6:44 pm Apr. 25, 2012
There's a powerful sense of nostalgia in the news today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that proposed bills to guarantee highers wages for workers at city-subsidized projects was a "throwback" to a time when government socked the private sector with too many taxes.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said talk of a possible presidential run is a re-run of what his father went through two decades ago.
And sex columnist Dan Savage said that when he started, the Village Voice wouldn't run his columns because they were, at the time, "too dirty for New York."
Also: City Hall made available 870,000 images from their archives available online today.
"With the possible exception of Barney Frank, who is leaving politics soon after he gets hitched, Quinn's wedding will make her the highest profile married gay in politics." [Garth Johnston]
"If elected, Quinn would become one of the most powerful lesbians in elected office." [HRC.org]
"Lancman is fabulous when it comes to Israel," Dov Hikind said. [Marc Tracy]
Jeff Gottlieb declined to run, and so did the person picked to replace him. [NYO]
State Senator Tom Duane's brother is running for the seat. [Chris Bragg]
Democrat Marc Panepinto opened a committee to run for the seat now held by Republican Mark Grisanti. [Twitter]
Flashback: "Panepinto admitted to the court that he had signed his name as a subscribing witness to nominating petitions that were not in fact signed in his presence and turned out to contain fraudulent signatures." [Mike Hudson]
Panepinto has support from the Erie County Democrats, rivaling conservative Democratic candidate Chuck Swanick. [Chris Bragg]
"This time, he didn't bring up the Soviet Union," a reporter notes in a story about Bloomberg's opposition to the Living Wage and Prevailing Wage bills. [Daniel Massey]
The legislation is a "throwback to the era when government viewed the private sector as a cash cow to be milked," the mayor said. [Jill Colvin]
After griping from members of Cuomo's chairman's committee, they'll have their first meeting tomorrow. [Jon Campbell]
"You see how he said he hadn't been on the subway and then beautifully pivoted to praise mass transit? Slick." [Garth Johnston]
An opponent of charter schools notes Citizens of the World Charter Schools has a "casual policy" about holding back students between kindergarten and third grade. [Ed Notes]
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy got rid of it today. [Associated Press]
"When I started the column, the Village Voice wouldn’t pick it up because it was too dirty for New York," said Dan Savage. [Ji Hyun Park]