The Times has a lengthy, fun story about Christine Quinn, her temperament, and her tendency to launch into wide-eyed, high-decibel, close-range tirades at people she loses patience with.
"Now the fact that people in the Bloombeg administration are suggesting we wait until a federal monitor is appointed is a curious statement about whether reform is needed, because if you are anticipating that the court is going to take action, you are kind of de facto saying you think there is a problem and that action needs to be taken," Quinn said.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was getting it from all sides today.
Yesterday, the Democratic candidates for mayor talked about infrastructure, and how they would pay for its improvement.
Their solutions: take on more debt, tap into the pension funds, and plead for help from the federal government.(2)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been being on the receiving end of a public push to get her to allow a vote on the "paid sick time" legislation. There's a hearing on the bill this morning (chaired by one of her allies, Councilman Jim Gennaro, who has an op-ed in the Post calling this proposal "the worst yet").
Advocates of a bill to mandate paid sick time may have found a way to bypass the opposition of Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Democratic frontrunner in this year's mayoral election.(1)
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.