Shortly before Bill Thompson left the New York City comptroller’s office, he granted a handful of raises to employees who, like him, would not be employed at 1 Centre Street after December 31, 2009.
A source told me Thompson froze salaries in 2008 for about 111 employees, who all made Read More
This afternoon, in the wake of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s weekend appearance at the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, her campaign rolled out the endorsement of former city comptroller and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, who Ms. Gillibrand supported in his mayoral run last year.
“I was impressed with how Read More
At about the same time Hiram Monserrate will be at federal court filing a lawsuit to halt his expulsion from the State Senate, and prevent a March 15 special election to replace him, those who do support the decision to expel him will be having their own meeting.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other Read More
A reader sends along an invitation to a January 26 education event with Bill Thompson, who is so far the only announced 2013 candidate for mayor. (Though others may be preparing for it too.)
Here’s the invite:
Education Voters invites you to join them for a discussion with
Former New Read More
After watching Bill Thompson’s friends call him “Billy” throughout the campaign, and hearing about all the problems Governor David Paterson is having getting people to stop using his underdog first name, new Comptroller John Liu has upped the level of decorum in the office. According to a new directive, employees are required to Read More
Basking in the glory of having beat expectations in the 2009 mayor’s race, Bill Thompson is now announcing plans for another bid in 2013. It’s easy to consider him the front-runner, but running from his position is difficult.
Just ask Jef Pollock, who advised the another former Democratic mayoral candidate who did well in one Read More
As was expected, reported, revised, and now confirmed, Rudy Giuliani won’t run for anything in 2010.
What does that mean for Kirsten Gillibrand?
“Her path is now cleared,” one Democratic operative “enthused” to the Daily News.
Is it? Mr. Giuliani’s decision clears the way for almost any Democrat to trounce a Read More
Here’s a letter dated today from the current city comptroller and the incoming one, expressing their mutual “concern” about Michael Bloomberg’s “recent and troubling acknowledgement” of hidden bank accounts.
The letter, from outgoing Bill Thompson and incoming John Liu, seek to put the blame for the accounts on Bloomberg’s administration (who have Read More
Kirsten Gillibrand is getting some criticism for not speaking up when Chuck Schumer turned to her and referred to a stewardess as a “bitch.”
It’s not unlike the criticism Bill Thompson faced when, at a public event he organized, one speaker referred to Christine Quinn as a “whore.”
One person critical of Read More
ALBANY—Two polls released today attempt to parse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s political standing, and offer somewhat different findings with the same basic message: she’s not that strong.
The first question pollsters examined was whether the senator could survive a primary—most all of the Democrats who had pondered running against her, including Jon Cooper, have since Read More