Thingish Things

Running from the Bear

Fifty-two percent of New Yorkers told Siena pollsters this week that New York State is on the right track. Based on where we were  14 months ago, I’d say they are right. New York is moving in a far better direction than it was under Governor David Paterson and an inept Democratic-controlled state senate in […]

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Pre-Op Medicaid Redesign

You’ve got to be kidding me… New York State’s Medicaid Redesign Team is recommending to Governor Cuomo that transgender surgeries be paid for by Empire State taxpayers, according to a story today by intrepid New York Post scribe Carl Campanile. Governor Cuomo has not yet said what he will do about the proposal.  This comes from the […]

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New York as a Role Model?

Indiana, Wisconsin, and — yes, even New York — are cited as national bi-partisan roll models in this Chicago Tribune editorial today about Illinois’ reluctance to enact needed fiscal reforms. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels — who a lot of people, including me, were hoping would run for president — gets glowing reviews for his work.  He has actually engineered a surplus in the […]

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