Morning Read: Money for Bribes But Not Wages; Liu's Travel Companion; Bloomberg Eyes the Exits

Andrew Cuomo is considering an overhaul of the tax code which would include a new bracket for upper-income earners, a move that would appeal to his liberal allies but anger many of his supporters in the business community.

William Boyland has a hit “a new low” in the history of corrupt politicians, the Times writes, soliciting bribes to pay for his lawyers defending him from separate bribery charges.

“The extent of the charged corruption is staggering,” said US Attorney Loretta Lynch.

And it get worse–Boyland claimed per diem expenses in Albany on the days he was in Brooklyn soliciting the bribes.

Jim Dwyer wonders why public projects seem to have enough money to buy off lawmakers but not enough to pay workers a living wage.

A key witness in the corruption case against Larry Seabrook acknowledged that she is suffering from memory loss.

When John Liu travels the globe to meet with financiers about investing in the city’s pension fund he is often joined by Chung Seto, his longtime political consultant.

President Obama is coming to the city today to raise money.

A State Supreme Court judge has ruled that a suit brought by an anti gay marriage group alleging that the same sex marriage vote was unconstitutional may proceed; the group says that the Republican-held State Senate violated the state’s open meeting laws.

The administration must turn over emails between Cathie Black and Mayor Bloomberg, a judge has ruled.

Matthew P. Sapolin, the Bloomberg administration’s disabilities commissioner, died of cancer yesterday. He was 41.

The city is going all artsy-shmartsy in an effort to cut down on pedestrian fatalities, posting verse warning and drawings at dangerous intersections.

Once again, tenants and residents are trying to buy Stuy Town and Peter Cooper village.

Eva Moskowitz says she is still eyeing a potential mayoral run.

Blaming the national economic downturn, state and federal transportation officials  are abandoning plans to modernize and revamp crumbling stretches of the Brooklyn-Queens and Gowanus expressways, Rich Calder reports.

SUNY head Nancy Zimpher is embarking on a one-woman campaign to make students in the state college ready.

Rick Perry had another brain freeze, bungling  both the voting age and election day to a New Hampshire crowd.

With his eyes on the exits, Mayor Bloomberg has instructed city agencies to begin to compile a list of his administration’s accomplishments.

 

 

Morning Read: Money for Bribes But Not Wages; Liu's Travel Companion; Bloomberg Eyes the Exits