Bill De Blasio was sworn in as mayor and progressives swooned - income inequality would be solved by this weekend and it was fashionable to bash the thieving rich!
But here's a plot twist - back in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading in a different direction, attempting to bolster his upstate and national stature by posing as a Republican:
Cuomo Proposes $2 Billion in Tax Cuts
ALBANY — Sounding a refrain that will most likely echo through his re-election campaign this year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a sweeping $2 billion tax relief proposal, a catchall of cuts for property and business owners, renters and upstate manufacturers.
The announcement, a peek into his goals for the coming legislative session, carried an unmistakable and oft-repeated message: New York’s reputation as a high-tax state cannot be tolerated, and tax reductions will be among his top priorities.
Hmm. Of course, this means it will be even harder for Cuomo to end his straddling and further alienate the left by approving fracking in New York.
The Times has more on the De Blasio/Cuomo divergence.