The Liu $800 Parties Are Over
More signs of Liu's Guilt As He Nixes Fund-Raiser Over Legal Questions
Liu cancels Xma$ (NYP) Comptroller John Liu’s plan to turn a Chinatown holiday bash into a campaign fund-raiser has been nixed over legal questions.Want to bet that the Chinese New Year fund raiser which is still on is canceled also.
Wounded Liu Still Punching Back At Bloomberg
Parks Dept. Forfeited Millions in Revenue, Audit Says(NYT) * Comptroller's Audit Finds City Parks Lost Millions Through Poorly Managed Concessions(NY1)* Audit: Parks Miss Millions in Concession Fees (WSJ)
Jury in Councilman’s Trial Says Its Split Has Widened(NYT) * Jurors Remain Deadlocked In Seabrook Corruption Trial(NY1) * Jury Deliberating In Corruption Case Against NYC Councilman Larry Seabrook (WCBS)
The NYP: Cuomo’s tax plan “Andrew’s surrender . . . Cuomo lacks the skill, the stamina and the imagination needed to defeat Albany
Cuomo wants income tax rates to rise with every $500,000 of income between $1 million and $2.5 million, while cutting taxes for those who make less than $125,000 Rate-fink Cuomo in tax-hike powwow(NYP) * Andrew’s surrender(NYP Ed) * Mario’s son after all(NYP) * The tale of two Gov. Cuomos: Suddenly, he wants to tax the rich (Hammon, NYDN)* Cuomo Weighing Tax Rates(WSJ) * Bloomberg Signals Discomfort With Higher Taxes on Rich (WSJ) Overall, Cuomo aims to raise $2B more than NY would have if current PIT rates sunset as scheduled at end of this month.
State's Growing Budget Deficit Not OWS Protests Moved Cuomo (insiders)
klnynews ken lovett (Twitter) The tale of two Gov. Cuomos: Suddenly, he wants to tax the rich - NY Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/tale-gov-cuomos-suddenly-tax-rich-article-1.987275
The Daily News gives Cuomo room for limited tax hikes but urges him to hold the line on spending and reform public employee pensions and health benefits. Not buying the line pushed by team Cuomo Andrew Cuomo’s tax-the-rich plan has big promise for New York (NYDN Ed) * Newsday praises Cuomo’s burst of progressive policy ideas, saying it’s absurd to suddenly tackle them all in a special session, but that’s the way Albany works. Newsday wishes for more transparency in this horse-trading process, and hopes lawmakers and Cuomo have the “decency” to leave redistricting out of it.* Writes Charles Gasparino: “It took less than a year, but the Andrew Cuomo who learned politics at the knee of his ultraliberal father is finally showing his true colors.”
Citigroup to Cut 4,500 Jobs(NY Magazine)
Team Cuomo Says Who Cares What the Media Thinks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s most detailed statement to date about overhauling New York’s tax code was an op-ed released yesterday for the state’s newspapers to run – not a formal statement or a news conference. Capital Tonight host Liz Benjamin called it "mystifying," while New York Times reporter Nick Confessore noted it was a bold move from a governor who rarely gives interviews. Not that it bothered the governor – asked about the hubbub, one Cuomo insider said, "So what?"
Media Reports Quinn Bloomberg Fake Fights Designed to Give Her Distance From Her Puppetmaster and Elected Her in 2013, As Real
Aides to Mayor Michael Bloomberg are discussing raising property taxes to avoid cutting agency budgets by 10 percent or more, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says it would be dead on arrival, the Post reports
NYS Has It Own Hanging Chad Problem After Spending Millions on New Machines
100,000 Voters in the NYS Presidential Election May Not Be Counted
60,000 NY votes were tossed out last year(NYDN) * Study: Confusion Led To Thousands Of Tossed Votes Across State (Ny1) * New Yorkers Throwing Their Vote Away With New Machines (WCBS)*
Facebook and other high-tech giants love New York(NYDN Ed) But city schools must start supplying computer talent* At Harlem Arts School, New Chief Hits Her Stride(NYT)
Cuomo Vs. Bloomberg On Connecting Outer Borough Taxi Service and Handicapped Cabs
Cuomo will veto a bill allowing New York City livery cabs to pick up fares on the street unless at least 1,500 new yellow cab medallions are for handicapped-accessible cabs, the Daily News reports. * Sources: Cuomo To Veto Livery Cab Bill Unless Amendment Is Met(NY1)
Bloomberg Pushes Back Over Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs (10/21/2011, NY1)
“You would cut the number of teachers in half and just have good teachers"
Small Classes Unimportant to Bloomberg (NYT) There is an “autumn of the patriarch” feel to Mayor these days. Freed — perhaps — of presidential daydreams, freed — perhaps — of desire for another term as mayor, Mr. Bloomberg sounds unburdened by inhibition and convinced that Americans hunger for his insights.
Occupy Our Homes
OWS gal cheered & jeered (NYP) * Occupy Wall Street Targets Housing Crisis (NY1) * Occupy Wall Street’ Resurfaces With March On Foreclosed Homes In Brooklyn(WCBS) * Occupy Our Homes: OWS Encouraging Families to Move Back Into Foreclosed Homes, But is the Law on Their Side?(NYO) * Occupiers in East New York Retake Foreclosed Home (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Paterson: Maybe A Little Less Sunlight
The Cuomo administration has an extra $250,000 on hand because former Gov. David Paterson’s papers will not be going to Cornell, as he originally planned, but to the more traditional State Archives instead.
Some trustees of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum pressured their colleagues to donate to Cuomo’s re-election event, while they seek approval to expand the museum on state-owned land (NYT) * Cuomo reportedly raised $500,000 during his brief trip to LA last week, where he “simply riveted” a crowd of Hollywood cynics who left saying “2016
Churches to Lose Use of School Space After a Legal Push Fails(NYT) * Supreme Court Sides With City On After-Hours Worship At Public Schools(NY1) * Churches Grapple With School Ruling(WSJ)
2nd Ave. Subway’s new bang a whimper(NYP) * Underground Blasting Resumes On Second Avenue Subway(NY1)
Its Aqueduct racino by a nose! A $9.9 million weekly take beats Yonkers’ Empire City as state’s top earner (NYDN)
The "Do-Nothing" Congress Really Did Nothing This Year (The Atlantic Wire)
Jon-Bubba twist (NYP) Even as Jon Corzine’s MF Global was collapsing, a firm that includes former President Bill Clinton in a senior post was raking in huge fees for public-relations and financial advice from the ill-fated brokerage* Corzine Rebuffed Warnings(WSJ) * Financial Crimes Vex Prosecutors(WSJ) * The fall of ‘key man’ Corzine (The Hill)
In Insider Trading Congress It is Not the 1% It is the 47%
Third poll: Iowa is Newt Gingrich country(Politico) *Mr. Romney’s Missing Details (NYDN Ed) The Republican presidential candidate never tells the American people what it will truly take to cut spending and balance the budget. * Ron Paul: ‘I’d like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade’ (Wash Post) * Pelosi: I've got enough dirt on Gingrich to fill a dump truck(NYDN) * Gingrich Takes "Newt York" by Storm(NBC) * Gingrich Has Long Way to Go to Catch Romney on K Street (Roll Call) * Newt Scrambles for Campaign Money (The Daily Beast) * Newt’s Big Apple Xmas Comes Early (New Yorker) * Newt Gingrich courts K Street (Politico) * Obama's List of Concrete Achievements - Kevin Drum, Mother Jones * Obama Needs Hillary to Win Back Independents - LZ Granderson, CNN * All Aboard Gingrich's Crazy Class War Train - Mike Littwin, Denver Post *Why Romney's Misfiring - Andrew Cline, The American Spectator * Pelosi Info Shows Why Newt's Dangerous - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post * Iowa (CBS/NYT): Gingrich 31, Romney 17, Paul 16, Perry 11, Bachmann 9 * More Like Reagan? Why Gingrich is surging past Romney in Iowa (Slate)