Last week, Council member Annabel Palma was fined $30,000 by the city’s Campaign Finance Board for essentially having 1199 SEIU run her 2003 campaign. The union, the CFB said, illegally coordinated with the campaign, providing in-kind contributions in excess of local limits.
Palma told me she’s happy just to pay up and Read More
The John Whitehead who ran for City Council – as opposed to the one who got yelled at by Eliot Spitzer — was fined $10,000 today by the city's Campaign Finance Board for “fraud and material misrepresentation.”
In total, Whitehead, who ran in the 42nd District in Brooklyn against Charles Read More
Some lobbyists have apparently been complaining the Council about the fact that they are now required to disclose their home addresses on documents they file with the Campaign Finance Board, citing safety concerns, according to an informed to an informed source.
At a hearing earlier today about a campaign finance bill, the head of the Read More
The Temporary Commission on the Future of New York State Power Programs for Economic Development meets at the Empire State Development Corporation.
New York City Campaign Finance Board meets at 40 Rector Street.
Latino AIDS activists protest plans to increase rent for disabled people with AIDS on the steps of City Hall.
The Domestic Violence Read More
In the morning, Madeline Albright will be honored by the New York Women’s Foundation at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The New York City Campaign Finance Board holds a public hearing at 40 Rector Street.
Frank Gehry will present his designs for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn at the Atlantic Center.
Justice Anthony Kennedy will Read More
If you’re following Gifford Miller‘s dance with the campaign finance law on what qualifies as a “petitioning expense,” this ruling from the Campaign Finance Board this morning can’t be good news for the Speaker:
“September 2, 2005 — The New York City Campaign Finance Board yesterday determined that expenditures for petition-gathers who Read More
Sitting on a park bench behind the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, his long legs stretched out in front of him, Fritz Schwarz seems entirely above the storm he’s provoked at the New York City Campaign Finance Board.
Yes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is unhappy with Mr. Schwarz’s plan to aid the opponents of self-financed billionaires, but Read More