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New York political news

June 8, 2010

IN THE WHO CARES WHAT YOU SAY, JUST GO TO JAIL CATEGORY

ESPADA: NO VOTE ON NEXT EXTENDER BILL (WHICH IS ON IT’S FACE GOOD, EXCEPT FOR WHO’S SAYING IT)

Senador Pedro Espada Jr,  “The New York senator who set off a debilitating coup in the chamber a year ago says he’ll vote against any more emergency spending bills, even at the risk of shutting down government.
IN OTHER STATE NEWS

NY TIMES: Albany Lawmakers Pass Big Cuts in Health Care. State lawmakers approved $775 million in cuts and other savings from New York’s health care budget on Monday after Gov. David A. Paterson inserted the reductions into emergency spending legislation submitted to the Legislature to keep the state government from shutting down.
 

   


 
TIMES UNION: Dead deer removal fuels fight. State unions opposed to use of private contractors. Those days are gone, at least when it comes removing dead deer from the side of the road. The state’s Department of Transportation spends an average of $200,000 a year for contractors to remove to carcasses from its roads. Full story
 
 
 

IN THE NOW WE’VE HEARD IT ALL CATEGORY, RANGEL ISN’T JUST CORRUPT, HE’S A NUT CASE TOO


NY DAILY NEWS: Charles Rangel slams President Obama for being like Dick Cheney – fighting in Iraq only for oil.
Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil.”I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his re-election campaign for a 21st congressional term in Washington Heights Sunday.
 
 

NY POST: Reid defeat = luck for Chuck. Republican primary in Nevada will determine just how much trouble Democratic Majority Leader
   Harry Reid faces for re-election — with few standing to gain more from the outcome than New York Sen. Chuck Schumer. Reid, seeking his fifth term in the Silver State, not only faces a backlash from voters angry at incumbents, but he has become deeply unpopular among his state’s conservative voters for advancing his party’s more liberal national agenda.  Though he has  supported Reid and raised money for his re-election, Schumer’s crafty and is among the best positioned to assume the top Democratic leadership spot in the Senate if Reid loses.
 
NY POST: D’Amato king of lobbyist$. He was Senator Pothole. Now he’s Mr. Deep Pockets.  Former US Sen. Al D’Amato led all individual registered state lobbyists in political-campaign donations last year, giving nearly $60,000 to candidates, parties and political-action committees, according to a report released yesterday. The analysis, by the reform group NYPIRG, found that lobbyists contributed at least $2.2 million in 2009, or about 2 percent of the $100 million or so spent on campaigns that year. That includes $93,080 from D’Amato’s Park Strategies LLC, representing more than 40 clients, ranging from Verizon to the developer of the Atlantic Yards project.

more on the former “Mr Mobster Politician” later.

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