New York Civic: Brief Encounter By HENRY J. STERN

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Charges Fly in Weiner Hacking Case, Rightist Distributed His Photograph. You Just Can't Leave Junk Pictures If You Would Be Mayor of 8 Million, Especially If You Scrap with Others As you all presumably know, there has been enormous press coverage of a possible scandal based on Internet communications, allegedly from Congressman Anthony Weiner and addressed to a college student …

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New York Civic: 90 Days to First Base By Henry J. Stern

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A Turn for the Better in State Government For nine years, we have been writing about city and state government, from the point of view of someone who has been very fortunate to have enjoyed (more often than not) fifty-three eventful years in New York City public affairs, in the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as a civic group’s watchdog and …

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New York Civic: Drinking Sugar By Henry J. Stern

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Free Soda on Food Stamps Challenged by Bloomberg, Bottlers Play Race Card. The proposal by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Paterson that people receiving food stamps should no longer be able to use them to purchase sugared soft  drinks, particularly soda, has drawn the inevitable controversy that accompanies public health innovations that are intended to change eating or drinking habits.

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New York Civic: Jail to the Thief BY Henry J. Stern

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Hevesi Cops a Plea, Cuomo to Accept It 26 Days to Election. Today is October 7, 2010      There was little surprise in Alan Hevesi's confession that he was a corrupt Comptroller. News of the Attorney General's investigation had leaked over the years, and the guilty pleas of his co-conspirators made it clear that his office was a cesspool …

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New York Post Reveals Paterson Already Cuomo Engaged in Transition Process

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Buffalo, NY, August 15, 2010 — Carl Paladino, the candidate seeking the Republican nomination for New York Governor, today blasted Attorney General Andrew Cuomo upon reading a report in the New York Post [read Andy's Already Pulling Strings BY Annie Karni] which  revealed that Cuomo and Governor David Paterson have already begun working on a gubernatorial transition, long before the …

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Ugly Budget, But a Pretty Precedent BY EDMUND J. McMAHON

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What just happened in Albany, anyway? Did Gov. Paterson skillfully maneuver New York's Legislature into adopting a tighter and more timely state budget than it was capable of producing on its own? Or did he help the Legislature dig the state government into an even deeper fiscal hole, hammering New York's economy with even more new taxes as part of …

eHeziUgly Budget, But a Pretty Precedent BY EDMUND J. McMAHON

New York Civic: Spitzer Redux By Henry J. Stern

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Consider supporting the effort of Henry J. Stern's New York Civic 2009 Fundraiser, which will be held on Thursday, April 30th, on the 55th floor at 330 East 38th Street.  To RSVP for the event, and to view information about helping New York Civic, link here. You are also invited to phone us directly, at 212-564-4441. Spitzer Seeks Redemption, But …

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Uncomptrolled By Henry J. Stern

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This is Shocking, Even to Us: Alleged $30 Million Extortion By Hevesi Campaign ManagerThe most shocking political news of the year came today in the indictment in New York County by a 23-member grand jury of Hank Morris, former campaign manager for former City and State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, and David Loglisci, former top investment officer of the New York …

eHeziUncomptrolled By Henry J. Stern