Amazon is coming to New York City. The retail behemoth, whose CEO Jeff Bezos is a multi-billionaire, is getting a record amount of tax breaks to open a headquarters in Queens. Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a rare jovial news conference on Tuesday to lay out the specifics and celebrate their get. But not everyone is offering such a warm welcome to the company.
We discuss this and more with the political Insiders. John McArdle worked as communications director to three Republican majority leaders in the state Senate. He's now at Capitol Communications. Morgan Hook was a top aide to Democrat Governor David Paterson. He is now a senior vice president at SKDKnickerbocker.