"Covering New York State politics from the late 1950s to the late 1990s, Peter Slocum offers frank - and not always flattering - stories from more than fifty political players, while Hy Rosen's editorial cartoons paint a portrait of the Empire State as it soared under the grand dreams of Rockefeller, nearly went bust in the aftermath, and struggled to bounce back in the nineties. Interviews with Governors Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, and George Pataki; New York City mayors Ed Koch and John Lindsay; and Senators Alfonse D'Amato and Daniel Patrick Moynihan highlight this powerful look at four decades of political ups and downs in Albany."
The Governor of New York, the State's chief executive, prepares the state's executive budget, oversees execution and enforcement of state laws and acts as Commander-in-Chief of New York's military and naval forces. Governor George E. Pataki is our State's 53rd chief executive and was elected to office in 1994. -- http://www.state.ny.us/
The New York State Legislature, established in 1777, is composed of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly.
The 61 member New York State Senate in Albany votes on legislative proposals and constitutional amendments, nominations made by the Governor for the filling of certain State and judicial offices, and sits at times as a court of impeachment. -- http://www.senate.state.ny.us/
The New York State Board of Elections enforces all laws relating to elections in New York State. The Board is also responsible for regulating disclosure and limitations of a Fair Campaign Code intended to govern campaign practices. -- http://www.elections.state.ny.us/