With Bill de Blasio now leading the mayor’s race and less than two weeks to go before the primary, his top rivals are attacking as hard as they can to try and tear him down.
The negative hit today? Lobbyists.
Following a Daily News report this morning detailing Mr. de Blasio’s series of undisclosed meetings with lobbyists, including the sometimes-controversial real estate developer Extell, Mr. de Blasio’s two main Democratic opponents launched into action.
The city’s Lobbying Commission is meeting tonight at 6PM at 22 Reade Street, according to a reader who received Read More
The New York Civil Liberties Union took advantage of the holiday spirit of love today and published a Valentine’s Day poem in support of same-sex marriage legislation: “Republicans are red, /Democrats are blue, /But love transcends political parties, /We know this is true.” Catchy, kinda of!
The poem comes with a message to the group’s Read More
Once a bastion of indie cred, the high-frequency trading industry is now shedding its cool underground status in favor of openly paying politicians in hopes of avoiding a regulatory crackdown. Following last week’s midterm elections, the impact is already being felt. Bloomberg reports:
Closely held companies with undisclosed profits and obscure names like Getco LLC, Read More
Moms Rising, a four year old advocacy organization dedicated to building “a more family friendly America,” is emailing its more than 1 million members and urging them to call Council Speaker Christine Quinn to urge her to pass the Paid Sick Leave Act.
The letter states that, “Speaker Quinn has been refusing to Read More
Saturday’s New York Times and much of our local media have been calling attention to the amazing amount of money that Mike Bloomberg is spending on his reelection campaign. In the end, he will spend between $100 million and $150 million on his personal stimulus program for New York’s political consultant and media industry. He Read More