Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo Heads to Albany

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Elliott Spitzer, Andrew Cuomo and David Paterson surrounded by reporters. (Azi Paybarah/flickr)

As Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo heads to Albany, he'll be entering a context created by his own family (father Mario Cuomo held the position for over a decade), as well as what people on both sides of the aisle acknowledge is a legislative mess. The public perception of the New York governor's office has been in flux ever since Eliot Spitzer resigned, after his prostitution scandal. Andrew Cuomo, New York’s attorney general, ran on a reform ticket, pledging that he’d get notoriously-gridlocked Albany back in working order. Can he do it? 

Jimmy Vielkind, political reporter for the Albany Times Union and contributor to the Times Union’s blog, Capitol Confidential, says Governor David Paterson is leaving behind a stronger executive office for Cuomo.


Jimmy Viel

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Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Publius from Rensselaer

Let the games begin. This is going to be one hell of a roller coaster ride. My prediction: Cuomo will try to upset apple Cart; extreme pressure will come from every lobby, special interest and union to just say no and they will call the Dark Prince's bluff One blink from him will bring down the reform attempts, Andrews well known temper will erupt- the worst gridlick in NYS history will result and he will never get to Washington. Status quo will prevail, I.e., the Albany psyche is so entrenched it has taken on an indestructible life form of it's own. Sad but true.

Dec. 29 2010 07:27 AM

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