Elected officials want the M.T.A. to delay its approval next Wednesday of Atlantic Yards. Read More
At his campaign office opening this Sunday, City Comptroller candidate David Weprin announced he was endorsed by 20 current and former officials including former Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden and Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing.
Golden joins Fernando Ferrer of the Bronx and David Dinkins of Manhattan as co-chairs of the campaign.
The office Read More
The city comptroller’s race continues to shrink as Assemblyman Jim Brennan just announced he’s out of the race.
Brennan, who’s from Brooklyn, dropping off the ticket is a boon to City Councilman David Yassky, also from Brooklyn.
Another Brooklyn candidate, Simcha Felder, dropped out in June. That leaves Yassky competing most intensely for Read More
As part of his crusade to reform the state’s finances, Governor David Paterson outlined a proposal yesterday to cut an additional $1 billion from this year’s budget, plus $1.6 billion next year. Doing so put him at odds with fellow Democrats, and it’s unlikely to turn into a legislative coup for the governor. How Read More
Campaign finance filings for the city comptroller race show candidates getting ready for what looks like it will be one of the more competitive 2009 races. (The latest filing period is January 12 to July 11, 2008.)
According to a search of donations for those candidates between those dates:
David Weprin–$334,499 Read More
Since campaign finance numbers for city candidates are due tomorrow, a few have begun releasing them, including two candidates in the competitive comptroller’s race, David Yassky and Jim Brennan.
Yassky’s campaign said they raised almost $500,000 this period, from a total of 600 donors, bringing his cash-on-hand total to $1.25 million.
Jim Brennan’s campaign Read More
Here’s an invitation for a David Yassky fund-raiser tonight on the Upper West Side.
One of the event’s hosts is Andrew Tomback, a long-time Yassky contributor who has also given some money to Eric Gioia and, once, back in the day, to Alan Hevesi.
Other notable names include John Alschuler, who Read More
Citizens Union, a group that promotes government openness and transparency, is urging state lawmakers to pass congestion pricing.
But they also have some changes they’d like to see in the final bill.
Like Bill Thompson, the group wants to eliminate the discount that drivers who pay a toll prior to entering the Read More
Assemblyman Jim Brennan of Brooklyn, who is also running for city comptroller, introduced his own congestion pricing bill today. A spokesman, when asked, did not say whether he will support the plan as it is currently presented to lawmakers.
Brennan’s new bill would ensure the program comes up for renewal in three years, and Read More
A reader sent along this invitation for a May 1 awards dinner hosted by the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, a political club in Brooklyn. Among the honorees is the organization’s councilman, David Yassky, who is also a candidate for city comptroller.
It’s notable that the club is recognizing Yassky because, of the six likely candidates in Read More