Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Cynthia Nixon says she would 'absolutely' legalize marijuana if elected governor

Cynthia Nixon says she would 'absolutely' legalize marijuana if elected governor

Nixon, wearing a black and white printed top and black pencil skirt, took a moment to show off her Paul Andrew heels on the show's "shoe cam", saying, "It's really fun to dress up, but if you saw me in everyday life, I don't quite look like this". "Black women are going to stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn't show up for them", Nixon said. "It is tough", Nixon said. "But I have to say when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo".

Nixon's made recent headlines for her support to legalize marijuana, noting there is "such an appetite for real progressive change in NY state".

They also talked about black women, a group that Nixon believes " they are the cornerstone and the backbone of the Democratic Party".

Her comment came after she mentioned that Andrea Stewart-Cousins wasn't included in weeks of closed-door talks that led to last Sunday's passage of the budget.

Williams delved right into Nixon's overall goals for NY and why she has chosen a different career path. Nixon addressed her decision to run for governor of NY and her prior status as a celebrity.

She wasn't included in the so-called "four men in a room" negotiations in which Cuomo, the Democratic Assembly speaker, the leader of Senate Republicans and the leader of a breakaway Democratic faction hammered out a $168.3billion spending plan.

Nixon, who has never held an elected office, is challenging Cuomo for the Democratic Party nomination in September's primary.

There was no immediate response to Nixon's comments from the Cuomo administration.

Nixon discussed gun control too, saying there's more the state of NY could be doing. "If you want it done you actually have to get in there yourself", she said. 'And I think that's what you see with me'.

Still, Nixon has not forgotten her TV roots or her time on the iconic HBO show Sex and the City.

And Nixon didn't limit her critical eye to politics.

The village's municipal water supply and private wells were contaminated by a toxic chemical known as PFOA.

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