NY Assembly

Politicians spent almost $8M on campaign-style mailings

State lawmakers spent $7.8 million on postage for campaign-style mailings to constituents in the six-month run-up to last year’s elections, according to data added today to SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Senators spent $4.2 million and Assembly members spent $3.5 million

NY Assembly

Morelle: Term Limits Not On The Table

As Assembly Democrats gathered in Albany for a closed-door conference, Majority Leader Joe Morelle on Monday told reporters he was skeptical a constitutional amendment for term limits would be backed by his chamber. At the same time, Morelle was cool

Congress

2016 will be a big year in politics

As we look forward to 2016, the election calendar dictates that it will be a big year in politics — especially for Western New York. The Presidency It’s a presidential election year, so expect turnout to be high in the general election for

NY Assembly

Democrats consider Assembly contests

State Assembly districts are not typically high profile or high spending contests since the chamber is solidly controlled by the Democrats’ majority. That majority has gerrymandered a structural advantage for Democrats while denying the Republican members the same level of staff

NY Assembly

Peoples-Stokes is a no-show at Assembly debate

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, a twelve-year incumbent, was a no-show at last Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate. The audience booed her absence and expressed long moans of displeasure that lasted a number of minutes, as her chair sat empty. Challengers Antoine Thompson