Governor Paterson has proposed scrapping Empire Zones, the state’s $600 million-a-year business subsidy program, and replacing it with an entirely new structure of incentives. Included: A new initiative that would compete with New Jersey’s subsidy programs, which are often credited with luring financial and other companies across the Hudson.
The governor’s plan, put together Read More
The New York City financial industry is less than pleased about proposals floating around Congress to significantly curb the size and influence of major banking companies.
The Partnership for New York City, a group representing the city’s largest businesses, today sent a letter to the New York Congressional delegation pushing back against the proposals, Read More
ALBANY—Some hospital executives this morning made their case to Richard Ravitch about how they think money could be saved in a coming package that will bridge a mid-year deficit.
"The point was to say, in health, which is one of the big areas, how are we going to approach it with Washington so Read More
Among the officials and power brokers Caroline Kennedy has met with over the last few days is Kathryn Wylde, a Bloomberg ally who is president of pro-business Partnership for New York City.
Unsurprisingly, it seems to have gone well.
"Caroline Kennedy does not fit the dilettante or elitist stereotype that is widely portrayed," Wylde said Read More
The Partnership for New York City, the main advocacy group for the financial industry and major real estate owners in the city, has a less than rosy outlook for the New York City economy, particularly for the banks.
An excerpt from the prepared testimony of Kathy Wylde, the group’s president, at an Assembly hearing today: Read More
“Oh God,” said Kathy Wylde when I told her I wanted to talk about Wall Street.
Wylde, president of the pro-business civic group Partnership for New York City just finished testifying to the Ravitch Commission on M.T.A. financing on Washington Square South.
“There’s a fundamental change in Wall Street. Their business model has been Read More
Christine Quinn's office just announced the people she'll place on the 17-member panel considering congestion pricing, wihch, as Liz noted earlier, is good news for congestion pricing supporters. Quinn's members are:
Andrea Batista Schlesinger of the Drum Major Institute, who supports the plan.
Edwin C. Reed, CFO of the Greater Allen Read More
One of the first times Christine Quinn was ever mentioned in a newspaper, it was for promising to take her shirt off in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral while marching in the Gay Pride Parade. “I have never gone topless in my life, and I and my friends plan to do it.” That was 1995. Read More
The Sun’s David Lombino gives further evidence that the one development project that once had all friends and no enemies is forcing people to choose sides, this time with business groups pushing for a delay and Gov. Pataki pushing forward:
The president of the Partnership for New York City, Kathryn Wylde, said the state’s Read More
“We were let down by everybody,” recalled lobbyist A.J. Castelbuono. “Everybody seemed to be heading toward the witness-protection program and the Assembly was nowhere to be found. The Senate was nowhere to be found. The administration was nowhere to be found. The transit interests were nowhere to be found and a lot of the major Read More