You should know that today the New York State Senate will begin a public push to limit how Senate campaign funds can be spent. These campaign funds are donations from individuals and organizations given with the understanding that the candidate will use them as they see fit - like renting a car and paying for meals.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will be leading the cadre of elected officials that will be attending the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s Annual Banquet.
During this annual event, attended by more than 700 people, the honorees; Rev. Robert “Bob” Rodriguez, Rev. Rafael Reyes, Rev. Maritza Nelson, Rev. Erick Salgado, Rev. Joel Bauza and Rev. Mario Olivero will be receiving Proclamations from State Senator Ruben Diaz and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.
You should know that when Rudy Giuliani was the U.S Attorney for the Southern District, he was practically an unknown until he decided to go after elected officials, mostly in Bronx County. Former U.S Attorney Giuliani indicted Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia, Bronx Borough President Stanley Simon, Bronx County leader Stanley Friedman, and many others.
After learning about the difficult and embarrassing situation for which my senate colleague, Malcolm Smith is going through and after so many calls from members of the media asking for my comments I am herewith expressing my two cents.
You should know that out of so many Black and Hispanic elected officials in the New York State Legislature, this year, only two of them had the guts to show their complete dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew Cuomo by voting to reject every single part of the Governor’s Budget.