Here And Now
Public employee union leaders slammed Gov. David Paterson for giving five of his staffers big raises as he pushed a furlough plan for state workers.
Paterson aides aren’t the only public employees getting pay hikes.
“Whatever happened to shared sacrifice?” asked PEF spokeswoman Darcy Wells.
“I have never seen any organized labor group protest so much over so little sacrifice they are being asked to make,” said Paterson in response to the news that the unions had filed suit against the furloughs in court.
Legal experts say the governor is unlikely to win this legal battle, which would put the state on the hook for both back pay and interest.
Larry Schwartz thinks CSEA President Danny Donohue needs to “mature.”
Elena Kagan dated men, but not Eliot Spitzer.
If Kagan is confirmed, the US Supreme Court will have four justices who grew up in NYC for the first time in history.
Staten Islanders feel left out – again.
Rep. Peter King says he has “no doubt” ex-Rep. Vito Fossella is mulling a comeback bid, but adds: “I also know that he has not made up his mind.”
Rep. Carolyn Maloney declined to raise $25,000 for the DCCC so she could be listed as a host for Thursday’s fundraiser with President Obama.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is at odds with his ally, the Working Families Party, over Wall Street.
The Paterson administration re-bid the Aqueduct racino project.
Silda Spitzer attended a City Harvest event.
The ex-governor’s career could actually be “saved” by his sex scandal,” David Parker writes.
Paterson said the teacher evaluation deal agreed to by unions will put New York “at the top of the list” for Round II of “Race to the Top” applications.
The Post is skeptical of the deal.
The Times calls on the Legislature to “quickly” approve it.
President Obama’s Buffalo trip tomorrow won’t be open to the public.
Mayor Bloomberg is on a fact-finding mission in London.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Bloomberg ally, was re-elected with 59 percent of the vote in a four-way field.
Congressional hopeful Chris Cox doesn’t think his Nixon pedigree has a downside.
Maloney’s primary challenger, Reshma Saujani, gets some attention from Forbes for her fundraising prowess.
Ex-President Clinton is trying to help his wife retire his 2008 campaign debt.
Sen. Chuck Schumer has another GOP challenger – Jim Staudenraus, who helped lead opposition to Spitzer’s plan to let undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unleashed Rachel Ray on Capitol Hill to lobby for more nutritious school lunches.
AG Andrew Cuomo is No. 15 on The Observer’s list of the 100 most powerful people in NYC real estate.
Two real estate developers are challenging Cuomo in court.
Cuomo filed a civil lawsuit against Ivy Asset Management over Bernie Madoff.
The whole “silence is golden” thing isn’t hurting Cuomo’s poll numbers.
Sen. Brian Foley’s spokesman went to work for the Senate Dems.
The MTA went ahead with layoffs in spite of a lawsuit seeking to block them.
Army Secretary John McHugh backed out of an appearance at SUNY Oswego where he was going to be protested over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and other issues.
LIPA CEO Kevin Law is expected to land the Long Island Association presidency.
Bloomberg and the NYC Council are at odds over two bills to help the so-called “working poor.”
VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau, had a mild stroke.
Ex-Assemblyman Tom Kirwan is trying to mount a comeback.
Orange County Executive Ed Diana blasted his potential opponent, Gillibrand, for her $1 million Kiryas Joel earmark.
The Middletown Times Herald-Record has some questions about that earmark, too.
Rudy Giuliani will speak at the University of Southern Mississippi’s 100th anniversary graduation ceremony.
Obama refused an invite to play golf with Rush Limbaugh.
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