WSJ Discover the Russian Machine But Ignore Their Vote Being Diluted in Redistricting
Pulling in the Russian Vote(WSJ) The WSJ Reporters Chernova and Grossman missed the fact that the redistricting commission did all they can to reduce the power of the Russian vote. When Chernov attended the Dvidzon endorsement of Fidler she did not want to talk about redistricting. Russian Radio power broker Gregory Davidzon has emerged as a gateway between politicians yet he did not get the respect given to every other ethic and racial group by the redistricting commission. You would think Ms. Chervova would wonder why? The Russian Get Screw Again Cut in 4 (True News)
A Russian Tragedy GOP Cuts the Man Who Delivered Votes Out of A State Senate District
Senate GOP's Redistricting Blackmail
Give Us Our Lines Or Its Dysfunctional Albany Time Again
Skelos Plays His Card Against Gov
Battle lines for gov, GOP (Dicker, NYP) Senate Republicans are threatening to hold up key elements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s agenda this year, such as pension reform and legalized casino gambling, if he follows through on his threat to veto gerrymandered district maps * A Republican consultant doesn't think Cuomo will make a stand on redistricting: “It’ll be two days of outrage and then it’s on to the budget."
Redistricting Same Old Crap, Pols Win Always
Everyone but the winners in New York State’s unfair system of drawing election districts agrees New Yorkers deserve better. This was the year they were supposed to get it. But nothing has changed * The art of redistricting war: A guide to reading between the lines (NY World) * Keith Wright tells Charlie Rangel not to worry about redistricting.
Marty Golden New District
Two-Thirds Oppose Albany Pay Hikes
Sixty-one percent of New Yorkers support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build a super-sized convention center in Queens, while two-thirds oppose pay hikes for state legislators, a new Siena College poll * Albany pols turn backs on Daily News readers who say 'Don't Pay the Bums'
NYP Says Same Old Shit and the Daily News Does Not Follow Up It Own Editorial
Fidler on the loose (NYP) The Post compares Senate candidate Lew Fidler to the man he’s trying to replace, convicted ex-Sen. Carl Kruger, for his brazen parking violations.
No Daily News Follow Up
It funny when the NYP tries to write an editorial saying that Fidler is the same as Kruger and does not pick up a 2009 Daily News editorial that the Storobin campaign plans to highlight a 2009 Daily News hitting Fidler for taking $84,122 in taxpayer matching funds money for an uncompetitive Council election in 2009. The Daily News called on Fidler to return it, and Fidler said at the time: “If it turns out that I don’t need it, I’ll return it. But, as Storobin’s memo notes, it appears Fidler did not.
A Rookie Insider
Chock-full war chest buoys Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis(SI Advance) Ms. Malliotakis, who is running her first re-election campaign this year, has raised $114,962 since January 2011. Only Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, at $172,982, raised more in that time period, according to records provided to the Advance.
Under a unique arrangement, the entire staff of the state IG’s office quietly gained the ability to look at tax returns of state employees and, potentially, any other filers whose confidential data is considered “relevant” to an investigation. * The IG and Tax Department called the TU story about their power-sharing memo of understanding “misleading and inaccurate.”* Sen. John DeFrancisco called the Cuomo administration’s move to make it easier for the IG to obtain tax records of lawmakers and state employees without a subpoena “dangerous.”
Poor Popular Cuomo
Cuomo: My Sky-High Poll Numbers Have Nowhere to Go But Down(NYO) * NY’s Very Strong Governor System (Reinvent Albany) * Some lawmakers are not thrilled with Governor Cuomo's tax policy. (BN)
Cuomo Should Have His Own Planes Like BloombergDonors spent $145G to fly Gov. Andrew Cuomo on private jets to fund-raising events (NYDN) The flights are legal, although some of the donors had business before the state. A half-dozen campaign donors spent $145,583 to jet Cuomo to fundraising events in Puerto Rico, California, Buffalo, Syracuse, New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Order in the auditorium(NYP) About a half-hour into the meeting, a gaggle of students jumped out of their seats and started screaming about “failed education policies,” refusing to let Walcott or anyone else be heard. After five minutes of trying to quiet the rowdy students, Walcott left — and the meeting was adjourned. * Despite Focus on Data, Standards for Diploma May Still Lack Rigor(NYT) * Fearful that too many students will fail, state officials have opted to dumb down the state regents exam.
Beloved Bronx vocational HS in danger of closing(NYDN) John Hyland attended Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School in Mott Haven back in the 1960s, and credits the vocational school with his 33-year career with Verizon.
The 1% Private Equity Firms Contribute to Crowley
Private Equity PAC Showed A Lot of Love To Congressman Joe Crowley(NYO)In 2010, Mr. Crowley, who is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, came under scrutiny for his contributions from the financial industry. That fall, the House Ethics Committee conducted a probe of Mr. Crowley after he collected $23,500 in donations from financial industry executives at series of fundraisers held in late 2009, just before he voted on legislation to impose tougher restrictions on Wall Street. The Ethics Committee dropped their investigation of Mr. Crowley in Januar
1 . With the half empty WTC about to go on the market and the rail yards unable to find financing how will the building planned after the Javits' Center is torn down be financed or occupied?
2. Banks' Offices Shrink(WSJ) Wall Street firms have begun to quietly jettison office space in a sign that repercussions from the recent contraction in the financial-services industry will be felt in the city for several years.
3. Federal Transportation Funds In DangerFed transport bill would kill MTA funds, raise fares, says Congressman Nadler(NYDN) The MTA and a group of Democratic leaders warned that a federal transportation bill would strip the agency of an important revenue stream and lead to skyrocketing fares * Federal Transportation Bill Could Cut MTA Funding (WNYC) * Cuts in federal funding could mean rise in MTA fares(News 12)
Remember When We Elected Congressman to Get the Job Done Not Attack the Other Party
Reps. Crowley, Rangel, Nadler and MTA Chairman Denounce Republican Cuts to Public Transit. In 1998 D'Amato Defends $41 Billion Transit Measure - New York Times * NYC Lawmakers, MTA, Slam GOP Over Transit Cuts (NYO)
9/11 cops’ cancer woe(NYP) * NYPD Cancer Cases Up Post 9/11(Fox 5)