The bus: You want to be on it, not under it.
John Liu comes out, guns a blazin,’ in the public relations battle over his fundraising allegations. He stands behind Treasurer Jenny Hou, which is exactly where you would expect him to be, if he was just about to push her under a bus. Stay tuned.
Warm weather has brought more Occupiers out. Last night NYPD closed down Union Square in Manhattan to keep a group of about 100 protesters out.
Alleged 1% mouthpiece The New York Post “reports” that Cuomo is holding the line against wasteful pork by refusing legislator member items, those tricky funds allocated for spending in member districts that can fund Boys and Girls clubs or go into the pocket of campaign donors. (You’re embarrassing us with these run-on sentences. -Ed.) The move will save $200 million. Without detected irony, The Post uses the same article to report Cuomo’s advocacy for $15 billion in spending advocated by these lobbyists.
The Special Master’s word is mostly heeded.
How we sometimes visualize the Special Master.
Bad news for Democrats in Buffalo and Brooklyn. Governor Cuomo did nothing to help Democrat Lew Fidler win his State Senate seat, a week after approving State Senate district lines drawn by State Senate Republicans to re-elect State Senate Republicans.
A state appeals court sided with the Bloomberg administration’s efforts to cut off housing assistance to thousands of formerly homeless New Yorkers. More on the disaster that is Bloomberg’s homeless policy from our pages.
MoNeY and Politics last week.
Taxnightmare adds a new feature.