State Democrats to Hold Convention on Long Island

The New York State Democratic Party will, reportedly, hold its 2014 convention in Melville, Suffolk County on May 21 and 22. 

Cuomo 2014 Hits the Airwaves

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 re-election campaign has begun running television ads promoting the state’s recently enacted state budget, and touting the budget’s property tax rebate program and delay of the Common Core standards for student assessment.

As of January, Gov. Cuomo had $33 million in the bank for his re-election. New Yorkers can expect to see a lot of the Governor as we move closer to November.

Preview of the Battle for the State Senate

City & State New York provides a preview of what is expected to be the state’s most contentious political battle this fall – control of the State Senate. 

The Senate is currently led by a coalition of 29 Republicans, 5 Independent Democrats and one additional Democrat, while the remaining Democrats sit in the political minority.  Can the regular Democrats pick up the seats they need to take the majority? Battleground races are expected in Buffalo, Rochester, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.