Articles on the Constitution by Jimmy Vielkind

News Coverage:

Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 ALBANY — Mayors of some fiscally stressed upstate cities worry that relief proposals Gov. Andrew Cuomo included in his budget proposal won't go far enough. 
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Capital Confidential
Jimmy Vielkind
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Several Democratic and liberal activists are publicly calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to endorse State Senate hopeful Cecilia Tkaczyk, something the popular Democratic standard bearer has shown no interest in doing.
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Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Good morning! Wet weather will return. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will tour sites developed by the North Country Regional Economic Council, and end his day in Albany. Sandra Fluke will join Sean Patrick Maloney today in Newburgh. Assembly Minority Leader Brian...
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Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Monday, July 23, 2012
 ALBANY — For those seeking the history of Andrew Cuomo's tenure as attorney general through the State Archives, be advised: Members of the governor's staff may go over the material before you arrive, review it after you leave and...
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Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Thursday, April 5, 2012
 A sharp-eyed follower of legal briefs noticed something interesting in last week’s reply papers in the still-simmering redistricting lawsuit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retained outside counsel. 
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Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Thursday, April 5, 2012
ALBANY — While voters' love affair with Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues, a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University struck a note of concern: 76 percent of those surveyed are bothered by a lack of transparency...
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Capital Confidential
Jimmy Vielkind
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
“Do you realize that people in New York State can give campaign contributions in New York State political races that are 12 times the legal limit for gifts to the president of the United States?” Said Fritz Schwarz, chief counsel at NYU...
The article is relevant because it discusses how political donors, through NY LEAD (New York Leadership for Accountable Government), have banded together to press for broad campaign finance reform.
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Times Union
Jimmy Vielkind
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
 A federal judge called for a legal special master tooversee the state’s redistricting process, responding to a legal challenge to the process currently controlled by a legislative task force called LATFOR. (DN/NYT) 
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Opinion Editorial:

Capital Confidential
Jimmy Vielkind
Thursday, June 13, 2013
As the legislative session closes, some advocates are wondering whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wholly committed to pushing through some of the marquee agenda items he introduced in the last two weeks. 
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