Clinton Memories of Times Square Hookers
What was supposed to be about clean air in Times Square because of the creation of the plaza and the merger of the Clinton and Bloomberg non profits to fight climate change, turned into the former president personal flashback of him eying hookers and johns on his first trip to the crosss roads of the world. Bill Clinton calls old Times Square 'romantic'(NYP) * 1964: Bill Clinton visited Times Square, saw "a hooker approach a man in a gray flannel suit." [Politico] * Clinton: Times Square Used To Be All Steak And Hookers (Huff Post) * Study finds air is cleaner in Times Square(WABC)
Off Script: "It's not every day you hear an ex-president discuss his memories of a hooker."
Spinning City Business and the Nillionaire Mayor's Non Profits
Bloomberg's handlers came up the the clean air spin to combine the message of the cleaner Times Square to the merger of the Mayor's and Clinton's non profits to fight climate change.
You can't find a hooker in Times Square anymore, former President Bill Clinton lamented Former President Clinton laments hooker-free Times Square (DN) * Bill Clinton Recalls the Old Times Square (NYT)
Is this Legal?
Connecting the Mayor's private business and his government function. Wonder how many City Council Members has friends or family members on the payroll of the mayor's non profit or non profits funded by the mayor? Clinton, Mayor Air Views Former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said they will join forces to combat climate change, combining the two environmental organizations they lead.(WSJ)
Cathie Black Shows How Political the Education Waiver Has Become
Breaking Dennis Walcott has received his waiver from Dept. of Ed to become schools chancellor
Education commissioner approves Walcott's appointment as city schools chief (NYP) * Dennis M. Walcott Cleared To Be Schools Chancellor(NYT)
Panel Unanimously Recommends Waiver for Walcott(NYT) * Panel Urges Waiver for School Chief(WSJ) * Panel Recommends Walcott Receive Waiver to Become Chancellor (NY1)
Ed boss' blast System a mess: out going commish (NYP)
Does the City Have A Plan to Remove PCB's From Our Schools?
Fifty-nine House Republicans voted against their leadership on the budget reduction
BREAKING: House passes 2011 budget deal
Several Key Issues Remain That Could End the Cuomo's Honeymoon
Albany's Extended Holiday Spring Break
When the Albany mob comes back from their extended spring break in May the governor will still have to break the deadlock between the senate and assembly on rent regulations and a tax cap on property tax. Cuomo also faces negotiating new union contract and coming up with a plan acceptable to the unions on pension reform. Cuomo's Honeymoon(WSJ) Two weeks after adopting a budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying broad support among registered voters. New Yorkers who approve of his performance outnumber those who disapprove by a 4-to-1 margin (WSJ) * Gov. Cuomo's breakthrough labor agreement with police union is fair for workers, New York taxpayers (DN Ed) * Unions' 'yea' man in Albany -Abbate hauls in 600G * Cuomo's Deal: Retroactive raises for Council 82 members; wage freeze till 2014. PEF won't accept similar deal. "The state made it clear that accepting these concessions would not ensure PEF members would not be laid off * Cars: "Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, spent $26,000 on a 2011 Ford Taurus in February."* Cuomo’s poll numbers are 17 points higher than Eliot Spitzer’s were at this point in his first term back in 2007.* Council 82 Contract Reflects ‘Economic Realities’ Says Cuomo (YNN) * Cuomo's Money: State is "functionally bankrupt." Unions shouldn't expect raises.
Cuomo Says I Will Shove Your Hike Up Your. . .
Andy's power line: I'll undo 12% rate hike * Cuomo's power play (NYP Ed)* Cuomo Intervention: Proposed bill would give electric companies permanent property tax abatements, "removing the basis" for an expected 12 rate hike in energy bills.[Fred Dicker, NYP] * The governor will propose a bill that allows NYC to provide permanent property-tax abatements to local electric-generating companies, removing the basis for a little-noticed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision that could hike electric rates by $500 million a year
The Most Expensive Part Time Legislator in the Nation Can't Even Pick A State Vegetable
To Busy Eating Happy Meals?
Some elected officials have sweet taxpayer-funded rides.
NYT Kissing Up to the Popular Cuomo
Not Heveis This Pay to Pay Was DiNapoli
According to court testimony, things were so tense between Cuomo and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s offices at the height of the AG’s pay-to-play pension fund probe that a “constitutional crisis” was possible. The Comptroller tries to change the headline DiNapoli: Use of Local Development Corporations Out of Control--Finds Officials Using LDCs to Skirt the Law
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