Governor Andrew Cuomo this morning denied one part of a report that he was considering unseating Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and sought to refocus the media's attention on electoral corruption in New York City.(3)
Today at noon, a group of Bay Ridge resident-activists gathered outside State Senator Marty Golden's office to protest his opposition to speed cameras in New York City.(4)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said that the only way to get rid of corruption in politics is to have "a revolution among the voters."(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today defended Christine Quinn against accusations that she has presided over a scandal-ridden City Council.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn today said the allegations against State Senator Malcolm Smith and Councilman Dan Halloran "an outrageous abdication of the public's trust," but declined to outline what steps she thought might prevent this sort of thing in the future.
"We do not have the type of problems that's been identified in Atlanta," schools chancellor Dennis Walcott said today, after WCBS's Rich Lamb asked him if the widespread test-score manipulation that recently resulted in the indictment of 35 Atlanta educators could happen here in New York City.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today argued that the U.S. attorney's complaints against State Senator Malcolm Smith and Queens Councilman Dan Halloran present as strong an argument as any for nonpartisan elections in New York City.(1)
In opposing the Inspector General bill, Lhota started talking like Bloomberg. [Dan Rubinstein]
How the Daily News wound up publishing their original Central Park Jogger story with today's timestamp. [Tom McGeveran]
Mean Girls and Biff Tannen for Quinn. [Azi Paybarah]
As Council Speaker Christine Quinn veers left in this year's Democratic mayoral primary, Joe Lhota is increasingly positioning himself as the law and order candidate.
Christine Quinn is clashing with Michael Bloomberg again. It's part of an intensifying trend, albeit one that her rivals in the mayor's race says is a contrived means of allowing Quinn to look more independent of the mayor than she has been for most of her time as speaker.
On "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said a deal on immigration reform was all but done, after business and labor groups signed off on a new compromise over guest workers over the weekend, and he chalked up Sen. Marco Rubio's public hesitation to a difference in "semantics."
"Shame on us if we've forgotten," President Obama said at a White House event this morning as part of a national "day of action" to demand new gun laws.
Ten years ago, New York City passed a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, and today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued that the ban's impact has been felt well past the confines of New York City.(2)
"As I've said, I support placing an inspector general inside the Police Department," said Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson. "But given what I've learned about the Council bill, I've got some serious reservations about it."