MTA Nepotism MTA-exec dad's subway safety lies(NYP) The assistant head of the MTA's signals division, Patrick Sohan, was suspended after getting his unqualified son a job working on subway signals by submitting phony credentials,
Handicap Taxis Vs. Outer-Borough Service?
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS SHARE AN ACCESSIBLE TAXI: Today we report that taxi medallion owners are so desperate to stop Gov. Andrew Cuomo from signing a bill allowing outer-borough competition that they have found common ground with a longtime opponent, Assemblyman Micah Kellner: (CHN)
New Rating System Outs More Bad Teacher
BAD GRADES: 16% rise in teachers rated 'unsatisfactory'(NYDN) * Specter of nonexistent exam cheating is next assault for anti-test, anti-school reform activists(NYDN Ed) The Daily News warns that the teachers' union and anti-reform school groups will raise a canard about widespread cheating if next week's test scores show New York City public school kids improving * Slight Rise In "Unsatisfactory" Public School Teachers(NY1)
Why Are 1.6M Fleeing NYS: Bad Government, Impossible for Business to Pay High Taxes and No Jobs
Leaving New York
In the first decade of the new century, New York state saw more of its residents leave for other parts of the country than any other state in the country. Despite this, an analysis of census data by the Manhattan Institute found, the state population rose by half a million people, largely because of births. Over 1.5 million more people moved out of the state than moved in from other states, making the aughts the second straight decade in which New York led the nation in out migration. Some attribute the loss to the state's high cost of living and tax rate. The report also found a slowing of immigration from other countries during the 10 years. Since 1960, 7.3 million people have left New York for other states. NY turns into flee market 1.6M bolt high-tax state in last decade(NYP) * Study Finds More New Yorkers Leaving State(NYT) * Census Shows New York Exodus(WSJ) * See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya: New Yorkers leave state at record rate(NYDN) * About 7.3 million residents have left NY for other states since 1960.* New NYS Population Report Reinforces Need for Change * Budget Division: Expect Weaker Tax Receipts(YNN) * Budget update: We’ve got cash but deficits are ahead(TU)
Will Towns Guilty Plea Effect Towns State Job?
Darryl Towns, state housing commissioner, expected to plead guilty to DUI (NYDN) * A spokesman for Gov. Cuomo, Josh Vlasto, refused to discuss how a guilty plea would affect Towns’ employment as the state housing czar.”
Kruger and the Russians
Looks Like the Lawyer is Ratting on Kruger and the Russian Mob
Will Brooklyn Elected It Second Brooklyn Borough President Convicted of A Misdemeanor
Markowitz pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after being indicted on multiple felony counts was reduced to just the one misdemeanor, for taking four-figure campaign contributions from a credit union and reporting them as if they’d come from elsewhere
David Weprin at an Arab-American bazaar in Bay Ridge earlier this year
Debating Israel in NY-9: A History of Outrage(NYO) * Turner mining Weprin NYC Council record in #ny9 race. Today's hit: Reveal outside income when Weprin voted for 25% salary boost in '06. * Turner mining Weprin NYC Council record in #ny9 race. Today's hit: Reveal outside income when Weprin voted for 25% salary boost in '06.
Golden spent $40,000 at building he co-owns With his Brother
Brooklyn Pol Martin Golden Spent $39,000 In Campaign Money On Brother's Catering Business(NYDN) * GOP Star Marty Golden Doles Out Big Bucks to his Family Catering Hall (Robbins, Village Voice 2008)
GOP Enrollment Going Down
Enrollment in the NY GOP is now at its lowest level since the early 1990s.
Staten Island's Guy Molinari rips Sen. Savino over 'Mafia' slur on Tea Party
Insults: Molinaro disses Savino, saying, “She’s a little loose with the tongue…and tries to hide behind the Facebook.” [Tom Wrobleski / SI Advance]
Media and Political Outrage At Sara Palin Bloomberg Gets A Pass
What About Bloomberg's Email Cover Up?
The Bloomberg administration stonewalled Voice columnist Harry Siegel’s attempt to determine how many deputy mayors have Bloomberg LP emails.
AG Schneiderman is investigating whether Bank of New York Mellon overcharged state pension funds for foreign currency exchanges, and could lead a nationwide lawsuit from other pension funds with similar claims (WSJ)
WTC: 2nd Day of Strike
Carpenters Join WTC Job Action(WSJ) * WTC concrete workers walk out over union agreement(NYDN) * Carpenters Join Work Stoppage at WTC Site(NBC)
FOR SALE: NYC's Garbage(Huff Post)
Voters Nix $400 Million Hockey Tix Voters in Nassau County showed good sense when they rejected a scheme to raise their taxes so the New York Islanders could build a new arena. (NYT Ed)
How solid is the layoff protection language in the CSEA and PEF contract deals struck with the Cuomo administration? Union members worry they could still lose jobs to agency consolidation.
NYT Pushes Cuomo to Crack Down On Non Profits High Pay
Pay for Heads of Nonprofit Groups Will Be Scrutinized(NYT) * Cuomo, The Times and the Non-Profiteers(Room 8)
The Super Congress Star Chamber
Deficit Battle Shifts to Panel(WSJ) * Hiding Behind the Budget Act The mechanics of the bill that President Obama signed allows lawmakers to evade responsibility for the damage that could result.
Washington Chain Saw Massacre Playing now in D.C.: The scariest sequel yet to “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” If the scariest thing in the world is something you can’t understand, then Americans are scared out of their minds about what is happening in America.(Dowd, NYT)
“Gillibrand’s opposition to it comes as she seeks to generate enthusiasm among her party’s base in advance of her re-election bid next year.”
Debt Deal Draws No Votes From Gillibrand, N.J. Senators * Gillibrand Broke With Party on Debt Bill(NYT) * I Changed 180 Degrees.’ Dicker Mocks Gillibrand 2016 Talk (NYO) * Diaz to Gillibrand: Now You Are Against Tax Hikes On The Rich?(NYO)
Is the People's Harvard Becoming to Expensive