The Weekend That Was
The CapTon team will be continuing to follow the budget showdown as it unfolds at the Capitol.
Here’s a link to the Legislature’s revenue bill, which was introduced late last night and will be sufficiently aged for passage by Tuesday.
A two-way press conference starring Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson should be taking place sometime before the 7 p.m. extraordinary session called by the governor.
Until then, some headlines from the weekend’s news:
Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn are moving ahead with their budget agreement in spite of the mishegoss in Albany.
The Bloomberg administration is contracting to buy iPads, iPhones and iPods in bulk.
The DN praises Paterson’s “real leadership” during the ongoing budget battle.
The upstate-downstate divide is again on display in Albany.
The TU does not approve of the Legislature’s two-way deal approach.
AG Andrew Cuomo rallied his “small army” by telephone.
The FBI subpoenaed records related to Sen. Vincent Leibell’s house.
The Buffalo News backs Paterson’s push for his successors to have more power to deal with budget deficits.
A ConEd bill being pushed by 32BJ is headed for revisions in the Assembly.
Special Prosecutor Bridget Brennan says dealers with multiple convictions for non-violent offenses are taking advantage of the 2009 Rockefeller Drug Law reforms.
Mayor Bloomberg is chairing a three-day volunteering conference that kicks off in NYC tomorrow.
State workers routinely bump up their pensions in their final years on the job.
Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker explains why she’s decided to team up with Eliot Spitzer to host a show on CNN.
The bidding war for Newsweek is heating up.
Former RNC Chairman Jim Nicholson is optimistic about his party’s chances this fall.
Charges of plagiarism were leveled in the 99th AD for the second time.
New York has a schizophrenic relationship with cigarettes.
Sen. Carl Kruger’s lawyer insists his client is in the clear.
A top aide to Kruger might be in trouble.
GOP Sen. Mike Nozzolio is facing his first Democratic challenger in 18 years.
There’s a rare competitive Assembly race on Long Island.
NYC Council Minority Leader James Oddo insists he’s not worried former Rep. Vito Fossella might try to challenge him for Staten Island BP in 2013.
The Buffalo News profiles the GOP primary to take on US Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Rep. Joe Crowley, whose fundraising is under investigation by the House Office of Congressional Ethics, insisted he has done nothing wrong.
The Post keeps the heat on Rep. Greg Meeks.
Doug Hoffman is making a fundraising push in NY-23.
New York House members wine and dine donors with some regularity.
WNYC’s Bob Hennelly hit the campaign trail with AG hopeful Sean Coffey.
Rudy Giuliani is headed back to Pennsylvania.
RIP Walter Shorenstein, a Long Island native and major Democratic donor.
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