It is being widely rumored among political operatives that Alain Kaloyeros, the former head of SUNY Polytechnic and a principle target of public corruption charges that have engulfed the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering the United States Attorney new evidence relating to the Buffalo Billion project once known as ‘Solar City.’ A source familiar with the investigation suggests that, in exchange for testimony implicating Cuomo … Continue reading Kaloyeros rumored to be offering evidence against Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been unusually quiet — not saying a word about the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Montreal — especially for an elected official seeking a third term later this year. The Clinton-era trade agreement is deeply unpopular across Upstate New York, where formerly industrial cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica are still reeling from the joblessness that … Continue reading Cuomo silent on NAFTA, as he prepares to face Upstate challengers
Political operatives close to Governor Andrew Cuomo say that he is worried this election year, and particularly worried about a lesser known challenger whose background, credentials, and reputation could soundly defeat him on the left. The potential gubernatorial challenger is Tim Wu, an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School. Wu’s best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he … Continue reading Cuomo is worried about Tim Wu
Former two-term Erie County Executive Joel Giambra is running for Governor of New York with a plan to consolidate county and municipal governments. Giambra has long evangelized regionalism — an issue that has defined his political career. It’s a vision born at the crux of municipal economics and industrial collapse, the two forces that have shaped the broad arc of our region’s brutal 65 year … Continue reading Giambra, a proud moderate, seeks the GOP nomination with a bold plan
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally made it clear that he intends to run for reelection. Last year there had been talk among the Governor’s operatives that a safer play for Cuomo’s ultimate goal — the White House in 2020 — would be to step aside and avoid the spectacle of a public corruption trial during his reelection year. The trial has been delayed, … Continue reading Cuomo’s favorability trails Bharara; will former US Attorney run?
A source familiar with investigations initiated under former United States Attorney Preet Bharara has told The Chronicle that there is an “ongoing probe” of Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s top aide and her family. This week, Chief of Staff Melissa DeRosa has been promoted to the position of Secretary to the Governor, Cuomo’s top aide — a position formerly held by the indicted political enforcer Joe Percoco, Cuomo’s longtime friend and … Continue reading Investigators rumored to be ‘probing’ top Cuomo aide, Melissa DeRosa
THE EDITORIAL BOARD If former Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter decides to run for Governor next year, his campaign and governorship would be likely to benefit Western New York. Porter — a Harvard educated attorney with a renowned international law firm and a tenured Syracuse University professor — is a substantive candidate who has the stature and gravitas that one would expect of the head … Continue reading If Rob Porter runs for Governor, Western New York would benefit