Andrew Cuomo knows how to generate political capital and use it sparingly. According to state financing expert Robert Ward of the Rockefeller Institute, last year the Governor “didn’t use the extraordinary language–in-appropriations powers” created by Robert Megna and used by former Governor David Paterson, “but still achieved an incredible array of successes”. Today, Ward joins us with analysis of the budget process and Cuomo’s expert use of it.
Larry Levy, Executive Dean at Hofstra’s National Center for Suburban Studies will be here with analysis of what the particular demographics around the state want to hear from the budget.
Pentecostal preacher & the lone standing member of the 4 Amigos, Senator Ruben Diaz is a well-known contrarian who stands firmly against the Governor’s call for expanded casino gambling. He will share his budget views with us.
And we meet Tom Allon, CEO of Manhattan Media, which publishes City & State Allon was picked by the Liberal Party to run as their candidate for NYC Mayor in 2013. The Liberal Party has been dormant for a while, not running any candidates for either state or citywide office since 2005.