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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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Green Party NY nominates Governor candidate and State Slate

Hawkins/Jones need to receive at least 50,000 votes in the 2014 Governor election for the Green Party to retain the ballot line in NY.

Governor Paterson on SNL

[If you are looking for a Governor Paterson appearance on SNL for October 16th, I think you are confused. I believe that this past Saturday they showed a rerun of the Governor Paterson impersonator only, doing something about the Kristin Gillibrand Senate race. You can find it at the SNL website. -KW] A video link […]

A Hopeful NY Primary Result: Monserrate and Espada out of the race

Kimberly writes: The quote I found for the voting results is from the NY Daily News: Bronx voters send state Sen. Pedro Espada packing; Hiram Monserrate loses Assembly bid… The quote I found for background comes from NY1:

NY State budget passes

(excerpt from) The Times Union (Albany newspaper) It’s a state budget! Full story: here. by RICK KARLIN Capitol Bureau Published: 01:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2010 ALBANY — Four months late and hundreds of millions of dollars in additional taxes later, the state Senate finally completed the 2010-11 budget on Tuesday evening.

Response to the NY Democratic Party’s white, white Governor ticket

This article is a reflection of race in the 2010 NY Governor race. The starting point was a quote by Sen. Ruben Diaz about Andrew Cuomo’s actions. Diaz said, “I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor. At the same time, it worries me that Andrew Cuomo did not take the same opportunity and show a little respect and appreciation to the Hispanic community…”

Big News on the NY Politics Front: Elizabeth Benjamin moves!

KW: As regular readers may have noticed, whenever there is a big story in state politics, my most likely sources are “Capitol Confidential” from the Albany Times Union AND/OR “Daily Politics” with Elizabeth Benjamin at the NY Daily News. Well, Elizabeth Benjamin is leaving the NY Daily News. She is going on to what seems […]

NY State Senate votes to expel Monserrate (after assault conviction)

There are two places to find excellent coverage of the NY State Senate situation. One is at Elizabeth Benjamin’s political blog at the Daily News. (Great blogging, though you have to register to be able to comment.) Benjamin points out, that this was “the first time a sitting lawmaker was ousted from his seat in […]

NY State Senators prepare to expel Monserrate…

(excerpt from) City Hall News Senators Prepare to Expel Monserrate Regardless of Committee’s Findings A Senate panel mulling the fate of Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted in November of misdemeanor assault [in a domestic violence scenario with his girlfriend], has completed four marathon sessions, pored over thousands of pages of documents and reviewed hundreds of […]

A Multipartisan Contest: Who does Dem. Senate Leader John Sampson mean by “we”?

The Wilderside’s “We Want More Than Bipartisanship Contest” Political blogger Elizabeth Benjamin caught a great line from an editorial that NY State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson (D) wrote: “Bipartisanship is the only tool that will help fix New York’s problems.” Bipartisanship. Harumph. Why is the word “bipartisanship” such a pet peeve of mine? Because, […]

Joe Bruno indicted: List of corruption in Albany…

A story at Elizabeth Benjamin’s Daily News blog showed that Former State Senator Joseph Bruno was convicted of 2 of 8 counts. – Kenneth Lovett of the Daily News did an interesting recap on disgraced elected officials in Albany: (excerpt from) The Daily News Joe Bruno, Eliot Spitzer and Alan Hevesi all part of club […]

NY Times asks for financial reform in Albany

An overview of campaign finance and funding concerns in New York State government: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/30/opinion/30mon1.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2 Just one small item from a detailed article: “The average national limit for contributions in governor’s races is around $7,500 per election. In New York, the limit, if you can call it that, is $55,900 per person, more than the average […]

Joe Bruno’s trial shows overall corruption in Albany

Linked at Elizabeth Benjamin’s “Daily Politics” blog at the same newspaper… (excerpt from) The Daily News Joe Bruno, Albany sleaze: His trial has already convicted Capitol’s squalid doings/ Editorials / 11-14-2009 Whatever its outcome, the trial of former Senate boss Joe Bruno has torn the lid off the cesspool that is Albany. Testimony elicited by […]

Sun, June 21: NY State Senate Coup Update

The Times Union/Capitol Confidential Blog reports that Governor Paterson has brought in two mediators–former Lieutenant Governor Stan Lundine and former State Senator John Dunne–to try to settle the dispute between the NY State Senate Democrats and Republians. Governor Paterson has also suggested a judge–Chief Judge Jonathan Lippmann– who could preside over a special session to […]

Monserrate coming back to the Democrats

KW: I see this reported at Newsday, but not at the two more political-news sources I use. [Update! on where the news came from… Juan Gonzalez at the Daily News had the exclusive.] (excerpt from) Newsday Report: Monserrate returning to Dems June 15, 2009 / 5:57am …Monserrate, from Queens, told the New York Daily News […]