The Albany Correspondent: Overhaul Tax Code Deal Close By CARLOS GONZALEZ

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ALBANY, NY — December 6, 2011 – The legislature is moving swiftly to clear up a looming budget shortfall.   "They're taking up a deal on tax reform and other pressing issues," a source just said. The overhaul of the state’s tax code will likely see five different brackets that will generate $1.9 billion in revenue for New York.

eHeziThe Albany Correspondent: Overhaul Tax Code Deal Close By CARLOS GONZALEZ

Ed Koch Commentary: Power to The People – They Have It Now but Haven’t Used It By ED KOCH

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday.  Its very name, “Thanks Giving,” a day to give thanks, makes it unique.  For 364 days a year, we take for granted how lucky we are to live in this special land we call America, a country of amazing energy and variety. When Thanksgiving arrives – which we usually celebrate as a five-day holiday weekend, …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Power to The People – They Have It Now but Haven’t Used It By ED KOCH

Council President Lesnick’s Statement on Resolution That Settles Guevera, Et Al. V. Philip Amicone, Et Al

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“We must Always be Vigilant to Protect the Freedoms we Cherish YONKERS, NY —  November 22, 2011 – After costly litigation to represent the City and Mayor Philip Amicone as defendants in the lawsuit known as Guevera, et al. v. Philip Amicone, et al., the City Council tonight voted 5-2 to approve paying $393,338.00 to settle the case. Voting against …

eHeziCouncil President Lesnick’s Statement on Resolution That Settles Guevera, Et Al. V. Philip Amicone, Et Al

Al-Qaeda Sympathizer Arrested; Thwarted from Carrying Out Bomb Plot

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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg divulged in an early evening press conference that the New York Police Department (NYPD) had thwarted a plot to blow up U.S. Post Offices, NYPD Police Stations, and other target with crude pipe bombs.

eHeziAl-Qaeda Sympathizer Arrested; Thwarted from Carrying Out Bomb Plot

Ed Koch Statement of November 18, 2011 Regarding Occupy Wall Street By ED KOCH

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My impression from reading the newspapers today reporting on the efforts of Occupy Wall Street, as well as seeing a number of television newscasts last night depicting the activities of those protesters involved in seeking to shut down Wall Street, the adjacent subways and the Brooklyn Bridge, I’ve concluded the NYPD acted superbly and made the people of the City …

eHeziEd Koch Statement of November 18, 2011 Regarding Occupy Wall Street By ED KOCH

Big Apple Daily: Fund-Raiser for Mayoral Candidate John Liu Arrested for Using Straw Donors

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  The fortunes of John Liu, once considered a rising star in New York City politics, have taken a turn for the worse.

eHeziBig Apple Daily: Fund-Raiser for Mayoral Candidate John Liu Arrested for Using Straw Donors

Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Stop the Great Bank Heist By ED KOCH

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A New York Times editorial of November 9, 2011 sounded the alarm concerning what I would refer to as the Great Bank Heist.  The robbery, however, is not of the banks, but by them, with the Obama administration, I regret to say, helping them, in effect, to rob the public.  Banks and the government are intent on reducing the liability …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Stop the Great Bank Heist By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary 1,163: Some of Those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the Laws Are Corrupt By ED KOCH

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What this country needs is a Congress and a President who will investigate the corruption that Americans feel is rampant. The Occupy Wall Street crew, unfocused and inarticulate, unwashed and motley, nevertheless has captured support because of the uneasiness of Americans, conservative and liberal, that our lawmakers at every level of government have been compromised, if not purchased and that …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary 1,163: Some of Those Making the Laws Are Corrupt, And Some of Those Enforcing the Laws Are Corrupt By ED KOCH

New York Civic: Pension Reform Agreed Upon, But Will the Promises Be Kept? By HENRY J. STERN

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The city's antiquated pension system has long been in need of streamlining and updating. The agreement reached yesterday (October 27, 2011) by Mayor Bloomberg, Comptroller Liu and leading labor unions provides hope that 2012 will be a year of pension reform, but such hopes have previously arisen and been dashed on the rocks of political reality. New York City employees …

eHeziNew York Civic: Pension Reform Agreed Upon, But Will the Promises Be Kept? By HENRY J. STERN

Ed Koch Commentary: Generally Speaking, Government Best Helps the Economy By Getting Out of the Way By ED KOCH

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On September 24, a police commander was caught on video pepper-spraying four penned-in women who were part of an Occupy Wall Street demonstration.  The police commander was given a so-called command discipline offer in lieu of a department trial:  the loss of ten vacation days, his to accept or reject.  You can be sure he will accept it.  He would …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Generally Speaking, Government Best Helps the Economy By Getting Out of the Way By ED KOCH