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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hiring spree of “special assistants” cost taxpayer’s $33.8 million during fiscal 2016-2017, the latest year for which information is available. Does one person really need 347 special assistants?  Maybe they were hired to do this.   Oh, the article says his campaign obtained the names of students who scored one of the state’s new Excelsior Scholarships and solicited them to appear in an ad promoting Cuomo’s re-election.  I guess they were not aware of this:  Federal law requires government and universities to protect students’ personal information and records.  Leave it to the Governor to ignore the laws he doesn’t support and do what he pleases.

The NY Post editorial opines on Gov. Cuomo’s three-card monte payroll game.

Crain’s NY lets us know that a major state contractor stuffed Cuomo's campaign coffers.

Then there is this:  Winklevoss Twins Donate $100K to Cuomo Weeks Before Being Awarded State Zcash Approval.

Take back New York, help Marc Molinaro get his message out any way you can.

The Buffalo News editorial writes that Molinaro’s push on state ethics reform gets their vote!  (Ours also.)

Donations to rogue Democrats may have been illegal: Board of Elections investigator

I think I’ll file this under “Do as I say, not as I do,” right Mayor de Blasio?

E. J. McMahon brings us up to date on SALT’s NY effect.  

Angelo Codevilla opines on diplomacy 101 versus politics writ small. 

Seriously, Chicago?  You don’t have enough problems already?

Exposed: The Ignorance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Betsy McCaughey writes Demagogues Aim To Sink Kavanaugh

This will be filed under  "Good News" better news if it passes in November. 

We already knew this: Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals.  

Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams.