New York State Green Party Victorious: Reclaims Ballot Line

Green Party of Suffolk Increases Vote Totals by 40% With 56,868 votes, the Green Party of New York State Governor candidate Howie Hawkins has surpassed the 50,000 votes mark need to reclaim the automatic ballot line for the next four years. It will be much easier for Green Party candidates to run for local, state […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Opposes Proposed Layoff of State Workers

Criticizes Cuomo for his Support of Illegal Action Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York candidate for Governor, said today that when elected he would rescind any layoffs of state workers instituted by Governor Paterson as a threat to the health and safety of state residents. Paterson agreed last year to a no-layoffs pledge […]

Warning! Big danger for public education (NY State universities)

KW: Wow! This is a huge problem. A rich person – a hedge fund manager of all things – wants use a donation as a kind of political bribe, to change the NY State University system to his liking. Egads! More comments after story. This is a huge problem which progressives, leftists, and people who […]

Updated Breaking: NY Gov. Paterson drops election bid under pressure

from AP: Less than a week after declaring he would seek a full four-year term, New York Gov. David Paterson abruptly dropped his election bid Friday under pressure from Democrats concerned about his faltering agenda and criticism of his handling of a domestic abuse case involving a trusted aide. At a news conference, Paterson cited […]

At Hofstra: (Democrat) Governor David Paterson announces his run for Governor [plus 3rd party candidates]

Just stumbled on Nassau News Live. Looks like and interesting site for local news, covering Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt and Garden City. They also live blog some events. (Excerpt from) Nassau News Live Paterson Kicks Off Campaign in Hempstead Speaking at his alma mater of Hofstra University Saturday morning, Gov. David Paterson kicked off his election […]

First Wilderside LI Political Prediction for 2010: Suozzi, Cuomo, and King

Tom Suozzi hedges his bets:  AG or Congressman? Suozzi said that he would not rule out politics, but that it would be the state or federal next time.  Suozzi sits on his million-dollar bank account the beginning of this year to see what move AG Andrew Cuomo makes. If Cuomo seeks to primary David Paterson […]

Tell Paterson and Cuomo that Same-Sex Marriage is Already Legal in NY

NY Governor David Paterson and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have had all this time to undo the damage done by their joint predecessor NY Attorney General (then Governor) Eliot Spitzer.  Back when Green Party New Paltz Mayor Jason West and Deputy Mayor Rebecca Rotzler were the first in the US to marry same sex couples, […]

NY Governor hits historic low rating (Good news for third parties!)

Thoughts on the Governor’s race in New York for 2010 in light of Governor Paterson’s low approval rating. List of third parties who may be interested in running a candidate for NY Governor.

Source: Caroline Kennedy wants Clinton’s Senate seat — Newsday.com

Source: Caroline Kennedy wants Clinton’s Senate seat — Newsday.com Caroline Kennedy telephoned Gov. David A. Paterson Monday afternoon and said she’d like to fill Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s seat in the U.S. Senate, the governor confirmed. Posted using ShareThis

NY Governor Paterson will run for Governor’s office in 2010

From the AP NY Gov. Paterson says he’ll seek full term in 2010 The AP story is short and sweet and gives out Governor David Paterson’s new campaign web-site: http://www.PatersonforNY.com KW: As a third party activist, the information about Governor Paterson’s decision is uniquely important to me. In New York, ballot access for independent political […]

NY Governor Paterson vetoes bill to provide LIPA accountability

LIPA was supposed to become the people’s power authority. That has not happened. When LIPA was first set up, there were supposed to be elected members of the LIPA board. Though, that never happened, they are all appointed, with no accountability to the public. (Though, in NY State Law there are still vestiges of that […]

Coalition tries to revive Edgewood truck-rail plan — Newsday.com

Coalition tries to revive Edgewood truck-rail plan — Newsday.com Posted using ShareThis Some overview and more background from KW: Community activists and environmental groups pushed hard to take back the Edgewood Preserve. The land was supposed to be given to the state for open space, and simply was not deeded correctly. It belongs to the […]

Save the Long Island Sound: Call to stop Broadwater now!

Call NY Governor David Paterson at 518-474-8390 or 518-474-7516 and tell him to “Say NO to Broadwater.” Shell Oil and TransCanada are proposing to put Broadwater–an industrial, liquefied natural gas facility in Long Island Sound. This would give multinational corporations a special monopoly on a piece of our waterways. It is an unheard of giveaway […]

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