The Weekend That Was
Danny Hakim investigates state-run group homes and finds widespread problems in the 2,000-house system. After learning of the story’s findings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo forced the resignation of two top state employees.
Cuomo wants lobbying groups like AQE, NYPIRG and the CSNY to be forced to disclose their donors.
Carl Paladino stiffed about a dozen consultants, vendors and staff members for some $130,000 in salaries, fees and expenses, and his campaign committee is in debt.
The Times says capping medical malpractice payouts is “the wrong way to go,” siding with the Assembly Democrats by saying the “best solution is to greatly reduce the errors and bad outcomes that can lead to malpractice suits.”
The Gray Lady also warns Cuomo and state officials to listen to patients advocates when cutting Medicaid.
The Journal News cautions the governor and legislative leaders to consider the “human cost” when cutting Medicaid.
AG Eric Schneiderman has Queens Sen. Shirley Huntley in his sights.
Huntley was instrumental in getting her former top aide, Ruben Wills, elected to the NYC Council.
Sen. Owen Johnson’s health is a big concern for the Senate Republicans.
President Obama penned on OpEd on gun violence and proposed some reforms, but did not include the high-capacity magazine ban being pushed by Rep. Caroline McCarthy.
A State Department spokesman resigned after saying the treatment of Wikileaks suspect Pfc. Bradley Manning in military detention has been “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.”
Obama is focused on trying to win back independent voters.
The “Kruger phone” and the “Lipsky phone” yielded some fascinating dialogues.
The senator tried to conceal his allegedly illegal doings when he realized the feds were onto him.
There always have been rumors, but rumors are rumors,” Sen Ruben Diaz Sr., the last remaining amigo, said of his mot recent fallen compatriot.
Diaz Sr. has a lesbian granddaughter who was bounced from the Navy due to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and wants to return following its repeal.
Tom Robbins probes the case of scandal-scarred former Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. to illustrate the depths of Albany’s corruption problem.
The TU asks: If not now for ethics reform, then when?
The financial plight of hospitals in New York “probably makes unethical dealings more likely,” said MRT member Stephen Berger.
The DCCC wants would-be NY-26 candidate Kathy Hochul to raise $3 million, but she’s barely been able to crack six figures, Bob McCarthy reports.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has set a high bar for transparency in all but one area: Her tax returns.
Michael Caputo and his 73-year-old father were charged earlier this month after a traffic stop near Buffalo.
Upstate, rural school districts say they’re being disproportionately cut in Cuomo’s budget. One superintendent called the governor’s proposal “completely immoral.”
While talking about the state’s fiscal woes, former Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders borrowed money to pay for pet projects.
Bringing openness to government is harder than it looks.
Bill Clinton’s former speechwriter, Traci Carpenter, is joining Team Cuomo.
Prosecutor-turned-author Linda Fairstein was booed at a book signing.
The top overtime earners in NYC collectively brought in more than $7.9 million in 2010.
Adam Lisberg gives a thumbs-up to bike lanes.
Bloomberg was in San Francisco and left with a cable car bell.
Rep. Bill Owens gave his congressional staffers a raise.
DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s latest quest: Pop-up cafes.
Kruger used his political muscle to hold up a Bloomberg administration project for three years.
Democrats for Education Reform’s Joe Williams pushes Cuomo on LIFO.
NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black collected a $3.3 million payout when she left the IBM Board.
Alan Chartock urges passage of the so-called fat tax to honor the memory of the late ex-DOH commissioner, Richard Daines.
Former state Sen. Caesar Trunzo is alive and well.
Diane von Furstenberg gave Hillary Clinton an award.
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