A pre-New Year's Eve deal has been cut between investment big Steven Rattner and outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle charges stemming from Rattner's role in the state pension fund scandal. Rattner, who served as auto czar for President Obama and investment adviser to Mayor Bloomb ... More >>
Former City Council President and one-time mayoral candidate Andrew Stein pled guilty yesterday to a $1 million tax fraud. This didn't rate big headlines since Stein long ago faded into the city's rearview mirror, which is where he always belonged. If he was spotted at all in recent years, it ... More >>
Tom DiNapoli is too nice a guy. The state comptroller apparently can't say no to anyone who wants to meet with him, though he has a mixed record when it comes to delivering what his bellringers want. I've been reading half a foot of DiNapoli's appointment schedules from 2007 to now an ... More >>
Rattner's FollyEx-auto bailout king Steve Rattner is reportedly settling his pay-to-play charges stemming from his state pension fund schemes with the Securities Exchange Commission. He'll take a two-year bar from the securities markets, plus ante up $6 million, says the Wall Street Journal. ... More >>
A pair of New York City political powerhouses took major public hits today in Andrew Cuomo's latest round of sanctions in his pension fund fraud investigation. The biggest is Steve Rattner, the ex-Times reporter who counts Mike Bloomberg and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. among his close pals. Here's ... More >>
What scandal? Thompson's pals keep their edge.
Former New York health commissioner Antonia Novello has been charged with defrauding the government by using state employees for personal business. She has pleaded not guilty. This, you may remember, was how they got former controller Alan Hevesi, but at least he was having state drivers chauffeur a ... More >>
In Hevesi's wake, new charges of free car rides for a government spouse at the taxpayer's expensethis time, the wife of former comptroller Carl McCall
As the election returns were coming in Tuesday night, some folks at the Sheraton were already talking about 2008not whether Hillary will win New Hampshire, but whether New York Democrats will finally achieve their goal of winning control over the State Senate. Because it clearly wasn't happeni ... More >>
Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again
The collapse of the Twin Towers exposed flaws and limitations in emergency communications that the city has been looking ever since to correct. As part of that effort, City Hall announced Tuesday that in one of its most ambitious post9-11 projectsthe Citywide Mobile Wireless Network ... More >>
As election day draws closer in an electorate thatfor the first time in historyhas a minority majority, a Voice review of Primary Day election results revealed that Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer ran much stronger among black voters in the primary than polls and pundits had ... More >>
Fernando Ferrer's campaign against Michael Bloomberg began a little after 1 p.m. today as some 300 boisterous supporters gathered in the glare of the midday sun on the City Hall steps. It was a gathering of much of the Democratic clan, with state controller Alan Hevesi, a couple dozen state legislat ... More >>
Ferrer and Undecided lead muddled Democratic primary pack
He's got money, unions, endorsements, and no viable opponentexcept time As the massive crowd of pols, activists, and union members crammed on to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning, Councilman Robert Jackson revved up the crowd with shouts of "Who's not endorsing Bill Thompson?" The a ... More >>
An orgy of grandstanding over sales to sex offenders The Empire State's elected officials are racing to be the one to come down hardest on the provision of Viagra to convicted sex offenders. First, State Comptroller Alan Hevesi reported over the weekend that 198 registered sex offenders were gett ... More >>
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Community Fights Doe Fund Shelter
How Rudy Stacks Up Against His Hero
A Fiscal Legacy That Will Haunt the Bloomberg Years
Dennis Riveras Tortured Path to a Mayoral Endorsement
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How to Vote and Make Your Vote Count
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The D.A. Fires a Blank at the Cops Who Killed Dorismond
Antigay Policy Could End City and Corporate Support
Can Hizzoner Solve a Problem He Helped Create?
Running, I Can Smell the Horses
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The Comptroller Says HS Systems Overcharged for Screening Disabled Welfare Recipients. So Why Did the Company Win a Fat New Contract?
In Politics, Image Trumps Medical Reality
Irish Lesbians, Gays, and Straights Mix Pride and Protest
The struggle over last-chance medical treatments
Political retribution in Harlem in the wake of the Million Youth March
DC 37, the city's powerful consortium of municipal unions, is rocked by corruption investigationsand challenges from rank-and-file reformers