The Assembly just passed Sheldon Silver’s bill to extend mayoral control of public schools in New York City.
Eighteen members voted no. They were:
Alan Maisel, Hakeem Jeffries, William Colton, Jim Brennan, Peter Abbate, Nick Perry, Annette Robinson, all of Brooklyn; Jeff Aubry and Mark Weprin–who is running for City Council–both from Queens; Read More
In response to David Paterson’s call for billions of dollars in new budget cuts, Republican State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos put out a statement opposing the reduction of aid to local governments because, he says, it might force a rise in local property taxes.
Which the State Senate just voted to Read More
The shared district office of Assembly members Jim Brennan and Rhoda Jacobs may not be open on Saturdays, but somebody is doing brisk business there. Read More
There are a lot of different bills floating around state and federal governments these days proposing various reprieves for subprime borrowers in danger of foreclosure. One of the most far-reaching plans is a bill being pushed by two state legislators proposing a one-year moratorium on foreclosures in New York to allow at-risk mortgage holders to Read More
The co-chairs for Adolfo Carrion’s comptroller campaign will be former state comptroller H. Carl McCall and business executive Leo Hindrey Jr. of InterMedia Partners, the campaign announced this morning.
Hindrey, the former C.E.O. of the YES Network (which broadcasts Yankees games) also helped raise money for another Bronx politician seeking citywide office: Fernando Ferrer, Read More
Just as it did last year, Eliot Spitzer’s state budget proposes raising revenue partially by closing corporate tax loopholes. But Assemblyman Jim Brennan of Brooklyn, who is also running for city comptroller, isn’t confident in the governor’s approach, because last year’s loophole closures didn’t accomplish the stated goals.
I just ran into Councilman Simcha Felder on the City Hall steps and asked him about his possible bid for city comptroller.
He said he’s eyeing that seat first because, as a certified public accountant and tax auditor for a number of years, “I have a better understanding of numbers than most of Read More
Hakeem Jeffries, the state Assembly member-elect for the 57th district, which is ground zero for Atlantic Yards, did not sign on to his future colleagues’ demands to scale down the Forest City Ratner project, but he is speaking to Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver about it.
Jeffries told The Real Estate on Tuesday that he Read More