Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Update

Paladino Is Still a Lazio Threat and he help Cuomo collect millions This Man Is Why Andrew Cuomo Is Raising So Much Cash * Benjamin: Without primary foe, Cuomo to forfeit $1.39M * Andrew Cuomo woos 'em over with Tiffany's purchases

What ever happen to the Pay to Play Pension Scandal

“When you look at the fundraising, we’re way ahead of him,” state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli insisted, suggesting his opponent, Harry Wilson, would be losing the money race if he couldn’t self-fund

Albany's King of Cash Kruger's Fund-Raising Closes In on Silver's (NYT)

List of Interns Offers Glimpse of Bloomberg’s Orbit (NYT) ***Luke Russert Had a Non-Traditional Internship With Mayor Bloomberg

Williamsburg scam turns loft-y dream to nightmare Many of the victims -- college students and young professionals -- told The Post they were duped out of thousands of dollars by two Brooklyn men posing as leaseholders of a massive loft within a new luxury apartment complex at 175 Powers St. in Williamsburg.(NYP)

Election 2010 AG wannabes are 'hooky' monsters ALBANY -- Attorney-general hopefuls Richard Brodsky and Eric Schneiderman are among the Legislature's biggest truants this year (NYP) * Coffey To Drop Another $1M On His Campaign (YNN)

Quit betting on the nag: State must scratch dumb plan for slots at Aqueduct (DN Ed)

Rescued From Blight, Falling Back Into Decay Hundreds of once-decrepit buildings relinquished by New York City are falling back into severe financial trouble. (NYT)

M.T.A. Deficit Means Riders May Pay More Some of the more hallowed assumptions of traveling around the region are on the chopping block as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks to curtail yet another budget deficit. (NYT) * Record of M.T.A.’s New Cost-Cutter Alarms Skeptics (NYT) * Fare Rise May Kill Messengers (WSJ)

A Bill to Stop Illegal Hotels, and a Protest Paterson who is looking for employment in the real estate development industry said he will veto the bill (NYT) * Partnership for NYC CEO Kathy Wylde argues Albany is anti-business.

New York State Officially Broke

Albany’s Latest Excuse to Shirk Its Duty New York’s state universities need more freedom to run their own campuses, but the proposals on the table are not good enough to warrant holding up the budget. (NYT) * Is Albany killing job creation with tougher regs on health insurance and harassment?

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer spent more than $40,000 in taxpayer cash to hire a small computer firm run by state Indy Chairman Frank MacKay’s wife.
Club where EMT shot sued 3 times last year (DN)

Terrorism Probe BP for Lockerbie bomber fiasco, Schumer says * City Religious Sites To Receive Millions In Federal Security Funds * Palin opposes WTC mosque (NYP)

Law and Order EMT who 'ignored' dying gal shot dead outside club * Killing of EMT not linked to his refusal to help dying woman: cops (DN)

Washington Post Investigation: Top Secret America: A hidden world growing beyond control. - #top secret america

Media and New Tech
The New York Times Will Never Burnout of Blogger Burnout

Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn: Though Long Gone, Ebbets Field Maintains Legacy

Oil Rig's Final Hours Under Investigation (WSJ)