The Post Standard sounds like it doesn't want its mayor to go down the tubes and is sort of defending Mayor Stephanie Miner for her criticisms of Governor Cuomo's budget proposals as they relate to cities.
The paper says the Mayor can be confrontational but is part of a bipartisan coalition in CNY including County Administrator Joanie Mahoney and the Sen. John DeFrancisco, both ostensibly Republicans.
There are systemic problems in upstate cities and no one is better positioned to lobby on the issue is the Lt. Governor Bob Duffy who is the former mayor of Rochester.
Cuomo-Miner: Beyond the sparks of the dispute, Upstate cities that don't work | syracuse.com