Kicking the Can Down the Road Again
Leaving It for the Next Guy A possible power shift in the New York State Senate offers Albany Democrats an excuse for punting on budget cuts. Despite a warning from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that this year’s deficit was growing closer to $1 billion.
Delay and denial are the lifeblood of Albany. As lawmakers refused to wrestle with the budget, they re-elected all of the same leaders and congratulated virtually all of their members on easy re-election. (NYT Ed)
Will the AEG Scandal and Money Give the GOP the State Senate?
The Senate Democrats spent three times as much as their Republican counterparts on outside consultants, contributing to their $2.4 million worth of campaign debt.* Senate Democratic spokesman Austin Shafran said the conference will “exhaust every resource necessary to ensure every vote is counted,” particularly in the 7th SD, where a hand recount is being sought. * Helping Build Senate Democrats’ Debt, $6 Million In Outside Consultants And Vendors (City Hall News)
Some Pigs Are More Equal Than Others
The Sickness, Arrogance and Detachment of Albany Become Real Clear When These Pigs Would Even Consider A Pay Raise When Hospital are Being Closed, Millions of New Yorkers Are Out of Work and Many of Them Stopped Getting Their Unemployment Check Yesterday. Senior and education services cut and these bums have the balls to even think of more money.
There’s talk of legislative pay raises again in Albany, and Cuomo says he won’t rule out the possibility for next year.
Will Albany Again Save OTB at the Last Minute? . . . Or is This It!
OTB bigs prepare for the end (DN) * Albany zeros let OTB collapse instead of dealing with its demise, and taxpayers get the bill (DN Ed)
Gov the Real Victims of Your Rule are Justice and New Yorkers
Gov. David Paterson has grown used to having things done for him and worries he will need to be “retrained” about how to live unaided as a blind person once he’s out of office.
1. You failed the cut the budget despite saying in the press your would.
2. You used the power of your office in a case of demestice abuse, let off by Judge Kaye
3. You hired many of your girlfriends
4. You signed off on a corrupt AEG deal and your tried to get the support of it main principal
5. You broke government gift laws
Paterson is Not the Only One to Talk Out of Both Sides of Their Mouth . . . NYP?
First the NYP wants the gov to go Enough, governor (Feb 26, 2010 NYP) Now the NYP wants us to feel sorry for him because he is blind? Gov calls tenure 'painful at times' during radio appearance (NYP) * Blind Dave fears new life without gov helpers (NYP)? * No Last Push by Paterson to Legalize Gay Marriage (NYT) * Governor Paterson Has Regrets, Too (NYT)
Who Will Stand in the Congress Well With Rangel When He Gets It?
Rangel Censure Vote Set for Thursday(WSJ) * Rangel Poised To Face Censure Vote (NY1) * Charlie's plea-mail * Rangel sent a last-minute e-mail appeal to supporters, asking them to flood Congress with appeals for him to receive a lesser punishment of reprimand. * In spite of his efforts, Rangel’s censure is “almost certain,” the AP reports.
Dogs Get Lost Not Votes
BOE Dumb Dumb Dumb
When Corruption Worlds CollideEx-City Council big Andrew Stein pleads guilty in tax fraud scheme
Peggy Lipton was involved in the plea Hevesi took when he pleaded guilty to allowing government cars for personal services. She is also a Friend of Andrew Stein for pleading guilty today in Manhattan federal court to a misdemeanor charge tied to the Kenneth Starr fraud scheme.