Here And Now
It’s Week II of the Legislature’s extended spring break, so perhaps we’ll have a quiet time in Albany…Hope springs eternal.
Another WikiLeaks report, this time on Guantanamo detainees.
At least eight former elected officials appointed to posts in the Cuomo administration kept their campaign accounts, although some are now in the process of closing them (after being questioned by the AP).
Former Lt. Dan Choi joined an Easter Sunday demonstration outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral to protest the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to same-sex marriage.
Sen. Diane Savino on speculation she followed her “man”, Sen. Jeff Klein, into the IDC: “It’s insulting, and frankly, it’s insulting to all female legislators Anyone you talk to will tell you I’m not the type of person to follow any man, anywhere…Not that he’s not worth following.”
Three NY House freshmen – Michael Grimm, Nan Hayworth and Ann MArie Buerkle – are holding fast to their opposition to raising the nation’s debt ceiling. (The story pegs the number at five, but Rep. Chris Gibson isn’t one of them).
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is reportedly worried some GOP members will leave if required to disclose the entirety of their outside legal fees under an ethics reform, further threatening his hold on the majority.
While upstate residents worry about prison closings on the loss of jobs, many who live in Ossining would love to see Sing Sing shuttered.
The Post launched a four-part series on school-employee disciplinary hearings.
It’s the annual list of silly bills, compliments of Jacob Gershman.
Rep. Anthony Weiner sent his potential 2013 mayoral primary opponent, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a bottle of bubbly when he unexpectedly ran into her dining at his brother’s restaurant, Almond.
Potential 2013 mayoral contenders attended a lot of holiday parties in 2010.
NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is still fundraising for – and spending from – his 2009 campaign account.
The temporary ban on placement agents has been extended until the administration can figure out a long-term pension fund fix.
The redistricting dance is already playing out at the local level.
The Long Island Association is siding with Skelos on redistricting reform.
The Senate GOP is blocking CUNY from spending cash raised through a 5 percent tuition increase while a battle over SUNY increases plays out in Albany.
“Frack We Must,” says the Post.
Donald Trump loves “what Iowa represents” and insists he can win over skeptics in the early presidential contest state.
Mayor Bloomberg thinks Trump – and all Republicans, for that matte r- should drop the birther issue, saying: “The President was born here.”
Labor leaders are planning that they hope will be a massive rally against Wall Street and Bloomberg on May 12.
Some unionized teachers – a group widely vilified over the past year – have been agreeing to contract concessions.
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel called on the president to tap the national petroleum reserves to lower gas prices.
Many public buildings in NYC have code violations.
NYC Councilwoman Gale Brewer vowed to probe the violations, first revealed by the DN.
Columbia University is allowing military recruiters back on campus.
RIP former UAlbany President Vincent O’Leary.
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