The NYC Clerk’s Office is out with their annual report on lobbyists.
Quick notes: Suri Kasirer’s firm retain’s their top position; James Capalino’s team improves over last year’s (very) respectable showing; Bryan Cave (home of Ed Koch) moves up; Fried Frank Harris – the giant law firm which ranked No. 10 Read More
Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr. endorsed “my friend” Mark Green for public advocate, on the steps of City Hall this morning.
Vallone said the others running are qualified, “but not nearly as qualified,” as Green, who held the office for eight years.
Green spoke about his record of accomplishment and challenged the accomplishments Read More
In order for his proposal to extend term limits to become law, Michael Bloomberg needs the support of 26 members of the City Council. At the moment, only 14 members are on record saying they will vote in favor of the bill. Five of the undecideds—Alan Gerson, Jessica Lappin, James Oddo, Helen Sears, and Peter Read More
Intern Glenna Goldis is back at the term-limits hearing at City Hall this morning. She send this dispatch: Soon after a tame opening to the second day of term-limits hearings here in the Council chambers, two protesters sprang up from their seats and drowned out Peter Vallone, Sr., who was testifying. Holding a Read More
In case you need more evidence that term limits is the debate of the moment around City Hall, here’s a panel being held next month, featuring City Councilman Oliver Koppell and Ken Moltner.
Koppell is introducing legislation that would allow city lawmakers to serve three consecutive terms, instead of just two. Moltner is a spokesman Read More
If you’re interested in running for office, Peter Vallone, Sr. will teach you.
LaGuardia Community College is holding a series of events featuring Vallone on July 15, 22 and 29, beginning at 6 p.m. and running until 9:30 (late!). Read More
Here’s a nifty example of extra-campaign profile-boosting for a couple of local office-seekers, in the form of an ad for the family law firm Vallone & Vallone, from the Queens Gazette.
For the record, that’s Peter Vallone, Jr. on the left, who’s running for Queens borough president; his brother Read More
A reader passed along this fund-raising email pitch sent out by former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., who is helping his son, Paul Vallone, raise money for a City Council race in Bayside Queens.
The older Vallone, now a major lobbyist, wrote:
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So, how will today’s revelation affect Christine Quinn’s political future?
Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf said, “We’re required to give Speaker Quinn the benefit of the doubt, especially since she announced today she was the person who alerted law enforcement to the problem.”
“We don’t know the impact because we don’t know what will occur Read More