Aaron Renn, CityLab
In 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to build a $15 million film studio near upstate Syracuse, promising 350 high tech jobs. It was one of his many plans to revive the economies of upstate communities with state tax dollars. The facility, in an implausible location for filmmaking, was a flop that attracted little activity, and it was handed off to local government last year for the sum of $1. Read more here....
Ed Yardeni & Melissa Tagg, MarketWatch
King of New York
By taking control of Manhattan streets, Governor Cuomo proves himself the state’s modern master of power.