Ready for Quinn’s Big Speech

There’s a big crowd milling around the Red Room Council Chambers right now waiting for Christine Quinn’s State of the City speech, in which she’ll propose generating $1 billion in tax revenue from people who make more than $300,000 and eliminating income taxes on low-wage earners.

 

Former Council speakers Gifford Miller (with no tie!) and Peter Vallone Sr. were posing for pictures and hugging well-wishers by the podium; Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler grabbed a seat in the front row; Eric Gioia’s former aide Triada Stampas is over in the wings; Ed Koch walked in to a few shouts of “mayor!” and one television reporter told me that in nearly a decade of covering city politics, he’s covering the Speaker’s State of the City Speech for the first time.

 

 

Ready for Quinn’s Big Speech