Shining bright lights on backroom deals in the NYC body politic.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Quinn's Hillary Gambit

Quinn Lends Staffer to Hillary

Because Hillary needs the help? Or, b/c ... Ramon Martinez's work at the City Council is done?

Roomie's confused, Ms. Speaker. Prey tell what you've done with this $180,000 resource.

Surely there's work on term limits to be done, no?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bored At Work?

State Comptroller Hevesi says that the State of New York is currently holding billions of your dollars in unclaimed funds - ranging from wages of yesteryear, to old bank accounts to security deposits, trust funds, estate proceeds, etc.

Does any of this cash belong to you?

Search away!

Search for yourself; search for your parents or partner; search for the putz in the cubicle next to yours ... just search!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Quinn-Quinn Here...

...and a Quinn-Quinn There

Nothing like not quite doing the peoples' biz - and circuitously, at that. Predecessor Miller was a pro at this, and his successor Quinn - not so shabby herself.

First it was the kissing of the ass (may he RIP). And now, it's the revengeful kicking of the ass.

Word on the street: the mighty Quinn is letting out her more political personnel to tackle all sorts of annoyances; one major one being maverick Council Member and Queens County hater, Hiram Monserrate.

Starting today, Quinn is committing some of her government folk to support Monserrate's State Senate opponent, John Sabini.

We say: Way to take it to your membership!

We ask: Speaker Quinn, do you care to disclose where else you're parlaying your/our resources?

We also ask: As you pursue further special interest/lobbying reform (and we strongly suggest you do - cuz simply pushing your lobbyists onto the steps of City Hall ain't gonna cut it), how about requiring Council Members, you included, to disclose loud and clearly when staffers do double duty?