Michelle Obama was sent a letter by city lawmakers inviting her to testify here in favor of requiring paid sick days for workers.
The first lady recently embraced paid sick days in a talk with the business leaders, according to the Times.
In the November 12 letter, the lawmakers said, “We believe that Read More
Ongoing fluidity notwithstanding, it seems safe to assume that once their heads stop spinning, the state (and maybe national) Democrats will make it a serious priority to make both Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate into former elected officials.
The senators, who cost the Democrats support of the State Senate by crossing the aisle Read More
Here’s City Councilwoman Melinda with a bunch of City Council members who are endorsing her campaign for city comptroller.
The Katz campaign gathered outside City Hall for a very public photo-op in an effort to offset the notion that John Liu is the only candidate in the race with diverse support.
Haile Rivera, who once won a dinner with Barack Obama, emailed supporters to say he’s dropping out of the race to unseat City Councilwoman Maria Baez of the Bronx.
“I’ve decided to pursue a position in the administration. Not that there’s an offer, but it’s hard to do two things at the same Read More
Last week, Council member Annabel Palma was fined $30,000 by the city’s Campaign Finance Board for essentially having 1199 SEIU run her 2003 campaign. The union, the CFB said, illegally coordinated with the campaign, providing in-kind contributions in excess of local limits.
Palma told me she’s happy just to pay up and Read More
I just got off the phone with the executive director of the city Campaign Finance Board, Amy Loprest, whose agency found that Larry Seabrook’s purchase of things like furniture for his campaign one day before his re-election wasn’t really a legal use of the taxpayer dollars he received from the matching-funds program.
On Monday, the City Council will hold a hearing on the 421-a housing development program, which regulates the ratio of market-rate housing to “affordable” housing that need to be built on-site in order to qualify for tax breaks.
The main bills being considered on the subject are Speaker Christine Quinn’s and Council member Annabel Palma’s. Read More