ALBANY—The new license plates will still trickle out, but the money the state was hoping to gain from a mandatory re-issue is still gone, David Paterson said.
“I’m just not going to put it in the budget. They didn’t address it, but I’m not going to put it in the budget. In other words, that’s Read More
ALBANY—Fiscally, New York is in a “state of emergency,” David Paterson said this morning, and legislators need to accept responsibility and tell the public the hard truth.
“There is a significant representation that does care, but as much as they can, they are going to have to fight off the distraction from all of Read More
ALBANY—County Clerks are starting whip up a furor about the provision tucked into the state budget requiring motorists to buy new license plates–at a cost of $25–launching an online petition against the measure.
Paterson, whose spokesman said the movement was people “trying to score cheap political points” was asked about the Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson, ever the friend of the White House, just attacked the Obama administration’s decision to restrict bonus pay with John Gambling on WOR.
“That probably cost New York $1 billion,” Paterson said. “And look, I’m not going to defend these people that run these companies. They’ve frittered away a lot of money Read More
A subdued tone on the mayor's radio show this morning after a firefighter died in the line of duty. From a transcript provided by City Hall:
John Gambling: Yes indeed, here we are on News Talk Radio 710 WOR. Friday John Gambling Show. Eight after 8 o’clock Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Studio 4. Good Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson's director of communications just swept through the LCA Room to deny a press release from State Senator Pedro Esapda Jr. which claimed the governor recognized him as the president pro tempore of the State Senate.
"Absolutely not," Kauffmann said.
Espada Jr. was sworn in to the post during a floor Read More
When asked about the legality of rescinding the $400 rebate check to homeowners, Michael Bloomberg said this morning, “There’s a judge that’s going to decide that, but in any case, it doesn’t have to go out right now.”
Bloomberg, speaking during his weekly radio appearance with host John Gambling, went on to say, “Even if Read More
Here are some highlights from Michael Bloomberg’s weekly radio interview with WOR’s John Gambling this morning.
In discussing the fiscal crisis, Bloomberg said the city is obligated to balance its budget each year and cannot hold onto surpluses because it’s prohibited from creating a rainy-day fund.
Gambling said, “That doesn’t make much sense, does Read More
The vote on whether to change term limits legislatively will take place next week.
That’s according to an exchange Michael Bloomberg had with radio host John Gambling this morning. Before asking the mayor if he was confident that the bill would pass the City Council, Gambling asked, “They take a vote next week, correct?”
“Yep,” Read More
Yesterday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that he would be open to reinstating the commuter tax.
The timing struck some people as unusual, since it gives Republicans an issue use against Democrats who are running for competitive State Senate seats, with only weeks to go before the election. (A poll earlier this week Read More