Delivering the keynote to Newsweek’s Second Annual Global Environmental Leadership, the day after the pillar of his sustainability plan failed, Michael Bloomberg briefly chastised the New York State Assembly before reminding the conference that there are more components to PlaNYC than congestion pricing.
Here’s an excerpt:
“But unfortunately, as most of you know, Read More
Albany County District Attorney David Soares’ office just made a partial release of his report on Troopergate. The announcement gives these caveats: "Due to the terms of the limited waiver agreements executed by the District Attorney and the Executive Chamber, we are unable to release the complete analysis until privilege issues of first Read More
Eliot Spitzer proposed in his State of the State Address in January that the Triborough Bridge be renamed for the late New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, one of the fallen governor’s fiercest opponents, has introduced a bill to do just that [last item] . Read More
David Paterson just nominated a new superintendent of state police, retired State Police Colonel Harry Corbitt.
At a press conference in his Midtown office, Paterson declined to say the nomination is in any way connected to the state police involvement in Eliot Spitzer’s effort to discredit Joe Bruno.
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It’s another good day for congestion pricing, as Joe Bruno introduced a bill in the State Senate to correspond with David Paterson’s announced support for the measure. Once again, the mayor has praise for the budding pro-congestion-charge (pro-Bloomberg?) axis in Albany: “Senator Bruno and his conference are once again demonstrating their commitment to the people Read More
Darren Dopp, wearing a jacket and tie, talks to a few reporters in the L.G.A. (Legislative Correspondents Association), just like old times. Read More
After David Paterson spoke, reporters had a large and lengthy scrum with Christine Anderson (Eliot Spizer’s director of communications, who is expected to stay on for the time being), who fielded every question–some as many as three times).
Things we learned:
There may be "one reception or two" on Monday in honor of Read More
If Governor Spitzer is forced to resign, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson would be given the governor’s seat for the remainder of Mr. Spitzer’s term, which ends in 2010.
From the constitution:
In case of the removal of the governor from office or of his or her death or resignation, the lieutenant-governor shall become governor Read More
From the State Senate Majority press office:
Barbara Bruno, wife of Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, died today at their home in Brunswick at the age of 77. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
They had been married 57 years. Barbara Bruno was the mother of four children and had seven grandchildren. Services Read More
Tom DiNapoli just released a report saying that the New York Racing Association, which Eliot Spitzer recommended be allowed to continue running three of the state’s horse-racing facilities, “continually misinterpreted the mathematical formula for calculating the franchise fee and shortchanged taxpayers.”
Joe Read More