Byron Brown

  • Columns

    September 22, 2010

    Carl Paladino's Carefully Crazy Act

    How many nuts win multimillion-dollar state leases?

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Bloomberg Asks Gov for Money; Other Mayors Content with Taxes, Fines

    After the "withdrawal" of Bloomberg ally Caroline Kennedy, and slightly in advance of leaks that Kirsten Gillibrand would go to the Senate instead, Governor Paterson caught some flak from Mayor Bloomberg. Bloomberg complained about the $646 million that the Paterson cut from state funds to the city, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Caroline Kennedy's One-Stop Shopping Trip

    Photo via diggersf (cc) Hiring a top political consultant is a little like hiring a literary agent: If your book is half-way decent you can count on some favorable and helpful blurbs for the book jacket from the agent's other well-known clients. This logrolling approach appears to be working nicel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Paterson's Possible Picks: The Short List

    In the state chief executive business, this is as good as it gets: Governor-by-default David Paterson will now get to pick not only a United States Senator to replace the now-official Secretary of State nominee, Hillary Clinton, but the state's top judge as well. No governor in recent history has ... More >>