David Paterson is making a big deal out of the budget crisis not because the New York is in dire straights, but because he’s “coming out” as governor, says Democratic Assemblyman Rory Lancman
“There’s no crisis right now," he told me in an interview this afternoon. "There’s a $600 million shortfall that the governor, through Read More
Assemblyman Rory Lancman of Queens has plenty of advice for Barack Obama about his upcoming trip to the Middle East, where
At about the 3:20 mark, Lancman says what’s important “for a person running for president of the United States– because they’re not running for prime minister of Israel–is to show they have a Read More
Assemblyman Rory Lancman of Queens sent a letter to Barack Obama asking him to “say loudly and clearly to the world” the words “Ani Yisraeli,” meaning “I am an Israeli.”
That unsolicited advice on “how to speak to my community” was sent by Lancman to Obama’s Washington office on June 29, in advance of Obama’s Read More
Now that the State Assembly has killed Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan, do its members fear any potential electoral consequences (as Kevin Sheekey suggested they should) from opposing a mayor with billions of dollars at his disposal?
They say no.
Democratic Assemblyman Jose Peralta of Queens said he thinks the Read More
A press release from the offices of New York State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Queens) and Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) offers some hope to New York journalists committed to "fearlessly expos[ing] the truth about terrorism and its enablers."
Below, the full text heralding "Libel Terrorism Protection Act," which is an Read More
Here are a couple of events that got left off our list yesterday.
A new political club in Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s district – which used to be represented by Brian McLaughlin before he was implicated in a contract-rigging scandal – is having its first meeting tonight in Fresh Read More
The city’s Independence Party, which is currently rallying around Lenora Fulani’s 2009 citywide race, is looking for fund-raisers. A reader passed on this help wanted ad from Craigslist, which says, “The New York City Independence Party is seeking energetic callers for 6 week fundraising drive, with possibility Read More
Shortly before Christine Quinn announced her appointment of congestion pricing supporters to a government panel reviewing the issue, one critic warned that any perception of stacking the panel would undermine the panel's credibility.
Assemblyman Rory Lancman, of Queens, said “This is already a plan the public is not happy with. The legislature Read More
If you don’t have time to read the 186-page indictment [pdf] against former Assemblyman and labor leader Brian McLaughlin, here are some highlights from the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York:
McLaughlin “allegedly required certain J Division
members to make monthly payments Read More
This is a little awkward.
Morshed Alam, who is running for the assembly in Brian McLaughlin’s Queens district against Rory Lancman, sent out <a href="href="literature noting that he was endorsed by Council Member Leroy Comrie.
That’s fine, except for the fact that Comrie says it never happened. Here’s what he says Read More