Last month, we posted a video of Rent Stabilization Association head Joe Strasburg bragging about his landlord group helped elect a Republican majority in the State Senate, since, despite his dependence on developer donations, Andrew Cuomo is still seen as trying to split the difference between landlord and tenant groups.
Today, the Working Read More
Two recent special elections are putting a spotlight on the Working Families Party, and testing their newfound strength, following the recent ballot reshuffling that not only elevated the labor-backed group, but also established a permanent line for one of their would-be rivals, the Green Party.
In the Rochester mayoral race, Democrat Tom Richards, who Read More
After five years at City Hall News, Edward-Isaac Dovere is leaving to take a job at Politico. His new title will be breaking news editor, a new position for the Washington-based outlet.
The president and CEO of the company that publishes City Hall News, Tom Allon, told me Dovere “joins a long line of Read More
DCCC Chairman, Rep. Steve Israel of Long Island, helps make National Public Radio a Democratic cause, with this fund-raising email a moment ago:
Now the Republicans want to control the news. In fact, House Republicans announced a vote for TOMORROW to cut all federal funding for National Public Radio.
The GOP’s latest misguided priority Read More
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will not be accepting the Working Families Party nomination–or certainly not right now.
Cuomo adviser Phil Singer sent out a statement this afternoon saying that the campaign would not submit his name for the WFP convention this weekend on account of “several open issues that need to be considered,” adding that Read More
The Working Families Party’s report on its own dealings, written by former Chief Judge Judith Kaye, is out, and recommends a number of new transparency measures going forward.
The report offers neither a condemnation nor exoneration of the WFP’s past. Most notably, Kaye declined to take a retrospective look at the labor-backed party’s actions in Read More
Andrew Cuomo continues to be cagey about when he’ll announce his run for governor, but with David Paterson out of the way, opponents are figuring they may as well attack him.
So New Yorkers for Growth–a pro-business P.A.C.–is out with an early spot attacking the attorney general for not investigating the Working Families Party Read More
It’s been two years since the chairman of the New York State Independence Party, Frank MacKay, cut his hair and removed his earrings. At the time, he was traveling around the country, trying to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential campaign, and he realized that he’d be taken more seriously if he looked less Read More
Add Lynn Schulman to the list of people who have received subpoenas as part of the federal probe of the Working Families Party, according to her lawyer.
Schulman ran for City Council in Forest Hills, but lost to former City Council member Karen Koslowitz. Schulman is being represented by Jerry Goldfeder, Read More
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York subpoenaed the Working Families Party in connection with work done during the 2009 elections, Liz reported earlier tonight .
“We welcome this inquiry,” said Dan Cantor, the head of the Working Families Party, in a public statement. He said the probe Read More