Bloomberg vows to fight ‘living wage’ by extraordinary means, despite Quinn’s support for it
Michael Bloomberg does not like "living wage" legislation. He actually invoked the failure of Soviet-style communism today when denouncing the bill.
More importantly, he said he intends to veto it, and if the City Council overrides him, Bloomberg said, he'll fight it in court.
"We certainly will go to court and sue," the mayor said.
This is somewhat extraordinary, not least because the bill is a compromise measure brokered by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has generally had a productive and nonconfrontational relationship with the mayor.
The Queens Democratic organization is honoring Peter Ward, the labor leader who is backing Meng. [Liz Benjamin]
Fran Drescher, maybe. One day. [Garth Johnston]
Hayworth raised $290,000 in three months. [Colin Campbell]
Dicker's book on Cuomo is due out next year. [Thomas Kaplan]
The Village Voice awaits, skeptically. [James King]
Bloomberg will fight the Quinn-backed legislation in court. [David Seifman]
Bloomberg said the legislation would discourage businesses from opening here. [NY1]
Organized labor wants Cuomo to close loopholes in corporate taxes. [Camille Rivera and David Cantor]
Gillibrand tackles the issue. [Elizabeth Ganga]