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Gifford Miller

  • News

    May 6, 2008

    Gifford Miller: Slush-Fund Refugee

    While the council roils in scandal, the former Speaker stays mum, hangs with developer chum

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2006
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    January 3, 2006
  • News

    November 22, 2005

    Council Orgy

    Erasing term limits and contribution caps amid a speaker battle

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2005

    Friendly Fencing From Speaker Seekers

    Dubbing the system "flawed" and "a great failure of a great idea," the seven city council members competing for speaker berated the Campaign Finance Board system at a public debate last night, citing a lack of oversight and failure to "level the playing field." "The big loser last Tuesday wasn't Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005

    Diagnosing Gifford

    The hope faded early for Gifford Miller last night. The optimistic talk of relatively good turnout on the Upper West and Upper East sides and low turnout elsewhere benefiting the speaker couldn't match the big numbers on the giant TV screens at Crobar. Even Tim, the intrepid Miller supporter—wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    West Side Story

    Anyone looking to score a souvenir Campaign 2005 poster ought to head to the Upper West Side. The place is plastered by them. Poll workers and posters for Manhattan beep runners Brian Ellner, Scott Stringer (his "Reformer Who Gets Results" slogan reminds some of Dubya's 2000 "Reformer with Results" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005

    Weiner Needs Roasting

    The most puzzling riddle of the 2005 mayoral primary is the rise of Anthony Weiner and the simultaneous demise of Gifford Miller. As council speaker, Miller has a formidable record of progressive accomplishment. Weiner is a Democrat in a Republican House, able to lay claim to only a couple of piece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005
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    September 9, 2005

    Miller's Money Mystery Goes On

    Miller's campaign may be scraping against the spending ceiling, but if Bloomberg were playing by the same rules, he's have exceeded the limit four times (City Council). At a testy meeting Friday the Campaign Finance Board ruled that Gifford Miller's campaign was "not in compliance" with the rules o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2005

    Giff's Ground Game Gears Up

    When the democratic mayoral campaign draws to close Tuesday morning, local grassroots coalitions will begin a day of intense campaign efforts on behalf of their candidate. Through phone banks, door-to-door canvassing, and sending workers to polling stations to distribute literature and palm cards, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina's Impact Hits Weiner

    Tough timing for Rep. Anthony Weiner: He's surging in the polls but might miss tonight's final debate because of a vote in Washington on Hurricane Katrina relief. The congressman, whom Marist and Quinnipiac surveys now have in second place and into a likely runoff with frontrunner Fernando Ferrer, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    Roosevelt Island Seethes!

    Sometimes, nothing says so much as an empty seat. At least that's what a lot of Roosevelt Islanders thought last night when Anthony Weiner didn't show for a debate with Gifford Miller at a church on the charming island's Main Street. Folks were already irritated that Fernando Ferrer had accepted and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    It's Raining Endorsements

    With six days to go, the time to choose sides in September 13 primary is running out, and campaigns are rattling off their new backers. The Communication Workers of America on Wednesday got behind Fernando Ferrer, the New York Observer and a group of Williamsburg rabbis said they want Gifford Miller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2005

    Campaigns Get Clubbed

    In its latest batch of campaign finance filings, the Gifford Miller campaign disclosed a check for $5,000 to the Guy Brewer Democratic club for "petition office." Combined with an earlier $1,000 disbursement to the Wesley Democratic Club for "campaign workers," Miller appears to top all other candid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2005

    Weiner Banks on a Runoff

    As candidates reported their latest fundraising and spending figures to the Campaign Finance Board on Friday, Anthony Weiner's campaign announced that it had opened a bank account to finance a runoff. The congressman apparently was emboldened by the recent New York Times poll that has him in second ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2005

    Shock and Awe (Shucks): War Comes Home

    The Iraq war wound its way into today's New York City campaign chatter, with Norman Siegel slamming Mayor Mike for refusing to take a position on the war and Gifford Miller accusing Anthony Weiner of airbrushing his record on the conflict. The knee-jerk reaction, as we all know, is "What the hell d ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2005

    Nice Guys Finish Third

    Weiner and Miller are fighting to make the runoff. Or are they?

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Others

    Translating NYC's ethnic politics for Asians and Middle Easterners

  • Specials

    August 23, 2005
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    August 21, 2005

    Dems Debate: Not Easy Like Sunday Morning

    WCBS and The New York Times decided to free up the format of their televised debate this morning, and Anthony Weiner pounced, applying his recent strategy of attack to a wider set of targets. With candidates encouraged to "jump in" at will, Weiner leapt—slapping not only his favorite target Fer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2005

    Dems Debate: They're All Winners in the Spin Room

    After the last answer to the last question at Tuesday night's Democratic mayoral debate, folks in the audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center began getting out of their seats, even though host Dominic Carter was still speaking to a live television audience. It was like the bell had rung at the end of cla ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Statistics Still Do Lie

    Ferrer and Undecided lead muddled Democratic primary pack

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2005

    Tenant PAC Backs Giff

    Council speaker doesn't have to win to "win"—he just can't come in third Gifford Miller's path to City Hall runs through a runoff against Freddy Ferrer, and is paved with money and a ground game built around his long list of endorsements from unions, clubs, and elected officials. He added to t ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2005

    Landlord Loot

    Miller's Crossing

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Miller's Vow: More Subway Surveillance

    It's liberty vs. security on the subways, and the speaker wants to film it The backdrop was perfect Monday morning as City Council Speaker Gifford Miller outlined steps to further intensify subway security. Cops and National Guard members chatted behind the mayoral candidate. Commuters heading down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2005

    You, Too, Can Fund Your Own Campaign!

    What do Manuel Cavaco, Melvin Davis, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have in common? According to the most recent finance summary from the Campaign Finance Board, they are the only three candidates who reported funding their campaigns from a single donor. So far in the mayoral race, that's one measure ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2005

    Saving NYC's Liberties from America

    Proposed law seeks to protect New York's liberal laws from right-wing judges The steps of City Hall attract a motley crowd; sitting there all day, it would be possible to see a half-dozen or more press conferences and rallies for myriad causes and campaigns. One day last week Fernando Ferrer appear ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2005

    Gifford Has A Plan

    The speaker has cash, backers—and a low rank in polls. What gives?

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2005

    Dem Mayoral Hopes Have Pulse (Literally)

    Giff Miller's homeland security plan for dummy The indignities of running for public office sometimes make it hard to deny any candidate credit for simply putting themselves through it. The people running for mayor drag themselves out into 95-degree heat wearing business suits to get minor endorsem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Subway Woes: Follow the Money

    Speaker Giff hits Mayor Mike for starving the agency, but will Brooklyn deal do it right? Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stumped. "We have sadly under-funded the infrastructure improvements in the MTA for decades, and we should not walk away from it now. Where the money is going to come from is the big ... More >>

  • News

    April 5, 2005
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    February 8, 2005

    Odd Man Out

    With his fancy footwork over gay marriage, Bloomberg could be stepping on too many toes

  • NYC Life

    January 4, 2005
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    November 23, 2004

    Getting the Incest Out

    A Bloomberg proposal that could transform city campaign finance

  • News

    November 9, 2004

    The Jets' End Run

    Will Bloomberg and Pataki spend billions without legislative approval?

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    A Real Chance at Reform

    Bloomberg plans to limit campaign contributions from people doing business with the city

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    It Can Happen Here

    Is New York's Marriage Law Gender Neutral? The City Council Speaker Says Yes. The Mayor Says No. It's Time for the Rest of us to March.

  • News

    August 5, 2003

    Zero at Ground Zero

    City Leaves Key Tribeca Project Unprotected Against Speculators

  • News

    June 17, 2003

    Fighting the Good Fight

    Amnesiac Council Battles Bloomberg, Excuses Unions

  • News

    June 3, 2003

    Prelude to a Campaign?

    Mayor Mike and Potential Foes Test Union Waters

  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Bloomberg at the Crossroads

    With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions

  • News

    March 25, 2003

    New York's Bush League Democrats

    From Hillary on Down, Pro-War Pols Expect to Pay No Price

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Grading the Speaker

    Miller's Council Gets 'A' for Courage, Mixed Results on Budget and Bills

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Boss Is Back

    Miller Lets Clubhouse Control Council, Shortchanges Merit and Minorities

  • Specials

    January 22, 2002
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    January 15, 2002

    A Question of Candor

    New Council Speaker Misled Campaign Finance Officials, Ducked Limits

  • News

    January 8, 2002

    Miller Time

    How Internecine Minority Politics Picked the Speaker

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    Council Chaos

    Facing Bloomberg and Newness, Legislators Struggle to Organize

  • News

    November 16, 1999

    Wood You Believe This?

    City Still Using Tropical Trees for Benches

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