5:23 pm Oct. 27, 2011
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has a distinct, low-volume mumble, but when wants to make his meaning plain, he does.
Silver said today that letting the millionaire's tax lapse at the end of the year would amount to a "tax cut" for the rich. Andrew Cuomo plans to let the tax lapse.
Silver's comments adds the chorus of voices urging Cuomo to change his position. Ben Smith said that because of the millionaire's tax, Cuomo "seems to have gotten himself on the wrong side of what could well become a core element of the Democratic Party."
Ari Melber echoes that point too, but says Cuomo is still a long way off from actually being threatened by insurgents on the left.
Police threaten to sue protesters. [New York Post]
"Income inequality is greater in New York State and in the New York City region than in any other state or metropolitan area in the country, according to the Census Bureau." [Sam Roberts]
There may be more than one science campus in the works, said the mayor. [Oliver Staley and Esme Deprez]
Bloomberg donated money to an education election in New Orleans. [A.P.]
A blogger notes Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance's gun buy-back program got 139 off the street, less than an Al Sharpton event last year. [Hunter Walker]
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said letting the "Millionaire's Tax" lapse would be a "tax cut" for the rich. [Joseph Spector]
Protesters yell "Governor 1 Percent" on the second floor of the Capitol today, while Cuomo is in New York City. [Nick Reisman]
"The Cuomo administration has taken a relatively hard line against the demonstrators." [Danny Hakim and Thomas Kaplan]
The Republican-initiated fight with Alec Baldwin may help Republicans. [Ken Lovett]
The Club for Growth uses Cuomo as a liberal Democrat who opposes the millionaire's tax, which is not exactly accurate. [Liz Benjamin]
And a reporter warns flacks about modern media etiquette. [@adamlisberg]