Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
John Liu, New York City Comptroller, discusses his recent State of the City address and new proposals for the coming year.
Brian Lehrer interviews the candidates for New York mayor.
What a panderer... and the free tuition to the top 10% is ridiculous - since those high performing students can probably get scholarships everywhere. what a joke this guys policies are!!
Since Mr. Liu is sensitive to the legal expenses incurred by needless city litigation, is he willing to criticize the money spent on the legal representation of Council President Quinn, and possibly himself, during the investigation of the City Council's embezzlement of city funds by allocating them to non-existent agencies?
Was Mr. Liu knowledgeable about that scheme while he was a member of the City Council?
I thought he was going to jail?? Election fraud??
A defense economist would have a field day with the earning potential of the CP5
At issue with the CP5 is not just wrongful imprisonment, but obvious gross negligence, and an unwillingness to admit it.
Raising the minimum wage is in reality anti-progressive. By keeping the minimum wage low, lower prices for goods and services benefit all citizens. The low wage worker is the subsidized by food stamps and other social programs, paid for by the upper earners that are actually paying taxes. If you raise the minimum wage, you can lower taxes for the higher earners, but prices will go up on everyone.
Sounds to me like the typical political pandering. He's all over the map on this stuff, no real plan on how to pay for things and making sure he dips his toe into every group he needs votes from.
What is the status of the investigation into Mr. Liu's campaign finance shenanigans?
Re free CUNY tuition -- why are the top 10% students in the City's Catholic schools not included? Their parents pay taxes too, and many are as underprivileged and as much in dire need for help with college tuition.
Free tuition for top students, translates into free tuition for Asian new yorkers.
Top 10%? Who's to say those are the ones that need help paying for CUNY? Why not a scholarship and a MENTORSHIP program for them? Just throwing money around isn't the ticket.
...Of course, I'm in agreement with all of these platform items...
He forgot to mention reparations for slavery and brown nosing Israel
Brian why should ones age fix the cost of ones labor?Younger people should be paid the same wages for the same job!
Mr. Liu and his proposed policies are the reason NYC voted republicans in for the last several elections. NY will sink back into the chaos of the 60s and 70s if he or any other democrat is elected.
Settlement for CP5?!! Say word. Liu might make me a one-issue voter for the first time!
With that intro you just locked a vote Lui!Sounds really progressive!Tony from Bayside
And just how many Sikhis are in the NYPD?!
Hope he asks the Comptroller about the efforts to stop Bloomberg from offering 130$million in cash and tax breaks to union busting, environmentally destructive trucking company Fresh Direct.
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
Brian Lehrer Weekend: Christmas Culture; (Male) Managers; Poet Claudia Rankine
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.