The Michael Mulgrew victory tour took an embarrassing turn on NY1 last night, when the United Federation of Teachers president gloated throughout an extended interview, overstating a very mixed primary day report card.
Go for the money, Merryl!State schools chancellor and role model Merryl Tisch certainly sounded like she was showing New York's millions of public school kids how to throw in the towel Wednesday night.
She told NY1's Lindsey Christ that the state might not even submit an applicat ... More >>
City comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and his wife Elsie McCabe received three loans totaling $1.4 million from Amalgamated Bank, which calls itself "the labor bank" and does a multi-billion dollar business with his office, the Voice has learned.
McCabe is also the ... More >>
Kissing union butt in 2005Mike Bloomberg is now boldly declaring that he "will not make irresponsible promises to win an endorsement," the tough-guy-standing-up-for-taxpayers stance he's using to explain why the largest municipal union, 125,000-member District Council 37, endorsed his opponent, Dem ... More >>
Overshadowed by the madhouse in the state senate, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver demonstrated the flipside of the dysfunction that grips Albany last week: autocratic control.Attracting unusual praise from Mike Bloomberg's media allies, Silver rammed a bill to extend mayoral control of th ... More >>