"People that don't change their mind when the facts change are so dogmatic, they're not very practical or effective."
Michael Bloomberg Changes His Mind on Term Limits
After saying "We should not undermine the will of the voters," the mayor did a 180 and funded with his charity funds a successful effort to over turn term limits. This year to support the Charter Commission he created, the mayor supported the return to a two term limit for city elected officers. Media owner and expert Bloomberg knows how to spin the media. Not one newspapers has criticized the mayor for changing his mind 3 times in less than 2 years on Term Limits
The UFT and Teacher Layoffs
Mayor Bloomberg must not let last in, first out rules turn looming teacher layoffs into disaster (DN Ed)
Cuomo Has A Real Mess to Fix
“It’s one thing to run, it’s another to rule,” Assemblyman Jeff Aubry said in response to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s first staffing announcement. * Gov: Can Andrew Cuomo Run Albany?
New York has several ruinously expensive, and half-empty, juvenile detention facilities that need to be shut down. Shut Those Doors (NYT Ed)
Bill Cunningham on the pro-Cuomo Committee to Save New York: “Nobody wants to get into a fight, but the committee does want to educate the public as to why it’s necessary to correct problems in the state budget.” * The budget battle is likely to put redistricting reform on the back burner for a while.
Cuomo’s busting of pay-to-play lobbyists has proved lucrative for the state’s coffers. * Dan Janison looks at how Cuomo will fare with the labor unions.* Mario Cuomo is buying his way into the banking industry, for which Cuomo made life difficult in AG.
Fredric U. Dicker 2010 winners & losers
Government's Not All That's Busted: So's The Media, Says Gov. Paterson
What a Joke, Much to late
* Eliot Spitzer refuses to pass judgment (publicly, at least) on Gov. David Paterson.
New York's Economic Meltdown
After 800 OTB workers lose their Jobs Because of High Fees to the NYRA
NYC Foreclosures up 44%, Queens Foreclosures
Banks Struggle To Seize Homes Foreclosures Tough to Do in New York (WSJ)
Siena: It’s The (NY) Economy, Stupid Today’s Siena poll finds two-thirds of New Yorkers want Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo’s inaugural address to focus on fiscal matters, with 44 percent saying they’d like to hear about his plan to revitalize the economy and 22 percent looking for word on how he’ll solve the budget crisis.
As 911 victims beg congress Stricken hero urges sens to back Zadroga (DN)
NY Senators Spin Other Issues in the Press Schumer warns against bad deals for online shoppers; calls on FTC to act Gillibrand Obama needs to crack down on cyber criminals like WikiLeaks hacker supporters * Fred Dicker says Sen. Chuck Schumer was a loser in 2010 because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to eke out a win in Nevada.
Weiner not on the 911 BillCeleste Katz on Anthony Weiner: "He's loud, he's angry and he's everywhere."
Why did the 911 Bill Fail in August? Now, Rep. King weighs in on Weiner’s eruption!
* Anthony Weiner makes the rounds of pundits' shows hoping to raise profile for mayoral bid
Wal-Mart Tries Again for New York City Store (NYT) * Wal-Mart Seeks Union Support for City Stores(WSJ) * Store is Wal-right with NYC shoppers (NYP)
All in the Bloomberg Wal-Mart Family
Michael Klein Bloomberg campaign mgr Bradley Tusk is directly on the Walmart payroll: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20101026/INS/101029913
MTA to Put Cameras in 400 Buses(WSJ) * Cagelike subway turnstiles can bambooze less experienced straphangers into paying fare twice (DN) * Bus cameras expanding (NYP)
Law and Order University keeps student drug use from cops (NYP) * Off-Duty Officer Is Shot in the Bronx (NYT) * Rapper Ja Rule may be near trial in NYC gun case(WSJ) * Gunman Wounds Off-Duty Officer In The Bronx
(NY1) * New rap looms in Soho slay (NYP) * Ja Rule may be near trial in NYC gun case (NYP) * Loaded crook goes from big time to big house (NYP) * Mugged kid sues MTA (NYP) * Longtime suspect pleads not guilty in 2008 death of Laura Garza (NYP)
Media and New Tech Patch: Local News Off the Paper, On the Web - CBS News Video * Cyberwarfare isn't science fiction, it's here, as attacks on perceived enemies of WikiLeaks showed (DN Ed) * New York magazine asks Eliot Spitzer why he sits so close to Kathleen Parker. * New York Daily News Now on the iPad