Bill Thompson today said he can't comment on an alternative waste transfer site or on rising health care costs because he's not mayor yet.
Anthony Weiner began his first day on the campaign trail this morning by greeting voters on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, talking to commuters on the No. 2 express train heading downtown, and then interacting with reporters and people on the street as he walked the several blocks to the WNYC offices on Varick Street for an interview with Brian Lehrer.(1)
The nine candidates running for mayor this year had very little to say on Monday night about a controversial proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens.
When you raise money for political office, you raise it from all of the interests that are interested in the future of the city and its progress."
Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to invigorate New York's economy with revenue he expects the state to raise, and jobs he expects to create, from legalizing table gambling. This new stream of money would help pay for health care and education-spending increases he's promising, while also keeping his promise not to impose any new taxes or fees.
The conventional wisdom in public radio would run something like: If your programming is really good, your devoted listeners will pay to help sustain it. But what if the fact that you ask for sustenance from your listeners actually makes them stakeholders, makes them into devoted listeners?