Budget talks are intensifying in Albany as the deadline nears, and they are revealing tensions and divides between the Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo and the all- Democratic state legislature. Cuomo began the week with a list of items he says he needs in the state budget in order for him to agree to it.
A report in the Washington Post says Amazon is considering pulling out of a deal to build its New York City headquarters, due to opposition from state and city elected officials who represent the Queens district where the company wants to build. Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a speech to a business group on Long Island, says his Democratic colleagues in the state Senate are to blame.
State lawmakers return to Albany Wednesday for the first day of the legislative session. Democrats held their sizable Assembly majority and seized control of the Senate in November’s elections. Now, third-term Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers can expect action on a variety of progressive causes.