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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Andrew M. Cuomo
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday thanked the governors of New York and Connecticut for offering assistance to the help the Garden State rebuild, once more, a section of seaside boardwalk that was destroyed by fire late Thursday — less than a year after it had been torn apart by Superstorm Sandy.
The Maryland Senate voted Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, making Maryland the eighth state along with the District of Columbia to approve such legislation.
Gov. Martin O'Malley says this year's failed attempts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland are just part of a long-term challenge and that his renewed effort next year will build on last month's successful effort in New York.
Gov. Martin O'Malley will sponsor a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in next year's General Assembly, he said Friday.
Embattled Rep. Anthony D. Weiner announced Thursday he was resigning, saying that a scandal involving his sexually charged online relationships with several women had made it impossible for him to serve.
Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.
California's Jerry Brown and New York's Andrew M. Cuomo won their gubernatorial election bids last year with strong support from public-employee unions, which puts them each in a particularly dicey position when it comes to their states' mammoth budget deficits.
Liberalism was running at full throttle in the Age of Obama until it collided with the 2010 midterm elections, when the American people yelled "Stop!"
From extravagant black-tie galas to a casual no-tie barbecue, gubernatorial inauguration events in the coming days will vary widely in cost, size and panache.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun says Bill Clinton's decision to campaign for Rahm Emanuel amounts to an outsider helping an outsider in the Chicago mayoral race.
As the only congressman in Arkansas seeking re-election, Rep. Mike Ross should have plenty of reason to fret as he runs when many Democrats and incumbents are endangered.
The Obama administration is set to announce approval of a 1,000-megawatt solar project on federal land in Southern California, the largest in a series of solar projects given the go-ahead in recent weeks.
The unpredictable race for governor in New York got wilder Monday after Conservative Party candidate Rick Lazio withdrew, boosting the chances of the "tea party" Republican who is taking on the once-unassailable Democratic nominee, Andrew M. Cuomo.
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The Tea Party movement continues to baffle the self-styled political experts who dominate media coverage. Candidates once written off as cranks with no chance of winning triumphed in Tuesday's primaries. In particular, the success of principled candidates in Delaware and New York will force establishment types to face an inconvenient Obama-era truth. Liberal ideology has failed, and the public knows it.
Mr. Cuomo says the budget will set New York on a new course after decades of overspending and overtaxing that have driven residents out of state for better opportunities.
"We simply cannot afford to keep spending at our current rate," Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. "This budget achieves real, year-to-year savings while restructuring the way we manage our state government."