Former City Comptroller John Liu is suing the city's Campaign Finance Board, former investigations commissioner Rose Gill Hearn and the City of New York, for denying his mayoral campaign more than a million dollars in matching funds last year, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided to reporters this morning.
Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has one prediction for the 2013 mayor's race: The next mayor will not be John Liu, the scandal-adjacent city comptroller who is expected to run for mayor, and who Stringer wants to replace.
During a recent trip upstate yesterday, Ken Lovett noticed that Governor Andrew Cuomo did not repeat his claim that Hurricane Sandy was more "impactful" than Hurricane Katrina, economical speaking.
Here's a clip rom Cuomo's press conference on Monday where he made the argument.
State Senator Jeff Klein has spoken.
Councilman Dan Garodnick will announce tomorrow he is dropping out of the city comptroller's race and seeking reelection to his East Side district, according to two sources who spoke with the two-term Democrat.
Chelsea Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a Dec. 10 breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York. [ABNY]
"Most parents will have a really mind-boggling time trying to figure this out," and, "It's taken reporters years to understand this."
Republican officials across the country are at the moment rationalizing their escape from a Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge they willingly signed, and which was apparently binding on them right up until their party got blown out in this year's election.
What Rep. Peter King stepping down from the Homeland Security Committee means for New York. (audio) [Morning Edition]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the lobbying effort among New York officials for federal aid is "unified." [Colby Hamilton]
After a meeting with members of New York's congressional delegation today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would travel to Washington and personally lobby House Republican Speaker John Boehner, if it would help advance the state's $42-billion request for federal aid.