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Marvin Markus Resigns as Head of New York City Rent Board

Marvin Markus Resigns as Head of New York City Rent Board

The head of the city board that sets rent hikes for a million New Yorkers has resigned – putting landlords and tenants on alert for who Mayor Bloomberg appoints to replace him. Marvin Markus, a municipal finance expert, oversaw the Rent Guidelines Board’s raucous annual meetings to set increases for rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments during […]

Thomas Suozzi Hired by Cablevision for High School Sports Venture

Thomas Suozzi Hired by Cablevision for High School Sports Venture

Cablevision Systems Corp. announced Monday that it has hired former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi as a consultant to a high school sports venture. Suozzi, who narrowly lost his bid for a third term to Republican Edward Mangano last fall, will advise MSG Varsity, a group of television channels and a Web site devoted to […]

Governor: New Taxes May be Necessary to Balance Budget

Governor: New Taxes May be Necessary to Balance Budget

Governor David Paterson says he will stick to a self imposed cap on state spending when he releases his budget later this month, and promises to even generate a surplus that can be given back to New Yorkers in the form a property tax credit. The governor also says he could support new taxes on […]

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Taxes In Final Debate

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Taxes In Final Debate

The two candidates sparred over education, with the mayor attacking Thompson’s record as head of the Board of Education. For his part, Thompson compared the mayor’s Department of Education to Enron and claimed students are being prepared to do nothing more than take state tests. “He didn’t get the job done. He failed the students. […]

Mayor Calls For Expansion Of Charter Schools

Mayor Calls For Expansion Of Charter Schools

More charter schools may be coming to the city under a plan proposed Wednesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Speaking at a 10th anniversary celebration of charter schools at the Sisulu-Walker Charter school in Harlem, the mayor said if reelected, he would fight to abolish the cap put on charter schools by Albany. Bloomberg’s plan would […]

Illegal for Drivers To Text, Email On The Road

Illegal for Drivers To Text, Email On The Road

It is now illegal to use your cell phone to text, check e-mail or surf the web while driving in New York State. Governor David Paterson signed the bill into law Thursday. The ban also covers using laptops or other handheld devices to read, view or send images or data while the vehicle is moving. […]

Politicians Call for Sex Offender E-mail Alert System

Politicians Call for Sex Offender E-mail Alert System

Three state senators called on Gov. David A. Paterson to sign into law a bill that would create a statewide e-mail alert program notifying people when a convicted sex offender moves into a neighborhood. But the executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law – a Stony Brook-based nonprofit group that provides the same service and […]

Governor Supports Most Reform of Shadow Government

Governor Supports Most Reform of Shadow Government

David Paterson is being pressured from all sides over a bill that is being praised as a sweeping reform to make New York’s public authorities more accountable. Paterson, a Democrat, is in a tug of war with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who wants changes in the measure before Paterson signs it into law […]

Poll: Andrew Cuomo Leads David Paterson in 2010 Election

Poll: Andrew Cuomo Leads David Paterson in 2010 Election

A new poll of New York Democrats shows Attorney General Andrew Cuomo attracting four voters to every one for incumbent Gov. David Paterson in a potential matchup next year. The poll shows 61 percent of voters polled favored Cuomo and 15 percent picked Paterson. In June, Cuomo had a lead of 57 percent to 20 […]

State Senate Sets New Controls for Hiring Staff

State Senate Sets New Controls for Hiring Staff

Democrats Thursday announced new controls on staff hiring in the wake of Sen. Pedro Espada Jr.’s son briefly holding a $120,000-a-year job. A three-member panel will “review and approve all personnel changes to the central staff,” said Selvena N. Brooks, a spokeswoman for Democratic chief John Sampson of Brooklyn. Sampson approved the Espada hiring. The […]

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