Friday, July 18, 2014

7-18-14 Perdido Street School

Perdido Street School:

Independent Democrat Jeff Klein Is Mobbed Up
Old timey corruption, Carlo Gambino-style!Development–formerly known as Hutch Realty Partners–kicked in the five figures in June. The donation brings the real estate group’s total contribution to Mr. Klein’s operation to a whopping $93,850 since 2006.Two principals of the company, Michael Contillo and Joseph Deglomini, were indicted in the 1990s of tax evasion, racketeering, and conspiring to raid

Was This The Best The LIRR Unions Could Do?
Given the leverage the LIRR unions had in their negotiations, it being an election year and all, if these reports are accurate, this is a pretty bad deal:"Under terms of the deal, current LIRR employees will receive a 17 percent wage increase over six-and-a-half years. The union had been seeking six years, and the MTA seven. To pay for the additional salary expenses, all employees will for th

Zephyr Teachout Opposes Common Core
From LoHud:In 2008 Microsoft founder Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men, decided that he should take charge of education policy. He promoted a single set of standards to measure our children's achievements in school. Since then Gates has spent more than $200 million to advance this idea, called the "Common Core." Gov. Andrew Cuomo, since taking office in early 2011, has supported

Some Of What Preet Bharara Will Find In His Cuomo/Moreland Investigation
Liz Benjamin puts today's Cuomo/Moreland news in perspective:US attorney's #morelandcommission investigation moves to new stage as assistant to ex-commish director gets subpoena.— Liz Benjamin (@CTLizB) July 18, 2014 Mylan Denerstein, counsel to @NYGovCuomo , agreed to be interviewed in early Aug by federal prosecutors about her involvement w the panel.— Liz Benjamin (@CTLiz
US Attorney Subpoenas Communications Between Assistant To Moreland Executive Director And Cuomo And His Aides
What do you make of this news?Federal prosecutors investigating Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s shutdown of an anticorruption commission have subpoenaed the assistant to its former executive director to testify before a grand jury in Manhattan, suggesting that the criminal inquiry has moved to a new stage, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday.Federal agents served the subpoena on the assistant, He
7-17-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Governor Cuomo Plays Pre-Election Games With Bridge/Road Toll HikesIt is important that Governor Cuomo be made to publicly defend what his administration is doing here:ALBANY—The state Public Authorities Control Board on Wednesday approved a controversial loan for the Tappan Zee replacement bridge, but not before the amount was cut in half without explanation and officials a