Mayoral candidate: Everyone thinks NYPD fudges crime stats. Shortly after this morning's debate, Paul Massey dropped out of the mayoral race, leaving our candidate, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, as the leading contender for the GOP nod to run against Mayor de Blasio. Here is Assemblywoman's statement on Mr. Massey's withdrawal from the mayoral race.
Governor Cuomo is bringing the legislative members back, essentially to deal with mayoral control of the NYC school system...and whatever else the Governor may demand. Contact your Member of the Assembly (518-455-4100) or email them and let them know you do not want the new Tappan Zee Bridge called the Mario Cuomo Bridge.
Did you miss Chairman Long on Capitol Tonight last night. Don't worry, we have it here.
The Members of the Legislature have gone home for the time being. They will certainly return before January to deal with some of the issues -- Mayor de Blasio's control over NYC schools for example -- they left on the table.
Chairman Mike Long will join NYCLU’s Donna Lieberman, Emily McNeil of the Labor-Religion Coalition, and Peter Iwanowicz of Environmental Advocates of NY. all members of New Yorkers Against Corruption to explain their opposition to a Constitutional Convention, tonight at 8:00 PM on Spectrum's Capital Tonight. Be sure to watch; it is repeated at 11:30 PM.
Jim Geraghty writes about a brutal North Korean crime that must not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Otto Warmbier, a young man, who should be enjoying life instead of being buried at the prime of his life.
Even Mayor de Blasio knows that this proposed bill belongs in the trash can. John Miller explains why in today's NY Post. Here's what the NY Post editorial board had to say on Saturday: Will the City Council ever stop aiming to kneecap the NYPD?
NY schools spend $21,206 per pupil. This exceeds the national average by 86% and yet, if you read about school budgets, you would think that New York was spending less than every other state. New York spends $64.8 billion with 2.6 million students (excluding Charter Schools), while California spends more, $75.5 billion with almost three times the number of students or 6.2 million.
Michael Goodwin, one of the most acuminous political opinion writers around, wrote over the weekend that Comey’s ‘truth’ crusade is really an anti-Trump one.
Economy emerges as bright spot for Trump, but, NY's tax revenues lower. Serious future problems develop when tax revenues do not equal what is projected in order to balance the state budget.
NY City increases its budget by $1.7B over last year's budget and overall by 22% since de Blasio has been Mayor. The Mayor and members of the City Council applauded themselves on the increased spending, while over-taxed middle-class families worry how they can sustain the constant increases in taxes to pay for all the new and expanded handouts.
June 6, 1944...73 years later, we MUST remember D-Day and thank the greatest generation for their sacrifices. Today we thank the brave young men and women who are protecting the values the greatest generation fought for ... Freedom...the freedom to be all that we can be. We Salute you and pray for you and your families.
Malliotakis calls for de Blasio to drop out of Puerto Rican Day Parade. “I think it’s completely outrageous that we have a mayor and a Council speaker who think it’s appropriate to not only attend, but to march alongside the leader of the organization that claimed responsibility for these attacks on our city,” said Malliotakis, a member of the state Assembly.