Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Kips Bay Showhouse President’s Dinner. April 21, 2011 (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)
Taxes: Don’t raise them on the rich; “deficits matter” says Bloomberg. [FoxNews.com]
Taxes: S&P’s downgrading is a “warning” to America, says Bloomberg. [Glenn Thrush]
Taxes: There’s a bipartisan failure to Read More
Republicans in Albany aren’t too keen on the idea of State Senator Andrew Lanza giving up his seat to challenge Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon, the possibility of which has been reported.
“Don’t believe everything you hear,” Senate G.O.P. spokesman John McCardle told me. Read More
ALBANY—Does anyone like this deficit deal? Anyone?
Below are the roll calls from the State Assembly, where a measure to offer amnesty to delinquent taxpayers passed with only two dissenters—Republicans Jim Hayes and Will Barclay. The two other bills comprising the deficit reduction plan passed 106-32, largely, though not completely, Read More
ALBANY—There’s a computer shortage in the State Senate because federal investigators seized over 100 terminals in connection with their investigation of former Majority Leader Joe Bruno, whose trial is now underway.
“Due to the allegations against former majority leader Joe Bruno, the feds confiscated a number of Senate computers, which left the Read More
ALBANY—The Monserrate Inquisition Panel will meet Monday night.
State Senator Eric Schneiderman told me by phone that the meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m., will be organizational and will provide an opportunity to introduce Daniel Alonso, the attorney who will serve as the committee’s counsel, to members. Schneiderman also said that Republican on Read More
Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat is also calling for State Senator Hiram Monserrate to resign, but said it is a “point of weakness” that the Inquisition Panel formed last week to ponder charges against him contains no Latino members.
“Given what has happened, Senator Monserrate is no longer able to effectively serve his constituents, or the Read More
ALBANY—Just before 8 p.m. last night, the State Senate finally came into session to confirm several judges to their slots. Like most things the body does, it was not free of inter-party rancor.
The first nominee was Richard Dollinger, a former Democratic senator and formerly failed judicial candidate from the Rochester area, who watched Read More
ALBANY—Just before 8 p.m. last night, the State Senate finally came into session to confirm several judges to their slots. Like most things the body does, it was not free of interparty rancor.
The first nominee was Richard Dollinger, a former Democratic senator and formerly failed judicial candidate from the Rochester Read More
ALBANY—Democrats in the State Senate say they're walking away from legislation extending Michael Bloomberg's control of the New York City school system.
"We said we are dealing with non-controversial bills," said Senator John Sampson, a Democratic leader and an opponent of mayoral control. "In our conference, mayoral control is a controversial issue andRead More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said after meeting with undecided state lawmaker she feels “very optimistic” that same-sex marriage legislation will eventually pass.
In a brief telephone interview on her way back from Albany, Quinn told me she met with Democratic Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson of the Bronx and George Onorato of Queens, Republican State Read More