Legislature Considers a Bill to Get Ex-LG Off the Ballot

After initial resistance, lawmakers seem willing to help Gov. Kathy Hochul find a way to replace Brian Benjamin.

Legislature Considers a Bill to Get Ex-LG Off the Ballot

New York, NY – January 6, 2022: Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at Vigil for Democracy on anniversary of insurrection at Carl Schurz park. (Shutterstock) By Rebecca C. Lewis, City and State NY The will-they/won’t-they dance of removing former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the June primary ballot may come to a close by the […]

Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

From a prized real estate industry tax break to looser rules that would ease her indicted ex-lieutenant off the ballot, legislators express little urgency to aid the governor as she seeks accomplishments before the election.

Hochul Honeymoon is Over for Livid Albany Lawmakers

New York, NY – April 22, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during Electric Bus Announcement with MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber at Michael J. Quill Depot. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY With just 17 legislative session days remaining in Albany, state lawmakers are showing reluctance to help Gov. Kathy Hochul deliver on her […]

Suozzi: “Hochul Disqualified From Appointing New Lt. Gov”

Reyna states that Hochul, trying to cut Albany insider deal to remove her former LG from the ballot is outrageous and the voters should decide next LG.

Suozzi: “Hochul Disqualified From Appointing New Lt. Gov”

Congressman Tom Suozzi speaks at City Council candidate Linda Lee’s general election kickoff rally on October 17, 2021 in Queens Borough of New York City. (Shutterstock) Congressman Tom Suozzi, common sense Democratic candidate for Governor and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Democratic candidate Diana Reyna today said that Governor Kathy Hochul should not appoint a […]

Kathy Hochul’s Challenge: Keep Brian Benjamin Resignation Fallout From Turning Radioactive

Kathy Hochul’s Challenge: Keep Brian Benjamin Resignation Fallout From Turning Radioactive

New York, NY – August 26, 2021: New York State Governor Kathy Hochul welcomes State Senator Brian Benjamin at a press conference announcing State Senator Brian Benjamin as Lt. Governor. (Shutterstock) By Josefa Velasquez and Samantha Maldonado, THE CITY Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday, hours after his federal indictment in a scheme to secure […]