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Cuomo’s proposal escalates a battle between the first-term Democrat and a major Democratic Party constituency: public-sector labor unions.
A previously disclosed version of the plan covered only state and non-city public employees including suburban and upstate school districts. But the bill introduced yesterday added the city's workforce -- a move welcomed by Mayor Bloomberg. Career police and firefighters would still be able to retire at any age after 20 years on the job under the plan. Cuomo Urges Broad Limits to N.Y. Public Pensions(NYT) * Pension Deals Elusive in N.J., N.Y. (WSJ) * Gov. Cuomo pushes reform of state and city pensions(NYDN) * Editorial: Open the pension books * Gov bares retirement plan to save city $30B(NYP) * Opposition to the governor’s pension bill has caused a strange coalition of labor unions and fiscal conservatives.* According to Gov. Cuomo, a Tier 6 pension plan could save NYS $93 billion over the next 30 years
Fixing Tickets and Now Court Cases All In Secret
Ticket-fixing probe: Retired union official charged with drunken driving spared trip to jail(NYDN) * Ticket-fixing corrupts our courts (NYDN ed)
|He Did It|
Guilty: Law partner of Assemblyman Peter Rivera admits wrongdoing; no promise to cooperate with US Attorney.
Weiner recklessly transformed chats about politics into sexually-charged exchanges
Heat's on to quit as penis pic hits the 'Net
“A real man would quit,” says the Post. * Admirers Became Weiner’s Online Pursuits(NYT) * Has Tony no decency?(NYP) * Weiner's wiener hits the web as full-frontal and fully exposed photo is leaked(NYDN) * Weiner's swan schlong(NYP) * Perv takes a 'hit' from his blackjack dealer(NYP) * A Conversation About Scandal Turns Slightly Scandalous(NYT) * Anthony Weiner 'Replica Underwear' For Sale on EBay (Village Voice)
Rules of the Special Election to Replace Weiner (If it happens)
New York's Tammany Hall Era Special Election Law will give the power to the Democrat and GOP leaders in Queens and Brooklyn to pick the next congressman of the 9th district. The Queens party leaders will have more power because they control 3/4 of the district and county committee of the two main parties which will vote on who to pick as their party nominees. The WFP and Conservative Parties would have a shot in this conservative district which Weiner never received 60% of the vote in, if they pick more middle of the road candidates who would appeal to more than their parties voters. The minor parties will most likely play or threaten to play spoiler to cut a deal for themselves. Good government groups taking credit for the new Swiss cheese ethic law never get involved in this type of election law that keeps the corrupt political system we have that not only controls who runs in special elections but also controls who runs as judge. This might be a good time to push for a recall system in New York and the Congress. On ethics: limited but necessary(NYP) * An Ethics Bill at Last (Fingers Crossed) * Challengers: Joe Addabbo and Noach Dear added to the list. * Weiner "Has been distracting to all of us" says Rep. Crowley
Can the Baby News Drop in the NYT Save Him?
Wife is pregnant as DC Democrats desert congressman(NYP) * Anthony Weiner’s Wife Is Pregnant (NYT) * Having a kid is not one of the 12 steps(NYP) * Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, had been trying to sell their Queens condo, asking $449,000, but took it off the market in the wake of the scandal.* Huma Quickly Becomes Paparrazzi Target(NYO) * Jennifer Senior questions the timing of the news leak about Huma Abedin’s pregnancy.
Weiner abides despite new photo, baby on the way(WSJ) * Pregnancy of Anthony Weiner's wife could not have come at more awkward time(NYDN)* US Secretary of State reportedly hates seeing her long-time staffer and virtual second daughter “humiliated.” * Huma: She’s committed to Weiner, says a friend.(Wash Post) * Fifth woman and Weiner exchanged messages like 'sexy' and 'sugar' in Facebook chat(NYP) * Hillary Clinton furious at 'stupid' Weiner for mistreating wife, handling of sexting scandal: report (NYP)
Weiner Chop Chop District
Talk Builds on Challengers and a District Vulnerable to Elimination (NYT) * Weiner's conduct gives pols a reason to cut his district(NYDN)
House Democrats Step Up Calls for Weiner to Quit (NYT) * Democrats Push Weiner to Go (WSJ) * Weiner Hunts for Crisis Advice (WSJ) * Dems pushing for 'dead man walking' Weiner to quit(NYDN) * Weiner's unspeakable behavior has made it impossible for him to represent the people properly(NYDN Ed) * 'Tweet' sorrow (NYP) * Cold, hard cash (NYP) * Democratic Congresswoman Calls For Anthony Weiner's Resignation(NY1) * Names Emerge as Weiner’s Replacement (NYO)
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