Tuesday, November 18, 2008


ALBANY - Outflanked by the lame-duck Republican majority in the State Senate, Gov. Paterson last night hastily delayed his call for an "emergency" budget-cutting session today and vowed not to move forward without a deal with the Legislature. Gov says my hands are clean.
G.O.P. Plans Senate Vote on Paterson’s Budget Plan -- Gov is backing down on a vote today

Time for Gov. David Paterson to get tough on budget
"The people of New York have no sympathy for the Legislature. Individuals have had to cut back on their costs. [It would be] more than irresponsible, it doesn't make sense . . . It's embarrassing." -- Gov. Paterson, suggesting that the Legislature won't act on his proposed budget-balancing spending cuts today.

Giuliani gains ground against Paterson in governor's race in recent poll


If Obama is looking for a role model, FDR’s a good pick

Hillary Clinton to accept Obama's offer of secretary of state job

Bubba may soon have to crack open his books, at least if he wants his wife to have a crack at being Secretary of State.

The MTA's doomsday budget will wipe out the W line, zap the Z line and ax more than 1,500 NYC Transit jobs, the Daily News has learned

The mayor's executive staff has grown every year since October 2005

Citi says it's cutting 53,000 jobs on top of 22,000 already cut

Mayor Lacks Power to Block $400 Rebates
A top Bloomberg administration official acknowledged for the first time the $400 rebate checks can't be halted, as Mayor Bloomberg trying to do, without approval from the City Council.