Governor Cuomo has until the end of this week to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. His choices include the reappointment of a Republican woman judge who currently holds the seat, and several Democratic alternatives.
Stepped up security at railroad and other mass transit systems was announced by Governor Cuomo and New Jersey’s Governor Christie, saying it’s “absolutely necessary” but no there’s specific terror threat.
Reform groups are split over the merits of a November ballot item to change the way new legislative and congressional districts are drawn in New York.
Some groups see the amendment as an opportunity to finally end rampant gerrymandering of Senate and Assembly districts in New York. But others fear it would just solidify legislative control of a process that allows legislative leaders to draw districts that suit their own political interests.