High Noon for Outer Borough Taxi Service
NYT is "not sure" why today's taxi summit (No. 2) is needed, calls on Cuomo to sign livery cab bill on his desk now.
It’s sick as hail(NYP) Millions of New Yorkers uptown and in the outer boroughs are being denied the right to legally hail a livery cab because of a political fight over an obscure health issue, The Post has learned. ayor Bloomberg’s hard-fought taxi-expansion bill is being held hostage to a battle with the Cuomo administration over whether the city is entitled to share in the proceeds when EmblemHealth, the health-insurance giant created by the merger of GHI and HIP, converts from a nonprofit to a for-profit company, NYT Editorial A Cab in Brooklyn (NYT Ed) Cuomo should sign the bill now that allow livery cabs to pick up passengers legally in the outer boroughs.* Cuomo To Seek Deal On Livery Cab Bill(NY1)
D'amato Taxi Lobbyist Get Free Air Time on NY1
Liu Fundraiser Gives Prosecutors Time to Prepare Charges(WSJ) The New Jersey man accused of illegally funneling $16,000 to New York City Comptroller John Liu's campaign will continue discussions with federal prosecutors.
Double Talk From Seabrook and His Lawyer
NY1 Online: Bronx Councilman Responds To Corruption Allegations * Seabrook: Just Acting Like Cuomo (Capital) * Councilman Larry Seabrook Rises To His Own Defense (NYO)
Queens Crap Readers Comment on Yesterday True News Story
A Takeover Of Journalism by Lobbyist and Politicians
PA Don't Fix Our Management Raise the Tolls Again
Shocking! PA’s meter miscount(NYP) Bumbling brass at the Port Authority — which has lost tens of millions of dollars underbilling airlines and other tenants for electricity costs — didn’t even know how many utility meters the agency had at its facilities, according
Keep Attack Mayoral Candidate Tom Allon Your Getting Good Press HitsMayoral Hopeful Takes Shots at Speaker Quinn (WSJ A Democratic mayoral hopeful blasted City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for failing to stamp out corruption in the council. It's the first prominent attack from an announced candidate in the 2013 mayoral race.
Living wage advocates have watered down their bill in hopes of getting it passed this year, the Daily News writes*74 percent support increase in living wage: poll(NYP)
Clarence Norman Jr, former leader of Brooklyn Democratic Party, was sentenced to one to three years in prison for extorting money from judicial candidates made Evelyn Laporte a judge
Says Laporte 'didn't protect the public' when she freed 'cop killer' last month(NYP) * Mayor Criticizes Judge for Releasing Murder Suspect(NYT)
Brooklyn Criminal Court Judges Evelyn Laporte and Shari Ruth Michels blundered grievously in letting him stay on the streets. Killer junk justice(NYDN)
Commish outrage that 'cop killer' was freed (NYP) * Killer junk justice(NYPD) * Why Was He Still Free? A Clue in a Shot to the Foot(NYT) * Focus on North Carolina Warrant After Officer’s Killing(NYT) *Scum skirted the law(NYDN)* Towns' spokesman accuses the 'Post' of excluding black officials from coverage of the Figoski story(Capital)
Partner is in his own hell(NYP) * Five Charged in Killing(WSJ) * A Hasty Robbery and a Deadly Shot(WSJ)
NY opens heart for slain cop(NYP) * Stand up, New York(NYP Ed) * Still on Patrol After Two Decades, Valued but Rare(NYT)
Pols Ignore Illegal Subdivided Apartments At Heart of Killing
Cop Killer Lamont Pride understood subdivides are were drug deals easy targets for him live
It is easy for NY pols to demand congress pass effective gun control laws. Which they know is politically impossible. But to attack landlords or developers who create illegal subdivides has a cost. The apartment where Figoski was targeted for death was built for 2 families but now has 15 illegal apartments. Many of these developers contribute to pols and more importantly it were many of the city immigrants make their first homes. That is why only fake efforts are made to close these illegal divides only after a fire kills some of their occupants Cop-slayer suspect's gun came from same Virigina store as 1990 killing (NYDN) * In Latest Gun Inquiry, City Finds Willing Sellers Online(NYT) * NYC cop to online gun seller: "I probably couldn’t pass" backgrnd check. Seller: "I'll take $400 cash." Legal & Insane?
Candidate Jeffries Upended By Cop Shooting
Congressional candidate Jeffries and his flack for hire Artz were getting good press with linking the cops on Facebook racist rants on the West Indian Day Parade with the need to have police live in the city. The picture of the cops 4 daughters who live on Long Island has complete stopped Jeffries issue. The Finest’s critics(NYP Ed) * Towns' spokesman accuses the 'Post' of excluding black officials from coverage of the Figoski story.(Capital)
Time Person Of The Year 2011: 'The Protester' (VIDEO, PHOTO)
New York City voters like Occupy Wall Street more than Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and disapprove of the way he cleared out Zuccotti Park last month, a new Quinnipiac poll shows: * Quinni U poll says NYC voters disapprove 51–42% of the way Mayor Bloomberg handled the OWS protestors.NYPD a 50–46 % for handling protests. * Poll: More New Yorkers Disapprove Of Mayor Bloomberg’s Handling Of Occupy Wall Street (WCBS) * Milk Street Cafe Closing Thursday After Struggle with NYPD Barricades(DNA Info) * The New York Times Sends NYPD Note Over Treatment Of Photographer(Huff Post) * Thousands Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Due In New York City Court(Huff Post) * Hundreds Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters Appear In Court (NY1) * Occupy Wall Street Protesters Report to Court(NYT)
Nonprofit providers have grown rich billing New York state and Medicaid for services provided for the developmentally disabled
Aiding Disabled, Nonprofits Rake in State Money(NYT) Reimbursements to New York nonprofit providers of home care for the developmentally disabled have led to multimillion-dollar surpluses and eye-popping salaries.
Selling Swipes May Be a Swindle, but Don’t Call It Larceny(NYT) In a surprise ruling, New York’s highest court on Tuesday overturned the routine petty-larceny conviction of a man arrested for selling MetroCard swipes to strangers. * Halted Bus, Subway Services Won't Be Back In '12, MTA Says(NY1)
The News gives Cuomo an “A” for his first year in office, but finds hypocrisy in the way tax reform plans were negotiated in secret
The (Real) Governator (GQ) * Andy: I was on Gore veep list(NYP)* Cuomo passes bill regulating health insurance companies(NYDN) * A little-noticed provision in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax reform bill gives the governor broad power to dole out $25 million in tax breaks for businesses, the Times-Union report * After a strong first year, Andrew Cuomo's last big decision leaves major doubts about where he wants to take the state(NYDN) * "It’s as if Hank Sheinkopf were the governor...This guy’s not even a politician - he’s a political operative.”(NYO) * The purpose, Cuomo said, is to “improve consumer convenience by expanding the options by which consumers can fill their drug prescriptions.” * A.M. Roundup: Cuomo’s tax credit grab(TU)* CSNY’s Money Muscle(YNN)
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@nygovCuomo organization spent $9,767,608 on lobbying, so far this year. via NYPIRG * Andrew Cuomo 2014 emails: "the Governor brought together Democrats and Republicans...to bring more fairness to our tax system." @nygovCuomo