"We're the one that's generating the money," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday, calling the budget agreement in Albany an "outrage." Bloomberg argues that the cutbacks Governor Andrew Cuomo hopes to make will affect mostly the city in the form of education and heath care trimmings. "We a ... More >>
A city councilman from Queens apparently wants your your teeth to rot and fall out. The Daily News says Councilman Peter Vallone is planning to introduce a bill that would end New York's 45-year practice of adding fluoride to its tap water, citing safety concerns and comparing the miner ... More >>
Brooklyn city councilman Charles Barron launched a long-shot campaign for City Council Speaker this afternoon and it was a one-man, one-vote affair: 48 votes for incumbent speaker Christine Quinn; one vote - Barron's own - for Barron. Still, the Nehru-suited Barron pulled no punches. He was running, ... More >>
Actress Cherry Jones -- Tony-winner, and the President on 24 -- told the crowd at a recent Women for Bloomberg rally at the Hammerstein Ballroom that "Mayor Bloomberg deserves not only to be reelected mayor of New York City, he deserves an astounding mandate, because the mayor, and those who ... More >>
The Conflict of Interest Board has given a gentle reminder to a top member of the independent board that reviews minor police misconduct not to share confidential documents with the public, in a public letter today. The question in this case -- which may have implications for whistleblower ... More >>
Barron continues: "Years ago 76 percent of this council was white," and after term limits it was 50 percent, which shows that term limits works. Another guy (sorry) says his constituents want potholes fixed, term limits is "the last thing on their minds." Vincent Gentile regrets that there hadn't be ... More >>
The Nightlife Summit didn't solve every club owner's problems, but it's an overdue start
That the lifecycle of city politics ends and begins with money was clear in two recent announcements from the Campaign Finance Board. On July 12, the CFB announced new payments or penalties for several candidates in the 2005 elections. A week later, the board accepted the first round of disclosure r ... More >>
With organized labor pushing hard for the legislation, the city council voted today in favor of a bill narrowing restrictions on labor unions' contributions to political candidates. Passage of the bill marks the first time in the 17-year history of the city's Campaign Finance Board that a rule has b ... More >>
Bloomberg and The Rudy chat, with Gov. and Mrs. Pataki nearby, at the July 2002 dedication of the Irish Hunger Memorial on the Hudson waterfront.(nyc.gov). The latest Bloomberg mailer is the total package of white ethnic appeal. On the cover, in ghastly 8.5 x 11 scale, is a beaming Rudy Giuliani, Am ... More >>
Dems' ideas on subways and schools will take backseat to mayor's union coup District Council 37 is due to endorse Michael Bloomberg for reelection this afternoona blow to Democratic hopes of solid union support in the effort to oust the mayor. The largest municipal union, DC 37 last year str ... More >>
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