Cuomo backs Hochul to compete against Democrat

Cuomo backs Hochul to compete against Democrat

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged his lieutenant governor to take on US Rep. Chris Collins this year, upsetting the fellow Democrat who’s already in the race. “There is a very strong feeling that Kathy Hochul would be a great congressional candidate for that…

Cuomo’s about to crush New York restaurants

Cuomo’s about to crush New York restaurants

It’s déjà vu all over again. Less than four years after Gov. Cuomo convened a wage board to study tipped-employee pay, the Labor Department will hold a series of hearings to decide whether New York should follow seven other states and eliminate…

Cuomo steps up against New York’s failing sex-trafficking laws

Cuomo steps up against New York’s failing sex-trafficking laws

We’re glad to hear Gov. Cuomo pledge to back long-stalled efforts to toughen New York’s sex-trafficking laws — and look forward to his trademark all-hands push to make it happen. This week’s horrifying Post exposés of underage trafficking flagged the embarrassing fact…

Cuomo grants parolees the right to vote

Cuomo grants parolees the right to vote

Appealing to his left flank, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that he’s signed an executive order to give convicted felons on parole the right to vote. “In this state, when you’re released from prison and you’re on parole, you still don’t have the…

Scenes from the New York ‘progressive purity’ circus

Scenes from the New York ‘progressive purity’ circus

If nothing else, the battle for progressive purity in this year’s race for governor is quite the circus. As he faces a primary challenge from Mayor Bill de Blasio ally Cynthia Nixon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suddenly claimed to be in “lockstep”…

Cuomo releases taxes while Nixon stays quiet

Cuomo releases taxes while Nixon stays quiet

Gov. Cuomo’s left-wing challenger, Cynthia Nixon, stayed mum about her taxes as he released his 2017 returns to reporters on Tuesday. Elected officials and candidates often share their returns as a transparency measure, but a rep for the “Sex and the City”…

Cuomo’s revenge on the Working Families Party

Cuomo’s revenge on the Working Families Party

Now that the progressive Working Families Party has endorsed Cynthia Nixon over Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the big question is: How far will he go to destroy the WFP? On Sunday, The Post’s Carl Campanile reported, WFP Director Bill Lipton quoted the gov…

Cynthia Nixon gets the New York Magazine treatment

Cynthia Nixon gets the New York Magazine treatment

New York magazine is showing its stripes in the read of the week — with a fawning but informative cover story on Cynthia Nixon. The progressive “Sex and the City” actress, who is running for governor against Andrew Cuomo, shows her Tony…

Politicizing New York’s parole system

Politicizing New York’s parole system

Tana Agostini certainly had a lot of experience with the criminal-justice system when Gov. Cuomo named her to the Parole Board: She’d not only been a staffer for the state Assembly committee that oversees the prisons, she’d fallen in love with a…

Cuomo’s dug New York into a giant tax trap

Cuomo’s dug New York into a giant tax trap

The opening salvo of Cynthia Nixon’s challenge to Gov. Cuomo included a claim guaranteed to stir the passions of true-blue progressives: Cuomo, she said, “has given massive tax breaks to corporations and the super-rich.” But aside from extending $420 million a year…

Working Families Party endorses Cynthia Nixon

Working Families Party endorses Cynthia Nixon

Actress Cynthia Nixon was endorsed for governor by the Working Families Party on Saturday – an expected embarrassment that rival Gov. Cuomo tried to sidestep by insisting he didn’t want the progressive party’s support anyway. “We have had it with corruption and…

Nixon has Cuomo scrambling on all fronts

Nixon has Cuomo scrambling on all fronts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to rush left, driven by the “Nixon Effect” — even though Cynthia Nixon trails him by more than 40 points in the polls. The latest: Just days after the challenger came out in favor of full pot legalization,…

Cuomo lays groundwork for legalizing marijuana

Cuomo lays groundwork for legalizing marijuana

Gov. Cuomo laid the groundwork Thursday for legalizing marijuana in New York, saying neighboring states already have, or are about to, so “for all intents and purposes it is going to be here anyway.” The governor’s comments were his strongest to date…

The ‘unified’ state Senate Democrats are anything but

The ‘unified’ state Senate Democrats are anything but

Officially, state Senate Democrats are all one big happy bunch again, now that the Independent Democratic Conference has dissolved, with its leader, Jeff Klein, becoming No. 2 in the unified caucus. But all the tensions that led to the split remain. Even…

Cuomo’s proposed crackdown on low-show judges fizzles out

Cuomo’s proposed crackdown on low-show judges fizzles out

Time clocks are not coming to New York’s judicial chambers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to have judges file time sheets to prove they’re putting in 40-hour weeks has died quietly. Lawmakers, citing separation of powers, didn’t go for the idea. And the…