ALBANY—David Paterson is effectively daring the State Senate not to convene next week for a special session to address a mid-year budget deficit.
“The state senate had better show up to the special session, and I haven’t any indication that they’ve said they’re not coming,” Paterson told Brian Lehrer on WNYC. “I Read More
In Washington, Democrats won the White House and expanded their control of Congress. Albany is run by a Democratic governor, Democratic Assembly leader and a Democratic Senate majority leader. Everywhere New Yorkers look, Democratic dominion is spreading.
Except in New York City.
The city may be a bastion of American liberalism, where Read More
On February 25, the day Michael Bloomberg meets with Republican County leaders, members of the Democrat-controlled Assembly will consider a bill to block the term-limits extension that allows Bloomberg to run for a third term.
The bill is sponsored by Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn.
Here’s info on that bill, courtesy of a helpful Read More
More from intern Glenna Goldis at the Council term-limits hearings:
The second set of testimony on term limits today included Comptroller Bill Thompson, who yesterday said he would run for mayor even if it meant challenging Bloomberg. Several times, the audience began to clap but then stifled itself to avoid censure from the chair. Read More
More from intern Glenna Goldis at the Council term-limits hearings: The second set of testimony on term limits today included Comptroller Bill Thompson, who yesterday said he would run for mayor even if it meant challenging Bloomberg. Several times, the audience began to clap but then stifled itself to avoid censure from the chair. Read More
I just came across this video of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaking at a forum in Brooklyn recently (according to the YouTube user, it was on May 31).
Jeffries slams the mayor for promoting so much development in the city, and jokes that there should be a movie called “Development Gone Wild," which Jeffries says Read More
Here’s Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn inadvertently igniting a "Yes we can" chant during a rally for Barack Obama on the steps of City Hall yesterday. Read More
How many black elected officials from Brooklyn were at the rally for Barack Obama on the City Hall steps this afternoon?
Enough that State Senator Bill Perkins of Harlem muttered to himself at the podium, “Oh man, we’re going to have to mix this up a bit.” He then introduced state Senator Eric Adams–who’s from Read More
When Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his support for the Democratic candidate on the day before this week’s election for district attorney on Staten Island—the only competitive race in the whole city—he did so via press release.
He did not hold a press conference with the candidate, and he didn’t visit the district to campaign. Read More
Roger Stone doesn’t think much of the suggestion (based on my reading of a Weekly Standard story) that he had any role in drumming up a controversy over the fact that Eliot Spitzer’s father and MTA nominee Dale Hemmerdinger were members of the racially un-diverse Harmonie Club. Hemmerdinger’s membership became a contentious political Read More