A former aide turned lobbyist bragged in newly discovered emails that it was her influence that got Andrew Cuomo as attorney general to get involved in litigation involving Chevron’s drilling in the Amazon rain forest.
“It is not going to kill New York’s golden goose,” said former official in Boston who helped craft the still in effect living wage legislation there. “It is not even going to ruffle the goose’s feathers.”
Nita Lowey took four trips this year paid for by private donations, more than any other New York area congresswoman.
Tea Party activists were irked with Michael Grimm’s support of Mitt Romney.
In one of his last acts as head of the MTA, Jay Walder took a private tour of the Verrazano Bridge with his wife and child in tow, and a fancy camera around his neck, The Post reports.
More trouble for John Haggerty: he hasn’t filed disclosure reports from a PAC he operates that is entirely funded by Mayor Bloomberg.
Some Democrats are already looking for ways to mobilize the Occupy Wall Street protestors for Get-Out-The-Vote drives in 2012.
The crowd there took kindly to remarks made earlier in the day by Mayor Bloomberg indicating that protesters could stay for as long as they liked. The official Twitter handle of Occupy Wall Street declared, “Bloomberg said we can stay indefinitely! Big win!”
There may not be that much of Wall Street to protest soon. A new report out today by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows that the financial industry is set to lose up to 10,000 jobs over the next couple of years.
A new poll shows Herman Cain neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney.
Meanwhile, Romney stakes out a lead in Iowa.
An ugly fight broke out at the Harlem 125th Street station between some NYPD officers and a group of young girls.
The NYPD infiltrated Muslim student groups at area colleges.
Peter Vallone gets criticized for saying that the City Council shouldn’t provide NYPD oversight.
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