This week, Christine Quinn put a significant-looking amount of distance between herself and her key political ally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on policing.
The fight over "paid sick time" is increasingly becoming a proxy fight for critics of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
In addition to announcing her support for a bill to create an Inspector General's office to monitor the New York Police Department, I thought City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made some news at the mayoral forum in Jamaica, Queen last night when she said she didn't see how stop-and-frisk helped reduce crime in New York City.(1)
The coalition pressuring City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on paid sick leave continues to emphasize what could be at stake for her this year among Latino voters.(1)
The most attention-grabbing moment from last night's mayoral forum in Brooklyn was when John Liu made a point of asking Bill Thompson to join him in calling for a total ban on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy.(2)
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio launched a preemptive attack on City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who said she's "in negotiations" on a bill to create an Inspector General's office for the New York Police Department.
"Christine Quinn, the City Council Speaker has the power to change this terrible reality," the ad says.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she's "in negotiations" over a bill that would create for the first time ever an inspector general's office for the NYPD.
Where the mayoral candidates get their money. [New York Times]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney endorsed Christine Quinn and said “She’ll be the first to be called Ms. Mayor of New York City." [Erin Durkin]
Maloney also praised Quinn as someone who gets results. [Andrew Grossman]
They agreed to disagree about the Paid Sick Leave bill. [Daniell Tcholakian]
The problem with reporting on local candidates' fund-raising before their complete filings are available is that reporters usually have to rely on numbers provided by the candidates themselves.
Alec Baldwin went on the offensive, with a lengthy piece on the Huffington Post attacking one of de Blasio's main rivals, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.(1)
Christine Quinn helped Mayor Michael Bloomberg get a third term by extending term limits in 2008 and in an interview on MSNBC last night, she said that that term has been good for the city.
The United Federation of Teachers is proposing a dramatic reduction in the powers mayors have over the New York City public school system.(1)
City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn opposes a plan presented today by the teachers union that would undo mayoral control, a spokesperson for her campaign said this afternoon.(2)
Liu has no problem with Bloomberg's use of mayoral authority, just with his money(1)