Down to the Wire By Henry J. Stern

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MTA to Get More State Aid; Legislators Plan to Supersede Agency's Doomsday Budget The artificial March 25 deadline set by the MTA came and went Wednesday. The state legislature has still not reached agreement on the transit agency’s demand for new state subsidies, and by what means the necessary funds will be raised.  The agency’s response was to enact what …

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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 …

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New York Civic: Freshman Blues By Henry J. Stern

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Tabloids Chide State Leaders, Senate Weighs MTA Rescue Without NYC Bridge Tolls Today is the first anniversary of David's accession to the governorship, following the timely resignation of Eliot Spitzer. The New York Post is not pleased. In its lead editorial (p24), THE YEAR OF LIVING BLITHELY, the tabloid reviews what it calls “an embarrassing series of political, personnel and …

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From Grand Street to Eagle Street By Henry J. Stern

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Senate Confirms Jonathan Lippman as Chief Judge of New York State;A Good Friend of Speaker Silver, whose Influence Keeps Rising  Sheldon Silver is, in some ways, the de facto Governor of New York State. He has been Speaker of the Assembly since 1994, and his authority and influence have increased over the years. His counterpart, former Senate majority leader Joe …

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Gov Clips Wings after Flap By Henry J. Stern

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Gov Cancels Davos Junket After Torrent of Criticism Over Fiasco on Senate Pick The tabloids have soundly trashed Governor Paterson for his conduct with regard to Hillary Clinton’s vacated Senate seat. Even those who approve of his choice, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, are disappointed at the way he conducted himself during the protracted process of making an appointment. 

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