Former Governor may visit Occupy Wall Street

KW writes: I am not a Spitzer fan, but these comments sure are interesting and enlightening. (excerpt from) Capital New York Spitzer wants a petition to dump Geithner… Oct 12, 2011 [Former New York Governor] Eliot Spitzer told a crowded room he was a big supporter of the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place a […]

Green Party NY calls Legislative Ethics Reform Inadequate

The Green Party of New York State (GPNYS) stated today that it opposed the ethics reform deal announced earlier this week as being too late, too late, an attempt at damage control rather than the real reform New York taxpayers deserve. The Greens said that it agreed with Gov. Paterson that this bill is “election-year […]

NY State Senators prepare to expel Monserrate…

(excerpt from) City Hall News Senators Prepare to Expel Monserrate Regardless of Committee’s Findings A Senate panel mulling the fate of Hiram Monserrate, who was convicted in November of misdemeanor assault [in a domestic violence scenario with his girlfriend], has completed four marathon sessions, pored over thousands of pages of documents and reviewed hundreds of […]

Journalism 101: Insight into political reporting

Wow! This is fun. Look: here. At the Gothamist, they are releasing batches of e-mails, uncovered through the FOIL process, of reporters communicating with press people for Governor Eliot Spitzer and for (now Governor) David Paterson. The e-mails cover the transition time – with the Eliot Spitzer scandal gradually being revealed, and David Paterson wading […]