I’m going to change everything you believe about HUD.
I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office.
I think naturally my orientation is from my father.
I’m a Queens boy at the end of the day.
A governor can be a very good friend to people. A governor can be a formidable force.
I’m a harsh critic of the status quo.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
I am against the death penalty.
My father was against the death penalty, and that was hard in the Son of Sam summer when fear was driving the desire for the death penalty.
The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development.
Flooding damage is not customary for New York, especially downstate.
There are 10,000 local governments in the state of New York. Ten thousand! Town, village, lighting district, water district, sewer district, a special district to count the other districts in case you missed a district.
People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.
Climate change is a controversial subject, right? People will debate whether there is climate change… that’s a whole political debate that I don’t want to get into. I want to talk about the frequency of extreme weather situations, which is not political.
There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.