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  • Goldman Plans 230 Layoffs...(New York Loses More Jobs Going to Asia)

    06/30/2011 2:50:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies
    Fox Biz Channel ^ | 6/29/11 | Dunstan Prial
    Goldman Sachs (GS: 132.53, +3.27, +2.53%) may lay off as many as 230 employees, according to a filing with the New York State Department of Labor. The filing dated June 29 cites economic reasons for the potential layoffs, which could begin in late September and extend through March 31, 2012. State law requires that businesses with 50 or more employees notify the Labor Department when significant layoffs are planned.
  • Sex and the Empire State (If you read only one article about NYS democratic assault on marriage)

    06/29/2011 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | June 29, 2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Marriage was already in bad shape when New York’s governor rewrote its meaning in the state on Friday night with his signature on the “Marriage Equality Act.” Princeton politics professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, who has written and lectured extensively on marriage and conscience rights, the natural law, and public policy (and served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), discusses the fallout and future with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez.   KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ:...
  • NY Senate Rules Changed Mid-Stream to Accommodate Democrats' Desire for Media Publicity (SSM)

    06/29/2011 6:47:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NOM ^ | June 27, 2011
    This is how deeply complicit the GOP leadership in NY was in passing gay marriage: they even changed the senate rules several times in a day, and silenced senators who wanted to speak -- in order to vote in time for the 11 p.m. news: Essentially the Senate rules were changed in a backroom agreement before session started and then changed again during the vote to make sure it would be concluded to make the 11 p.m. newscasts.Sen. Kevin Parker, a long time proponent of same-sex marriage was informed by Senate staff that he would not be able to explain...
  • RINO ALERT Rudy in gov's corner; GOP stalwart hails Dem's leadership (praises same-sex law)

    06/28/2011 5:41:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/28/11 | FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and TIM BONTEMPS and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    <p>NY Dem Gov. Cuomo won a ringing endorsement from an unlikely corner, Republican Rudy Giuliani......for passage of the hotly contested gay-marriage bill....</p>
  • With Governor Cuomo Signing Away Marriage, Will the Bishops Act?

    06/28/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    American Papist ^ | 6/27/11 | Thomas Peters
    Im going to be short and to the point in this post in order to simply register my opinion. Andrew Cuomo should be denied Communion. Thats the only conclusion I can come to after witnessing his brazen efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, directly ignoring and acting against the public pleas and warnings of the bishops of New York. Andrew Cuomo already is known to be living in sin with his girlfriend. Hes an unapologetic proponent of abortion, and he just signed gay marriage into law. If this sort of person should not be denied Communion in the...
  • Gay marriage decisions shows 'leadership,' Rudy Giuliani says of Andrew Cuomo

    06/27/2011 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Gay marriage decisions shows 'leadership,' Rudy Giuliani says of Andrew Cuomo Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the only potential 2012 candidate who would be legal to perform same-sex marriages under the New York law that passed last week, walked a delicate line today in his first public comments on the topic, per the Daily News politics blog: "My thoughts are that I'm glad that people who felt discriminated against have sort of had that burden of discrimination lifted. I signed the first civil-union, domestic partnership bill I think in the country. Maybe it was the second. And I...
  • Democrats Are All Cuomosexuals Now: 2016 Buzz Builds for Cuomo (They're SERIOUS!!)

    06/27/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 27, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    The race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination "just began" with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful shepherding of a law to legalize gay marriage through the New York state legislature this weekend, Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere and Maggie Haberman report. Cuomo's support for marriage equality puts him at the sweet spot in the arc of history, Democratic strategist Jim Jordan told Politico. His work on gay marriage could be as crucial to his political future as opposing the Iraq war was to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. Cuomo is the first national figure enthusiastically to push same-sex marriage at the exact...
  • BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO'S STATEMENT REGARDING PASSAGE OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE...(CATH CAUCUS)

    06/26/2011 2:13:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Diocese of Brooklyn (NY) ^ | 6/26/11 | Nicholas DiMarzio
    Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most important institution in human history. Republicans and Democrats alike succumbed to powerful political elites and have passed legislation that will undermine our families and as a consequence, our society. With this vote, Governor Cuomo has opened a new front in the culture wars that are tearing at the fabric of our nation. At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling to stay in their homes and find jobs, we should be working together to solve these problems. However, the politicians have curried favor with wealthy...
  • Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces (Super-rich pushed through NY gay vote)

    06/26/2011 5:30:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 98 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 25, 2011 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors. Over tuna and turkey sandwiches, the advisers explained that New York’s Democratic governor was determined to legalize same-sex marriage and would deliver every possible Senate vote from his own party. Would the donors win over the deciding Senate Republicans? It sounded improbable: top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals. But the donors in the room — the billionaire Paul Singer,...
  • "Have to do this": Cuomo Charts Course for Gay Marriage in NY

    06/25/2011 4:21:03 PM PDT · by sinanju · 49 replies
    MSNBC / NYT ^ | 6/25/2011 | Michael Barbaro
    "...The story of how same-sex marriage became legal in New York is about shifting public sentiment and individual lawmakers moved by emotional appeals from gay couples who wish to be wed. But, behind the scenes, it was really about a Republican Party reckoning with a profoundly changing power dynamic, where Wall Street donors and gay-rights advocates demonstrated more might and muscle than a Roman Catholic hierarchy and an ineffective opposition. And it was about a Democratic governor, himself a Catholic, who used the force of his personality and relentlessly strategic mind to persuade conflicted lawmakers to take a historic leap....
  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs State's Marriage Equality Bill

    06/24/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2011
    CNN Ticker Tag only NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs State's Marriage Equality Bill. Same-sex couples will now be able to marry within 30 days.
  • New York Gay Marriage Bill Needs Only One More GOP Nod For It To Pass

    06/24/2011 3:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    The New York gay marriage bill introduced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs only one more yea vote from a Republican senator to pass. If that vote materializes, New York would become the sixth and most populous state to allow same-sex marriage. President Obama received mixed reviews after speaking Thursday night to supporters of the bill at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City. More than 600 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people paid $1,250 each to attend the gala. The president's critics argue that although he said he supports equal rights for gays and lesbians, he won't come...
  • Video: Some unbelievable support and some violent opposition to protecting traditional marriage NY

    06/23/2011 8:19:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2011 | John Henry Westen
    THIS is how New Yorkers truly feel about marriage! Honk if you support traditional marriage! What New Yorkers Really Think about Same-Sex "Marriage" The United States was built on a foundation of christianity. An old man parks his car in the Bronx to be certain he is really experiencing so much support for traditional marriage. We've got to get New York back! One dissenter kicks a supporter. Another man calls gay marriage a curse.
  • NY Gov. Cuomo makes major push for gay marriage

    06/23/2011 5:58:59 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2011 6:46 AM (ET) | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Dozens of gay couples are planning to converge on Albany Thursday to witness what would be a historic vote to legalize gay marriage in New York, the sixth state to do so and a potential bellwether in the national gay rights movement. But for that to happen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's considerable political skills will be tested as never before to engineer one of the biggest social changes in a generation. The Democrat has been using a kind of shuttle diplomacy to privately test proposals for additional religious exceptions within the Senate's Republican majority. He's talked to...
  • Poll Shows Voters Don't Want Lawmakers Deciding NY Gay Marriage

    06/22/2011 1:37:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    CP ^ | June 21, 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK - A poll released Tuesday by the QEV Analytics, a public opinion research firm in Washington D.C., shows that 57 percent of New York voters oppose gay marriage.The results of the survey were released just as Senate Republicans are debating over whether to bring the gay marriage bill to a vote. The bill has 31 votes and needs 32 to pass. The New York State Assembly passed the measure last Wednesday.The poll of registered voters in New York found that 57 percent agree that "marriage should only be between a man and a woman," compared to 32 percent...
  • NY senators delay gay 'marriage' vote, possibility still looms

    06/21/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | June 21, 2011 | Lorna Cruz
    The New York State Senate debates legislation in the Senate chamber on June 16, 2011 in Albany, New York. Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images/Getty Images News Albany, N.Y., Jun 21, 2011 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- New York state senators did not reach a conclusion about homosexual "marriage" as the Senate met before its summer recess on June 20.Every day that goes by and the bill does not pass is a good day, (but) we are realistic enough to know that this is a very serious danger, said Denis Poust, New York Catholic Conference director of Communications, in a...
  • David Tyree Delivers 63,000 Petitions Against New York Gay Marriage

    06/21/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK – Hundreds of protesters against the legalization of gay marriage in New York jammed the hallways of the Capitol building Monday as Republican senators privately discussed whether to bring the same-sex marriage issue to a floor vote. Demonstrators opposing gay marriage, including Christian ministers, African-American church members and Tea Party organizers, outnumbered those in support of the controversial bill, which has 31 votes and needs one more vote to pass the New York Senate. The measure was approved by the New York State Assembly last Wednesday, 80 to 63.Republicans have been mulling over same-sex marriage bill in private...
  • Archbishop Dolan Addresses Marriage On Fathers Day

    06/20/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    My Fox ^ | June 20, 2011 | GLENN WILBURN
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan ended Sunday mass at St. Patricks Cathedral with a special prayer for marriage.Archbishop Dolan said he will continue to fight for what he calls a well oiled and choreographed project to redefine something he says already has an unchangeable definition.Our strong convictions are not anti anybody, but simply pro marriage, said Archbishop Dolan. We would just as vigorously defend marriage from a demand by a heterosexual, or anybody else, to redefine the very nature of marriage to accommodate a relationship beyond that of one man and one woman.Archbishop Dolan concluded his service by saying,...
  • Make popcorn, then read! Ed Peters eviscerates Maureen Dowd.

    06/20/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 19, 2011 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf
    The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has drawn the ire of the Id of the Washington Beltway, the atrabillious Maureen Dowd.My emphases and comments: Sunday, June 19, 2011Oh no! Maureen Dowd doesn’t seem to like me!America’s 43rd most influential liberal doesn’t seem to like me, and that’s a scary thought. Not.Maureen Dowd of the New York Times is well-known for her acerbic (sometimes snide) writing style, [That's a nice way to put it.] and for her frequent substitution of ad hominem attacks for sustained and reasonable argument. Such writing appeals, I guess, to those taxed by thinking but amused by...
  • N.Y. Marriage Bill Hits Snags on Religion Questions

    06/18/2011 10:57:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was cautiously optimistic his gay marriage bill will soon become law as he held more one-on-one negotiations Friday with Senate Republicans. The Republicans who hold the critical votes say they worry Cuomo's bill doesn't adequately protect religious groups and churches that refuse to preside over same-sex weddings and other services. A third lengthy, closed-door meeting by the GOP majority brought the bill, widely viewed as key to national momentum on the issue, no closer to a floor vote. The Democrat-led Assembly passed the measure Wednesday as expected, and a vote in...
  • After Talks With G.O.P., Cuomo Expects Passage of Gay Marriage Bill

    06/17/2011 11:00:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | DANNY HAKIM and THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he expected same-sex marriage legislation to be approved before the end of the legislative session next week, and indicated that to win passage of the measure he is prepared to yield to Republican concerns for greater protections of religious groups. I am a proponent of marriage equality, and Im working very hard to make that a reality in New York, Mr. Cuomo told reporters on Friday as lawmakers prepared to go home for the weekend. I am also a proponent of religious freedom, and separation of church and state, so these...
  • Cuomo Marriage Bill Fails Inexplicitly To Protect Ordinary Religious Individuals

    06/17/2011 7:30:48 AM PDT · by statestreet · 12 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | June 16, 2011 | ROBIN FRETWELL WILSON
    Governor Cuomo said yesterday he would deliver a marriage equality bill identical to 2009s failed attempt, no ifs, ands or buts about it. Who is it that he is kidding? Mr. Cuomos bill vastly improves the ability of religious communities or agencies of religious organizations to avoid needless clashes over same-sex marriage. But, inexplicably, it fails to offer needed protections to ordinary individuals who also desire for religious reasons to step aside from facilitating same-sex marriages. The failed 2009 bill offered protections only for clergy, who simply dont need insulation because of protections already provided by the First Amendment. Mr....
  • NY gov lobbying senators in gay marriage fight

    06/17/2011 6:28:00 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 92 replies
    ap ^ | 17 June | Gormley
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is lobbying individual senators in a quest to secure what appears to be one more vote needed to legalize gay marriage in New York and deliver a major win for the national effort. The Democrat met with three Republican senators in his Capitol office Thursday and plans to meet with more on Friday, the day Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos predicted his house would bring the bill to a floor vote. The quietly-called meetings come as talks drag on, leading the Senate's Democratic leader to say Republicans are more concerned with protecting their majority. Some advocates thought...
  • NY's top Catholic officials seek to halt Senate vote on legalizing gay marriage (freep poll)

    06/15/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by Cronos · 68 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 Jun 2011 | GLENN BLAIN AND KENNETH LOVETT
    "The stampede is on," Archibishop Timothy Dolan wrote in a blog post. "Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state's presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in." He equated the move to allow same-sex marriage to life in China or North Korea, where "government presumes daily to 'redefine' rights, relationships, values and natural law." Meanwhile, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian group, warned that Republicans who support gay marriage will face primaries next year as the GOP seeks to keep control of the chamber.
  • A matter of conscience (Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gay "marriage" agenda)

    06/14/2011 4:35:39 PM PDT · by Sun · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2011 | Editorial
    Gov. Cuomo yesterday ratcheted up the pressure in favor of same-sex marriage in New York, sending his own bill to the Legislature while arm-twisting lawmakers on its behalf. snip Sure, politics drives everything in Albany, but some topics properly are a matter between legislators, their constituents and their consciences. snip We're also troubled by the potential threat to religious freedom if same-sex marriage is legalized. As Professor George argues, "the state would be forced to view [traditional]-marriage supporters as bigots who make groundless and individual distinctions," which would "undermine religious freedom and the rights of parents to direct the ....
  • Cuomo Fights the UnionsGently

    06/14/2011 2:43:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12 June 2011 | Daniel DiSalvo
    So far, New Yorks governor has pushed only modest reforms to the states pension system.For all the smoke coming out of Albany since a newly elected Governor Andrew Cuomo began to clash with the Empire States public-employee unions, you might think that there was a real fire. But this is New York State government, and appearances can be deceiving. The situation in the state capital barely rises to the level of a fightwhich makes it hard to tell who, if anyone, is winning. The first round of this delicate combat was fought over the governors proposed budget, which passed with...
  • Report: Lifting fracking ban would create economic windfall in NY

    06/07/2011 8:28:28 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    Politics on the Hudson ^ | Jun 07, 2011 | Posted by: Jon Campbell
    New York could see $11.4 billion in economic activity and up to 18,000 new jobs by 2020 if the state allows gas companies to tap the massive Marcellus Shale formation, according to a report released today by a conservative think tank. The report, paid for by the business-backed Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, found that the state and local governments would gain $1.4 billion in tax revenues alone during the same time period. New York currently has a de facto moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, a technique used in natural gas extraction in which millions of gallons of water mixed...
  • The Cuomo-Communion Controversy: Are canon law and pastoral practice really opposed?

    06/06/2011 3:09:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | June 6, 2011 | Edward N. Peters, JD, JCD
    Hardly a generation ago, a canon lawyer’s remarks that a divorced man openly cohabiting with a divorced woman was ineligible to receive Holy Communion would have been greeted with a polite yawn, as if to say, “Of course he can’t be given Communion. Tell us something we don’t already know.” But then, a generation ago, most Catholics were generally aware of the fundamentals of sacramental discipline, or, at the least, of those aspects of sacramental discipline that went back to the Apostolic Age. Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a divorced Catholic man who lives with television celebrity...
  • Gov. Cuomo expands 'hydrofracking' review

    05/29/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    AP / CBS 6 Albany ^ | May 28, 2011 | AP
    ALBANY, NY -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration has ordered an expanded environmental review of proposed "hydrofracking" for natural gas in New York after a well in Pennsylvania spilled chemical-laced water for two days. An internal memo obtained by The Associated Press directs the state Department of Environmental Conservation to review and learn any lessons from the April accident in Pennsylvania's Bradford County. A creek was polluted and homes were evacuated. The review will include an on-site inspection by New York officials.
  • New York Next? (Cuomo pushes state legislators to vote for same-sex 'marriage')

    05/23/2011 3:27:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Register ^ | May 23, 2011 | Brian Fraga
    ALBANY, N.Y. — The battle over same-sex “marriage” has reached a critical point in New York, where the Democratic governor and well-financed homosexual-rights activists are aggressively lobbying lawmakers to legalize homosexual “marriage.” Gov. Cuomo has been campaigning across the state, urging voters to lean on their representatives to vote in favor of legislation that would make New York the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize same-sex “marriage,” which opponents say would have a dramatic impact on the issue nationwide. “This is not just about a fight in New York. If we lose the battle here, we will...
  • Fools Errand? Tax Cap Activists Due Today To Test the Legislators at Albany

    05/10/2011 8:19:49 AM PDT · by statestreet · 2 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | May 10, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    The battle to gain a cap on taxes on property will come to Albany this afternoon, when activists are due to meet with the chiefs-of staff of the states most prominent Democrats and aspire to meet with Governor Cuomo and Speaker Sheldon Silver themselves. On its face their mission might seem a fools errand, but in with the way political realities are shifting, their schedule provides a window to on a new phenomenon fiscally responsible Democrats.
  • GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES ON-TIME PASSAGE OF HISTORIC, TRANSFORMATIONAL 2011-12 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

    04/06/2011 6:50:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    New York Division of the Budget ^ | March 31, 2011 | NA
    State budget eliminates $10 billion deficit, includes sweeping reforms and efficiencies Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the 2011-2012 budget that eliminates a $10 billion deficit. The budget includes historic reforms that redesign state government, create efficiencies through consolidation, cap spending increases for education and Medicaid, and transform the future budgeting process. The approximately $132.5 billion budget reduces spending overall by more than 2 percent from the previous year, eliminates 3,700 prison beds, establishes Regional Economic Development Councils, brings performance funding to education, redesigns Medicaid, and caps next years education and Medicaid spending. This budget reaches its...
  • Andrew & the Indians

    04/01/2011 9:19:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 1, 2011 | Meathead Editorial
    During the just-concluded state budget battle, Team Cuomo was stunned by what one official called Albany's "tribal politics." That was hyperbole; now comes the real thing. Gov. Cuomo's budget anticipates income of some $130 million from the taxation of cigarette sales on Indian reservations. But he's the fifth straight governor to harbor such plans -- and nary a nickel's been collected so far. When his father, Mario Cuomo, tried to collect cig taxes from the Senecas in 1992, tribesmen lit fires on the Thruway. In 1997, they repeated the trick for Gov. Pataki -- and attacked state troopers who had...
  • The grave scandal of hurting the feelings of co-habitating, pro-abort Catholic politicians

    03/21/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | March 21, 2011 | Carl Olson
    The New York Times effeciently describes the average U.S. Catholic:He goes to Mass, though not every Sunday. He considers himself a practicing Roman Catholic, yet avoids calling himself devout. He opposes the death penalty, as church leaders do. But he is divorced. And he supports same-sex marriage and abortion rights, stances sharply at odds with church teaching. The name of the average Catholic featured in the Times is Gov. Andrew W. Cuomo of New York:In other words, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York shares the churchgoing habits and social views of a sizable number of the 68 million Americans...
  • Gov. Cuomos All-Cuts Budget

    03/20/2011 3:49:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | Editorial Board
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has rightly argued that painful spending cuts will be needed to close New Yorks projected $10 billion deficit. The hard truth is that it is impossible to cut spending deeply without cutting the states huge outlays for education and health care. That means that New Yorks most vulnerable citizens schoolchildren, the elderly, the poor, the sick will feel a disproportionate amount of the pain. Governor Cuomo has vowed to make the tough decisions and not to be swayed by special-interest pleadings. But he is refusing to impose any new taxes or even continue a current...
  • Cuomo: Schools are Playing a Budget "Game"

    03/19/2011 9:54:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright 2011, WXXI ^ | (2011-03-17) | Karen DeWitt
    Cuomo, speaking after a budget meeting with legislative leaders, was asked about warnings by schools and their advocates, who say teachers will be laid off, programs will be cut, and children will suffer. The comments incensed the governor, who says schools, who have received record funding increases in recent years, can manage the cuts through greater efficiencies and by cutting administrative salaries. "Reduce the waste, reduce the fraud, reduce the abuse," said Cuomo, who said as Attorney General for four years, he discovered plenty of "waste" in school systems, including pension double dipping and abuse in procurement contracts. And Cuomo...
  • Vatican consultant responds to Cardinal Mahoney Christ gave Judas communion argument

    03/16/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 15, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    DETROIT, Michgan, March 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canon lawyer and Vatican legal consultant Edward Peters has countered one cardinal’s argument that publicly pro-abortion politicians should be granted communion because Jesus Christ gave Holy Communion to Judas Iscariot. Cardinal Roger Mahoney, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, made the comparison in an interview with Los Angeles Times reporter Tim Rutten published March 9. Mahoney said that politicians shouldn’t be punished if they “aren’t able to act” on their Catholic principles and claimed, in Rutten’s words, that “canon law ... puts the responsibility for worthy receipt of the sacrament on the person approaching...
  • A Medicaid miracle?

    02/28/2011 3:32:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 28, 2011 | Editorial
    New York has few budget-busters as big as Medicaid, the health-care program for the "poor" that now covers one-fifth of all state residents at costs that have grown by fully 80 percent over the past decade -- to a staggering $1 billion per week. Amazing, then, that the task force appointed by Gov. Cuomo to rewrite the Medicaid rules may have come up with a formula that will finally begin to bring the program under control. Consider: The plan cuts program spending by nearly $1 billion compared to the current fiscal year and some $2.5 billion from projected program growth...
  • A reply to Dan Collins at the Huffington Post (Gov. Cuomo and Sandra Lee)

    02/26/2011 2:49:13 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Canon Law Blog ^ | February 26, 2011 | Edward N. Peters, JD, JCD
    I pause to make a few comments on Dan Collins column over at Huffington Post, "Will Andrew Cuomo Burn in Hell?" Collins offers, perhaps despite himself, some good teaching moments to those who see the Cuomo & Communion controversy as, among other things, a chance to underscore that Church teaching makes real demands of Catholics in real life. But Collins also offers, unfortunately, some poor examples on how to write about those with whom one differs. Lets look at three of his points: 1. Collins writes: While the Supreme Being will make the final call on this one, it's...
  • Dr. Ed Peters knows canon law. Whoopi Goldberg knows cliches.

    02/24/2011 3:56:44 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 24, 2011 | Carl Olson
    >My former canon law professor, Dr. Ed Peterswho also has a degree in civil law (yeah, he's pretty smart)has been taken to task by the brilliant scholars and intellectual lights of "The View". Ken Shepherd of Newsbusters writes: Discussing how Catholic canon law advisor Dr. Edward Peters has declared that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) committed an "objectively sacrilegious" act that "produces grave scandal" by receiving Communion on January 2, almost every panelist on ABC gabfest "The View" today rebuked the scholar for his pronouncement. ..."What would Jesus do?" View moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked, answering her own question by...
  • Bishop: None of your business (Hubbard rejects Catholic expert's criticism of Gov. Cuomo) [Catholic]

    02/24/2011 6:44:21 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Times Union ^ | February 24, 2011 | Casey Seiler State Editor
    FILE - This Jan. 2, 2011 file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, center, in front of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Albany, N.Y., after attending Sunday services. The father, the son and the question of whether to grant communion to Catholics who openly flout canon law has once again reared up in New York where a Vatican consultant is calling to deny the host to Gov. Cuomo while he is living with his girlfriend. More than 25 years ago, Cuomo's father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, ran...
  • Fat Cat Spending Frenzy

    02/23/2011 10:49:33 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 Feb 2011 | NYP Editorial Staff
    Teachers union ad challenges Andrew Cuomo's cuts--Editorial - NYPOST.com When last we shone a light on abusive teachers-union fat cats, the focus was a 24-person roast quail feast in a posh Albany restaurant whose management had to call the cops to get the unionists to pay the check. Today, the porky-pussycat watch yields one Richard Iannuzzi, president of New York State United Teachers -- the state's largest teachers union and the parent organization of New York City's United Federation of Teachers. Iannuzzi will pull down roughly $300,000 in salary and benefits this year -- up 16 percent since 2008 --...
  • Vatican Canon Law Adviser: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Should Be Denied Communion

    02/22/2011 11:46:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 21, 2011 | Michael W. Chapman
    In receiving communion at a Mass offered by the Roman Catholic bishop of Albany, NY, that states governor, Andrew Cuomo, who supports abortion, gay marriage, and lives with his girlfriend, committed an objectively sacrilegious act that produces grave scandal, according to Dr. Edward Peters, a top expert in Catholic Church law and a consultant to the highest court at the Vatican. Peters specifically cited Cuomo's cohabiting with Food Network hostess Sandra Lee as "publicly acting in violation of a fundamental moral expectation of the Church," and that "as long as he persists in such conduct, he should refrain from taking...
  • Chuck Schumer fund-raiser John Paulson is key figure in Goldman Sachs fraud case, records reveal

    04/25/2010 8:30:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,025+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | April 24th 2010 | Michael Mcauliff
    WASHINGTON - One of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's top recent fund-raisers is a key figure in the Goldman Sachs fraud case, a review of federal campaign records reveals. John Paulson, leader of the $33 billion hedge-fund firm Paulson & Co., helped Democrat Schumer collect nearly $100,000 in the first three months of this year. Schumer is running for a third term in November. The Securities and Exchange Commission says Paulson's company helped assemble a bunch of bad mortgage securities for Goldman Sachs and bet they would tank, while Goldman found buyers who got soaked for $1 billion. The SEC...
  • Time to support Cuomo's fiscal agenda?

    02/14/2011 10:23:02 AM PST · by shoff · 3 replies
    e-mail | 01/31/2011 | Michael R. Caputo
    January 31, 2011 Dear Fellow New Yorker: First, please accept my family's wishes for a happy and prosperous new year. As Carl Paladino's former campaign manager, I know the campaigns of 2010 were exhausting for all of us. I wanted to drop you a note of thanks for your support for Carl's candidacy. We lost at the polls, but we might still see a policy victory: today, Governor Andrew Cuomo is talking like a fiscal conservative. His ideological shift - if it is for real - can be attributed to two factors: New York's economic reality and the chorus of...
  • Supporting Cuomo's Budget

    02/05/2011 8:42:18 AM PST · by Raquel · 1+ views
    Urban Elephants ^ | February 5, 2011 | Raquel Okyay
    We have a small victory, thanks to concerned citizens, Tea Party activists and everyday Americans across the New York State who devote their time and energies to educating the public about an all too powerful government. It is by our vigilance that we are able to persuade elected officials to see things from the peoples perspective, rather than from a self absorbed know it all State government view. It is time for us to persuade these elected officials again. When we see a Democrat Governor open his eyes to the need for bold spending restraints and property tax...
  • Cuomo the Conservative - Believe it. (At least fiscally, who knew?)

    02/02/2011 8:02:23 PM PST · by neverdem · 47 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | February 2, 2011 | Michael Tanner
    Cuomo the ConservativeBelieve it. Looking for a tax-cutting, budget-slashing, fiscally conservative governor? How about Andrew Cuomo? Yes, that Andrew Cuomo. With the possible exceptions of California and Illinois, no state is facing as big an economic mess as New York. Years of profligate spending and crushing taxes have left the state with a $10 billion budget shortfall. The conventional wisdom said that despite having the nation’s highest tax burden, and what Cuomo has called the “worst business climate in the country,” New York would have no choice but to hike taxes yet again. That is, after all, the path that...
  • N.Y., California sing blue-state budget blues--Cuomo, Brown face huge deficits

    02/01/2011 6:35:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | February 1, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Californias Jerry Brown and New Yorks Andrew M. Cuomo won their gubernatorial election bids last year with strong support from public-employee unions, which puts them each in a particularly dicey position when it comes to their states mammoth budgetdeficits.The two new Democratic chief executives, presiding over the nations two pre-eminent blue states, confronted the realities of weak economies, falling revenues and rising debts in outlining their - very different - governing visions thisweek.Democrats typically protect public-sector unions, a key party constituency, from the worst of the cuts. In his budget proposal unveiled Tuesday, however, Mr. Cuomo spelled out a...
  • It 'ads' up: Cuomo calls for cash to battle unions (advertising blitz to back his agenda)

    01/17/2011 6:04:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/11 | BRENDAN SCOTT
    It 'ads' up: Cuomo calls for cash to battle unionsBy BRENDAN SCOTT Post Correspondent Last Updated: 8:46 AM, January 15, 2011 ALBANY -- Gov. Cuomo began marshaling his forces for war with the state's powerful public-employee unions yesterday as he urged campaign donors to open their wallets and finance an advertising blitz to back his agenda. In an urgently worded e-mail, Cuomo's campaign fund, Friends of Andrew Cuomo, warned supporters that the governor's effort to close an estimated $10 billion budget gap would be doomed if he couldn't counter well-funded opposition by groups dependent on state funding. "We cannot allow...
  • DIABLO Turncoat Dede Scozzafava Paid Back Promptly by Democrats... with a Job!

    01/06/2011 3:46:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 6, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    After dropping out of a 3-way congressional race toendorsethe Democrat over NY Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in NY-23 back in 2009, Dede Scozzafava has gotten her payback- a cush appointment from Democratic NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. For many of us, the way the RNC wascomprehensivelyout-witted and out-maneuveredby the unprincipled and ruthless Democrats came as a bit of a shock... and an early indicator that Michael Steele was really not up to the job in the face of a Chicago-Machine-style full court press in this country. Dede Scozzafava -after taking over a million dollars in GOP campaign cash- appeared...