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Duffy stands by Miner comments

Robert Duffy

The day after an intraparty war of words between Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner — co-chair of the state Democratic party — and New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy about Governor Cuomo’s budget and how it handles floundering localities, Duffy says he sticks by comments. Duffy spoke on WAMC’s Capitol Connection program.

“Mayor Miner is a former colleague, I like Stephanie, and I really was not criticizing her yesterday," Duffy said. "But I did say to the Post-Standard if what the governor is doing is not sufficient, mayors do have an option, and in this case Mayor Miner could ask for a fiscal oversight board. It requires legislation, legislative approval at the state level.”

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program, for almost 12 years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and The Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:40 a.m..
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