The election is long since over, but Carl Paladino continued to keep the hear on Andrew Cuomo, accusing him in a Facebook post published today that slammed him for accepting a plea deal from former Comptroller Alan Hevesi and going above the head of the state’s judicial system. The release accuses Cuomo of corruption during his Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/25/11 6:17pm
In the wake of Glenn Beck’s comparison of the Bronx Co-op City to a failed socialist state and American Idol’s unflattering portrayal of the borough, Bronx nonprofit group Bronxnet has released a music video with an “Original Bronx Anthem” calling on borough residents to support and defend their neighborhood.
The video, Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/25/11 5:02pm
Governor Cuomo went on Talk 1300′s Fred Dickers show today to discuss Medicaid reform and opposition from Assembly Democrats, saying the opponents of his reform plan just want to preserve the status quo.
A particular target was Richard Gottfried, the chairman of the Assembly Health Committee and a member of Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign task force. Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/25/11 2:45pm
Wisconsin Assembly members passed the controversial bill this morning that would limit bargaining rights for public-sector unions. Predicting a nasty Senate fight in 3…2…1…
State Sen. John J. Flanagan has a bill that would make it easier to figure out which teachers to dismiss under a merit-based system.
American Federation of Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/25/11 12:36am
Governor Andrew Cuomo officially accepted a plan submitted by his Medicaid Redesign Team today that proposed a total of $2.3 billion in Medicaid savings for FY2011-12, half of which are tied to reform measures.
The task force is a 27-member team comprised of state legislators, agency officials, and representatives from organizations representing hospitals, patients, and Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/24/11 9:47pm
City Councilman Jumaane Williams slammed both the Bloomberg and Cuomo administrations at a rally for rent regulations today at City Hall, saying that those in power do not care about the middle-class or the poor.
“What they’re saying is that they don’t want to tax the rich people, but they’ll tax the middle class and Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/24/11 5:43pm
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has released a Year One Action Report detailing de Blasio’s successes in protecting elections, public school parents, and tenants during his first year in the position.
De Blasio, whose name is already being thrown around as a potential mayoral candidate for 2013, championed homelessness and public education as chief causes Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/24/11 2:58pm
It seems that city residents like public school teachers, but aren’t particularly fond of the teachers’ unions. An overwhelming 85 percent of New York voters feel that teacher layoffs should be based on merit as opposed to seniority, a recent Quinnipiac University poll found.
Most voters felt that the unions did not improve New York’s educational Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/24/11 2:42pm
Bloomberg is going to replace light fixtures that contain the toxic chemical PCB in 772 city schools.
Lawmakers are criticizing the PCB removal plan.
Multi-home New York taxpayers who spend more than 183 days per year in New York City: consider yourselves warned.
A Vatican advisor said Cuomo shouldn’t Read More
By Amanda Sterling 2/18/11 12:17am
The “Mayor Edward I. Koch Municipal Building“-does it roll off the tongue?
Someone is seriously underestimating how well we know Bloomberg.
Bill Clinton told New Yorkers at the Wired for Change conference today that he sent a grand total of two emails while in office. Hmmmmm.
Comptroller DiNapoli thinks Read More