Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gov. Cuomo’s List of Gov. Cuomo’s First Year Accomplishments

Yesterday, the governor’s staff gave a list of the Cuomo administration’s first year accomplishments to the Albany press corp.  The list isn’t on the governor’s website. Our copy is from Liz Benjamin’s State of Politics blog. YEAR 1 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1. Closed $10 billion deficit and balanced the budget on time without raising taxes.2. Cut taxes […]

Statement In Support of “NY Performs” and Recent SAGE Recommendations

Thumbs Up for “NY Performs”Public Online Performance Management System Reinvent Albany supports many of the December 15, 2011 recommendations recently approved by Governor Cuomo’s SAGE commission. We applaud the thoughtful work of the SAGE commission and its goal of  “Building a Culture of Performance and Accountability” within New York State government. Strong support for “NY […]

Groups Assail Nullification of Transit Lock Box Bill

Amalgamated Transit Union, Citizens Committee for NYC, Common Cause/ NY, General Contractors Association, League of Women Voters of NY State,  Natural Resources Defense Council, NYS Council of Machinists,  NY League of Conservation Voters, Reinvent Albany, Straphangers Campaign NYPIRG, Transportation Alternatives, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, TWU Local 100 STATEMENT ON NULLIFICATION OF “TRANSIT LOCK BOX” LEGISLATION December […]

Albany’s Sausage Stuffing Festival

Take your pick, today was about making sausages or lemonade, or both, in Albany.  It was one of those Albany mega-deal days when everything happens at once after months of nothing, and a week or so of furious backroom deal making. In his video message to the public Governor Cuomo says “We are New Yorkers. […]