Here And Now
The $13 million AG Andrew Cuomo collected as part of his student loan industry crackdown remains unspent.
Cuomo’s campaign is reviewing the role of lobbyist Jennifer Cunningham, a longtime friend and pro bono advisor to the AG, after the New York Times inquired about what she does.
Azi Paybarah covers the travails of trying to cover Cuomo.
Mayor Bloomberg has a new deputy mayor, former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith.
Goldsmith will be the lone Republican at City Hall – just like the man he’s replacing, Ed Skyler, whose last day on the job is today.
Bloomberg praised Rep. Mike McMahon (NY-13) for being “pro-Wall Street.”
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs.
The TU suggests an anger-management refresher course for Sen. Kevin Parker.
The Times says Parker suffers from a “toxic anger,” should be censured and then replaced by his Brooklyn constituents.
Parker is to stand trial on charges he assaulted a New York Post photographer.
Rick Karlin tries to calculate the impact of furloughs.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is raising campaign cash off Wall Street even as she seeks to regulate it.
Frustrated workers and labor leaders protested on Wall Street.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy will call for a repeal of the MTA payroll tax today. (No link).
Former Rep. John Sweeney is getting out of jail early; he has only served half of his drunk-driving sentence.
The TU called for passage of the near-dead soda tax, saying: “(I)f you don’t like it, don’t buy it; think of your children.”
A former state aide who was convicted of stealing $111,600 has been charged with impersonating a state official in an effort to get out of a traffic ticket.
Gov. David Paterson has an AIDS Walk team.
The Bloomberg administration is urging Paterson to veto an AIDS housing bill.
Advocates say the governor will be reneging on a promise if he heeds the mayor’s call.
Cindy Adams feels sorry for Paterson, but was not impressed by either David Malpass or Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice.
Assemblyman Greg Ball produced an internal poll that shows him far ahead of his opponents for retiring Sen. Vincent Leibell’s seat.
NY-1 congressional hopeful George Demos endorsed Rick Lazio for governor today. (Not surprising; they’ve got a number of consultants and supporters in common).
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to run for president – if only the Constitution didn’t prevent him from doing so.
Assemblyman Rory Lancman slams Paterson’s “unhelpful” slamming of his own LG’s budget borrowing proposal.
Urban ducks! (They’ve got “connections”, says NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe).
Potential US Senate/presidential contender Lou Dobbs was in Washington Heights.
The NYC Council joined in the growing opposition to Arizona’s new immigration law.
St. Vincent’s is closing for good today.
The NYC Council is silencing tour buses.
Saratoga City Supervisor Joanne Yepsen formally kicked off her campaign against Sen. Roy McDonald.
A state-sponsored series of French and Indian War battle re-enactments is the latest victim of the budget war.
Rep. Scott Murphy (NY-20) voted against his automatic pay raise.
Carl Paladino hung out with Tea Partiers in Olean.
Paladino and Levy pitched conservatives in Auburn.
NY-23 contender Doug Hoffman closed on his new home in the district.
Tom Golisano gave $10 million to a Rochester hospital.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is pushing property tax relief.
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