Eliot Brown reports that Michael Bloomberg’s former deputy mayor, Dan Doctoroff, has hired Eliot Spitzer’s former state director of operations for a big job over at Bloomberg L.P. Read More
Paul Francis, the former state director of operations under Governors Spitzer and Paterson, has been picked up by Bloomberg LP to take a top job in the company’s Financial Products group, a Bloomberg spokeswoman confirmed. Put another way: Dan Doctoroff, formerly Michael Bloomberg’s influential deputy mayor and now Bloomberg LP’s president, hired last week a Read More
Paul Francis, the director of State Operations for Governors Paterson and Spitzer, has resigned, the governor’s office announced today. In the Paterson administration, Mr. Francis provided oversight to many key development projects in the state, trying to sort out the mess at Moynihan Station, among others.
Former colleagues generally held him in high regard Read More
I just got off the phone a few minutes ago with Paul Francis, Eliot Spitzer’s top aide and newly minted director of operations. Francis said he doubts the capital budget from last year will be settled by the time the governor presents his executive budget on January 22 next year.
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Some of Eliot Spitzer’s budget decisions are not going down so well in Westchester.
Here’s part of a dramatically worded letter sent today by Democratic Assembly members from Westchester to Paul Francis, the governor’s budget director, about the new school funding formula:
“We racked our brains to find a single example of the use of Read More
Eliot Spitzer is giving his budget presentation to reporters, with budget director Paul Francis and the budget staff on hand.
One line that caught my attention so far is how Spitzer described funding that some health care institutions received so far. He described is as a “pipeline, almost an unending pipeline of state largess.”
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Alan Hevesi responds to his settlement with the AG’s office by saying that most of the chauffering for his wife was “related to her security.”
Here is a calendar of state employees who chauffeured Hevesi’s wife, and how the AG’s office came up with their Read More
At 8 a.m., the Campaign for Fiscal Equity has a breakfast forum at the Yale Club.
Starting at 8:20 a.m., former governors Bill Weld and Jim Florio join incoming state budget director Paul Francis at a panel discussion on “Governing Change: Policy, Politics and the Spitzer Administration” at The New School.
At 9 a.m., the Read More
Here’s Eliot Spitzer’s newly announced transition team:
Rich Baum, executive director
Paul Francis, policy director
Francine James, appointment director
Peter Goldmark, Jr
They’re accepting resumes here.
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More interesting than anything Tom Suozzi said at a Crain’s breakfast this morning, I’m told, were a couple of the faces in the audience.
First, there was Mario Cuomo, who doesn’t often show up at this sort of thing.
Also at the table of former Cuomo aide and lobbyist Tonio Burgos Read More