Media Coverage 2009

December 30, 2009
After Small Victory, Bloomberg Still Gives Big Bonuses, Gothamist

December 29, 2009
The Margin Was Small, but the Bonuses Are Not, The New York Times

December 18, 2009
Markowitz's Slippery Injury Helped Pay For New Home, Gothamist
Slip-fall case helped Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz buy new home in Windsor Terrace, NY Daily News

December 16, 2009
Election Officials Hold Voting Machine Test Run, NY1

December 14, 2009
Primary Runoffs Costly, Outdated Say NY Senators

December 13, 2009
The Independent View: Is New York Ready for Instant Runoffs?, The Independent View, Blogspot

December 11, 2009
Exclusive: Officials Were Warned, Gouverneur Times
Vote for Client No. 9, The Daily Beast

December 10, 2009
New approach to ethics reform needed in Albany, RocNow.com

December 9, 2009
Albany Corruption Rampant, The Queens Courier
Community Action, YourNabe.com

December 8, 2009
Joe Bruno, Eliot Spitzer and Alan Hevesi All Part of Club of Disgraced Albany Pols, NY Daily News

December 6, 2009
N.Y.?s Paterson Warns of Deficit, Seeks Ethics Rules (Update1), Bloomberg

December 2, 2009
The Neighborhood Retail Alliance: Environmental Protection?, The Neighborhood Retail Alliance

December 1, 2009
Bloomberg Chooses Aide As New Environmental Czar, Gothamist

November 30, 2009

Bloomberg Picks Caswell Holloway as Environmental Commissioner, The New York Times

 

November 28, 2009

Report: Bloomberg Spent $102M On Third-Term Bid, NY1

November 23, 2009

 

State faces a ?Growing Ethical Crisis?, Legislative Gazette 

 

November 20, 2009

New Report on New York Legislature Shines Light on Ethical Lapses in Albany, The Post-Standard

A Fortalecer la Fe del Publico, El Diario

November 18, 2010
State of Shame: Parade of Dirty Pols Leaving Albany Grows Larger, NY Daily News
Free Ride on Your Dime: More Than 2,400 Workers Commute in City's Cars, New York Daily News

November 17, 2009

Latest call for an ethics overhaul: Current system is like Lake Wobegon, Times Union

Study: Ethical misconduct increasing as reason for leaving office, Politics on the Hudson

Good-Government Group Grapples To Get Beyond Insider Game, Citizens Union

Report: Legislature?s Ethics Violations Increasing, North Country Gazette

Bigger, Better Ethics Bill?, New York Daily News

Legislators Negotiating New Ethics Bill, Raising Hopes for a 'Kumbaya Moment', The New York Observer

November 16, 2009

Citizens Union: More Budget Transparency Needed, Legislative Gazette

 

November 13, 2009

Under Cover, Downtown Express

Quinn must pay heed: Council speaker has to get with the majority on member salaries, NY Daily News

November 8, 2009

For Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a Chance to Add to His Legacy, The New York Times

 

November 3, 2009

Closing the Bruno gap, Times Union

Ed Koch Commentary: For the Jobless, the Great Recession Continues, Yonkers Tribune

October 30, 2009

Citizen Union Wants to Fight Albany, The New York Observer

October 29, 2009

A City Election Ballot of Many Columns, The New York Times

Dem pols, including state Sen. Pedro Espada, skipped voting in runoffs, Daily News

Sen. Hiram Monserrate's legal fund challenged, SILive

October 28, 2009

The Council's Youngest Member Faces a Veteran, Gotham Gazette

Mike Bloomberg Q&A: ?The People Will Render The Final Verdict?, The Jewish Week

Paterson Administration Avoids Kennedy Leak Investigation, WNYC

October 27, 2009

Paterson Gets Pass on Kennedy Leak Inquiry, The New York Times

NY Ethics Board: No Charge In Kennedy Leak, WBZ

Ethics Panel Decides Not to Investigate Leaks in Caroline Kennedy Case, The New York Times

October 22, 2009

When Is Mayor Bloomberg Like a Broadway Show?, The New York Times

October 20, 2009

City Faces Many Challenges & Mike Still Man for the Job (Op-Ed)l, Daily News

October 19, 2009

Citizens Union for Bloomberg, Gotham Gazette

October 14, 2009

Was Thompson Brave Or Foolish Defending Espada?, WCBS

Halloran beefs up war chest but can?t catch Kim, YourNabe.com

October 13, 2009

Espada Unwittingly Draws Contrasts In Mayor Debate, WCBS

October 12, 2009

First Mayoral Debate Between Thompson and Bloomberg, WNYC

October 5, 2009

Re-enfranchising New Yorkers, Gotham Gazette

Online Journalism Honorees Announced: Meet the Newseum's Latest Members, Read Write Web

October 4, 2009

Call to Reform New York?s Civilian Complaint Review Board, The New York Times

September 28, 2009

Citizens Union Chief Rips Yassky, Brooklyn Heights Blog

September 27, 2009

Are New York City Runoffs Superfluous?, The New York Times

September 23, 2009

Putting Civilian Review Back Into the CCRB, Huffington Post

Pension fund big shots help out controller candidates Liu and Yassky, New York Daily News

Elex fear of a wild 'party', New York Post 
September 22, 2009

In 4-3 Vote, Court Says Paterson Can Appoint Lt. Governor, The New York Times

Obama Unease With N.Y. Governor May Stymie Budget Bid, Bloomberg

City Council Representative Yassky's Zigzag Path to the Runoff, The Village Voice 
September 20, 2009

ACORN's roots go deep with Bill de Blasio and other city pols, NY Daily News

September 17, 2009

Freeport mayor to join officials in trade trip to China, Newsday

Primary Leaves Racial Minorities as Probable Council Majority, The New York Times

September 16, 2009

Large Cast of Newcomers Is Expected in New York City Council, The New York Times

Low New York Primary Turnout May Have Set a Modern Record, New York Times

September 14, 2009

A Heartbeat Away -- But What is the Public Advocate?, Gotham Gazette 

Turnout in New York City Primary Is Expected to Be Low, The New York Times

September 10, 2009

N.Y. Senate seeks agreement on ethics reform, SILive.com

September 8, 2009

Koppell Fights for a Third Term, Gotham Gazette

September 7, 2009

Some New York Council Challengers Focus on Term Limits Vote, The New York Times

September 6, 2009

New York's Conflicts of Interest Board May Have Its Own Conflicts, The New York Times

September 2, 2009

ENDORSEMENT: The Stakes in the Third Council District, Gay City News 

August 28, 2009

News of the Day, New York Daily Politics  

August 26, 2009

Council race roundup, The Riverdale Press August 21, 2009

Citizens Union Turns Its Back on Six Council Incumbents, Daily Politics

Public Authority Reform Faces Last Minute Opposition, WNYC

August 20, 2009

Bloomberg Proposes New Campaign Rules That Wouldn't Apply to Him, New York Daily News 

August 18, 2009

Manhattan DA Candidate Richard Aborn Paid Out $55G to Working Families Party, New York Post

Hearing Opens on Paterson?s Naming Ravitch Lieutenant Governor, New York Times

August 17, 2009

Casting A Vote For Fairer Ballot Access, City Limits

August 15, 2009

Critics blast Mayor Bloomberg for manipulating control of Panel for Educational Policy, New York Daily News 

August 10, 2009

7 Seeking To Replace Yassky Argue On Who's Best Candidate, Brooklyn Eagle

Arne Duncan Has Become an Embarrassment, The Huffington Post

August 9, 2009

Campaign Eyes Tied, New York Post

August 7, 2009

O's Czar: Nation Could Learn From NYC, New York Post

August 6, 2009

Thompson may fall short of crucial fund-raising goal in effort to upend Mayor Bloomberg, The Daily News

August 4, 2009

Goo-Goos To Paterson: Don't Call 38th AD Special Election, The Daily Politics

August 3, 2009

Albany Aftershocks, Gotham Gazette 

July 30, 2009

A Half Victory For Ravitch, The Daily Politics

Proposed Bill Will Allow Civilian Board to Prosecute Police Misconduct, Epoch Times

July 22, 2009

Appeals court judge suspends injunction against lieutenant governor, The Journal News

July 21, 2009

Getting on the ballot, WNYC

July 16, 2009

City Council candidate Paul Vallone voted in two different Queens districts, Astoria and Flushing, Daily News

July 14, 2009

Ravitch appointment heads to court, Press &

July 13, 2009

Paterson breaks new ground with appointment, Star Gazette

July 9, 2009

Campaigning for a Vanishing Office, WNYC 

Not so fast, Dave, the law may trip you up, experts warn, Daily News

Public Advocate: Do We Need One?, WNYC

July 8, 2009

Advocates form coalition to promote legal theory, Albany Times Union 

Paterson to appoint Lieutenant Governor this evening, Examiner.com

Amid Senate Impasse, Paterson Picks Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor, New York Times 
Amid Senate Impasse, Paterson Picks Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor, New York Times

July 6, 2009

Gianaris, goo-goos offer solution, but a potential hole (updated), Albany Times Union

A new lieutenant governor?, Politics on the Hudson

Court Asked to Approve Withholding N.Y. Senate Pay (Update3), Bloomberg.com 
Wheels Continue to Spin, Gotham Gazette 
Paterson considers appointing lieutenant, Newsday 
Governor Paterson could end Albany deadlock right now by appointing a lt. governor, says pol, Daily News 
Who Would Lead New York if Paterson Left? Who Knows?, New York Times

July 5, 2009 

Explosion in fines by the city, Staten Island Advance

 

July 3, 2009 

Chancellor's choice means better pay, Albany Times Union

July 2, 2009

Seneate Democratic Leader John Sampson Allowing Mayoral Control to Expire Presents Conflict of Interest, New York Post

June 29, 2009

City Councilman Eric Gioia accused of handing out pork while decrying it, New York Daily News

June 22, 2009

HuffPost New York: A Plan For Showcasing The City's Local News Sources, Huffington Post New York

June 21, 2009

The Banana Republic of NY Public Schools, Huffington Post

June 19, 2009

Debate Program for 2009 New York City elections announced - 6/18/09 - New York News and Tri-State News - 7online.com, WABC New York

June 17, 2009

Knight News Challenge: Six rules for local wikis, from the newest open-government project in New York, Nieman Journalism Lab 

Turmoil in New York Legislature May Doom Pro-Tenant Rent Law Changes - NYTimes.com, New York Times 

'Is There a Mayor's Race In This City?' 'Excellent Question.', Politicker NY

June 15, 2009

New York Assembly Expected to Pass Bill Extending Bloomberg Control Over City Schools - NYTimes.com, New York Times

June 12, 2009

Arne Duncan: School board members should not have fixed terms | GothamSchools, Gotham Schools 

After Duncan, Bloomberg nudged, group revised control stance | GothamSchools, Gotham Schools  

June 11, 2009

Who Is the Next Public Advocate?, Our Town

June 3, 2009

19 Senators Introduce Ethics Commission Reform Legislation, The Pakistani Newspaper

May 20, 2009

Abate, Davis to Back Aborn for DA, City Hall

May 19, 2009

Watchdogs: Dump NY election system, Auburnpub.com 

Watchdogs: Dump NY election system, News Day 

News of the Day, The Daily Politics 

May 18, 2009 

Citizens Union: Reform state Board of Elections, Capitol Confidential - Albany Times Union 

Overhaul of Election System Is Urged, City Room 

Paterson Calls for a New Ethics Commission, City Room 

Second In Command: The Tactitian's Run- City Limits: News for NYC's Nonprofit, Policy and Activist World, City Limits 

Yassky's Office Space, The Daily Politics 

Citizen's Union Calls For Massive Changes in Election Law, WNYC

May 12, 2009

Klein Digs in his heels on Mayoral Control, New York Post

May 11, 2009

NY Mass transit agency approves fare increases, Las Vegas News Radio Station

May 10, 2009

Brooklyn State Sen. Kevin Parker's lawyer defends alleged assault: Why did Kiefer have it easier?, New York Daily News  

May 6, 2009

Runaway Train - MTA will be back for more: Watchdogs, New York Post

May 5, 2009

Everyone's a Critic, The Daily Politics

May 3, 2009

A New Challenge for Mayor Bloomberg - Vacancies at the Top, The New York Times

April 30, 2009

Role Reversal: Contributions from Candidates, Gotham Gazette

April 28, 2009

Lobbying $$ Helps Dumbo Condo Projejct, New York Post

April 27, 2009

The return of government reform to Albany?, Staten Island Advance

April 26, 2009

Bill, Aides are Pen$ion Pals, New York Post

April 24, 2009

New York Ethics Panel Is Asked to Investigate Kennedy Leaks, New York Times

 

April 22, 2009

Civic groups push for election law and ethics reforms, Press & 

Government watchdogs push for New York campaign reform, Staten Island Advance

April 19, 2009

Focus on Ethics, The Post-Standard

April 16, 2009

The Brooklyn Paper: Marty's borough haul continues, The Brooklyn Paper

April 10, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg gets flack for talking up campaign ads on his weekly public service radio show, New York Daily News

April 6, 2009

School system keeps us in dark - parents, New York Daily News

April 5, 2009

State Budget Causes State Of Confusion, State Of Earmarks, Gothamist.com 

Rep. Anthony Weiner's bid to save hospital may be tied to mayor bid, New York Daily News

 

March 31, 2009

House Pols Lease Pricey Cars With Tax Dollars, NBC News

March 24, 2009

At Open Gov't Meetup, Techies Strategize, The New York Observer

March 20th, 2009

Answer this letter: High-powered New Yorkers demand state Senate leaders save the MTA, New York Daily News

March 15, 2009

Borough presidents spend our tax bucks but New Yorkers get little back, New York Daily News

March 13, 2009

DA, architects ask questions about Carrion's home, Associated Press

March 10, 2009

White House official's home repairs questioned, amNY.com 

White House official's home repairs questioned, Staten Island Advance

March 6, 2009

Special Elections: Better than the Alternative?, Gotham Gazette

February 25, 2009

Avella the Underdog, Gotham Gazette

February 18, 2009 

Study: Few outside the rich and powerful fund state election campaigns | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle, Democrat and Chronicle 

Odds And Ends, The Daily Politics 

115 donors spend large, Time Union

February 17, 2009 

Report: $94 million for New York legislative races, Forbes 

Watchdogs Challenge Dems: Now is time for campaign finance reform, Legislative Gazette

February 15, 2009 

Close ties undo 'Judge Sue:' City gets venue changed in $1M slip-&-fall case, Daily News

February 13, 2009 

Bloomberg Rivals Used Money Loophole Up to '08 Ban, New York Times

February 4, 2009 

Ethics experts support merger, Times Union 

A New Call for State Ethics Reform, Gotham Gazette

February 3, 2009

Recent Scandals bring call for reform, Legislative Gazette

January 28, 2009

Investigan ex funcionaria hispana Novello era comisionada de salud en NY, Univision 

January 21, 2009

Schmooze Christine Quinn and get bills passed, cross her and get nowhere, say pols, Daily News

January 15, 2009 
A Rainy-Day State of the City, Politicker NY 
Bloomberg out of touch: Weiner, YourNabe 

January 14, 2009 

Weiner Blasts Bloomberg, But Doesn't Declare Candidacy For Mayor | www.qgazette.com | Queens Gazette, Queens Gazette

January 13, 2009 

Feerick leaving CPI, Capitol Confidential 

Blame Mike for City's Money Mess - Weiner, New York Daily News 

Weiner Targets City Pensions, New York Post 

Sounding Like a Rival, Weiner Attacks Bloomberg, The New York Times

January 12, 2009 

Weiner Lays Out Campaign Strategy, Gotham Gazette 

Weiner Tries to Out-Bloomberg Bloomberg on Budget Management, Politicker NY

January 11, 2009 

Anthony Weiner will try to fight his way out of Mayor Bloomberg's shadow, New York Daily News 

Mayor Bloomberg never kept promise to start Charter review panel, New York Daily News