still a boss-driven 'democracy'"
Daily News (Seymour Lachman)

May 2, 2019
WAMC -- Capitol Connection/Alan Chartok interview with Senator Skoufis

 

April 8, 2019
"Lawmakers declare an 'on-time' budget for pay raises"
Reclaim New York

June 5, 2019
"New script in Albany needs a new ending"
Times Herald Record (editorial)

June 9, 2019
"When Albany plays Santa, hold on to your wallet"
New York Post

June 13, 2019
"Will James Skoufis investigate Andrew Cuomo?"
City & State  (Zach Williams)

June 13, 2019
"'Pork' bill hangs over other issues in Albany"
Wall Street Journal (James Vielkind)

June 22, 2019
"A Profound Democratic Shift in New York: 'We Seized the Moment'"
New York Times (Jesse McKinley, Vivian Wang)

June 22, 2019
"Moderate Democrats just gave New York a host of disasterous new laws"
New York Post (editorial)

June 24, 2019
"Bill that made it to the finish line in the frenzied last days of the legislative session"
Riverhead Local  (Denise Civiletti)

June 24, 2019
"NY's progressive legislative session: lots to like for Demos, GOP not so much"
NPR  (Karen DeWitt)

June 24, 2019
"As progresives remake Albany and NY State, growing tension in North Country"
NCPR (Brian Mann, Martha Foley)

June 24, 2019
"The Sacking of Albany"
City Journal (Bob McManus)

June 24, 2019
"New York Lawmakers Showed How to Get Things Done"
New York Times (editorial)

June 24, 2019
"In 'Most Historic and Productive' Session,
Albany Democrats Move Extensive Agenda to Transform New York
"
Gotham Gazette (Caitlin Rosen, Ben Max)

June 25, 2019
"A Big Mistake Atop New York GOP"
Gotham Gazette (John William Schiffbauer)

June 25, 2019
"Watching state government is like watching a game of chess"
Legislative Gazette (Alan Chartock)

June 25, 2019
"Advocate Dedicated to Uncovering Government Secrets Is Fired for Sexual Harassment"
New York Times (Jesse McKinley)

June 26, 2019
"New York Politicians Write More Laws Than Anyone Else, and Late Nights Yield Mistakes"
Lawmakers passed nearly 1,000 bills in the last six months
Wall Street Journal (Jimmy Vielkind)

June 26, 2019
"In End of Session Deals, Cuomo and Legislators Pass Capital Budget,
with New SAM Money
"
Gotham Gazette (Andrew Millman)

June 27, 2019
"Senator Liz Krueger & Zellnor Myrie on the Year in Albany"
Max & Murphy

June 29, 2019
"Tale of two CNY senators: Antonacci, May wrap of first legislative session"
Auburn Pub (Robert Harding)

June 29, 2019
"Reader's View: Walsh reflects on 2019 legislative session"
The Sarotogian (Walsh)

June 29, 2019
"Capitol Watch: Session by the numbers; Gov's full desk"
Localsyr.com

June 30, 2019
"Readers sound off on Albany..."
Daily News  (David Siffert)

July 3, 2019
Gov's press release:
"Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce
Members of the Public Campaign Financing Commission
"

July 3, 2019
"Cuomo, Legislative Leaders announce picks for campaign finance panel"
Daily News  (Denis Slattery)

July 4, 2019
"North Country Sen Griffo disappointed in state Legislature's performance"
 North Country Now

"NY May Have Just Taken A Step Toward Reform"
WAMC Radio (Blair Horner)

July 9, 2019
"Cuomo's law-writing commissions are a cancer on New York's democracy"
NY Post (editorial)

July 11, 2019
"Rushing Through Bills Leads To Subpar Legislation In Albany"
Post-Journal  (editorial)

July 15, 2019
"NYS Senator Skoufis Discusses Investigations, End of Session"
WAMC  (Allison Dunne)

 

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