Tag Archives: Bill de Blasio

SOMETHING STINKS WITH MINT GARBAGE BAG DONOR | NY Times, Jim Dwyer

"Joseph Dussich, the owner of a company in Queens that makes anti-rat garbage bags [made] two donations of $50,000 apiece to a political advocacy group run by allies of Mayor Bill de Blasio [last year]. Ten days later, records show, … Continue reading

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Michael Goodwin discusses the federal probe of Brooklyn police commanders, real estate developers, and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nonprofit political action committees and finds that the ‘fish stinks from the head’: “[…] One hint of the feds’ focus surfaced last … Continue reading

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NY Times Uncovers Mayor de Blasio ‘Pay to Play’ Scandal

Political fixer, Harold Ickes, gave the re-election campaign committee of his pal, Mayor Bill de Blasio $19,250 in bundled contributions after his client A.E.G. Live won city permit to hold a music festival on Randall’s Island. Continue reading

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Gelinas: Want Less Corruption, Free Markets

The NY Post’s Nicole Gelinas sees free markets as the answer to political corruption in NY: “[M]any of the city’s real-estate interests don’t prefer honest politics. They’re happy to have someone who will do favors. You see the same thing … Continue reading

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De Blasio’s 2013 campaign committee under investigation | New York Post

Looks like my colleagues at City and State dogged reporting snagged another pol (see Laura Nahmias reporting on ex-assemblyman William Boyland) playing games with campaign finance rules. The de Blasio campaign deny that they did any illegal coordination with 1199SEIU … Continue reading

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Fighting for Liberal Agenda, Assembly Speaker Finds New Ally in Mayor | A NY Times article where I’m quoted.

Fighting for Liberal Agenda, Assembly Speaker Finds New Ally in Mayor BY THOMAS KAPLAN The relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sheldon Silver, the Assembly speaker, could help advance their common goals that have become stalled in Albany in … Continue reading

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