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Comptroller Liu's State of the City

Monday, January 07, 2013

john liu, chinatown John Liu speaks to reporters afteran event in Chinatown, March 1, 2012. (Jessie Wright-Mendoza for WNYC)

John Liu, New York City Comptroller, discusses his recent State of the City address and new proposals for the coming year.

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Comments [18]

AG

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!!

Jan. 08 2013 12:08 AM

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?

Jan. 07 2013 10:51 AM
john from office

I thought he was going to jail?? Election fraud??

A defense economist would have a field day with the earning potential of the CP5

Jan. 07 2013 10:44 AM
fuva from harlemworld

At issue with the CP5 is not just wrongful imprisonment, but obvious gross negligence, and an unwillingness to admit it.

Jan. 07 2013 10:42 AM
george

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.

Jan. 07 2013 10:40 AM
Christine from Westchester

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.

Jan. 07 2013 10:39 AM

What is the status of the investigation into Mr. Liu's campaign finance shenanigans?

Jan. 07 2013 10:38 AM
Bob from Pelham, NY

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.

Jan. 07 2013 10:38 AM
john from office

Free tuition for top students, translates into free tuition for Asian new yorkers.

Jan. 07 2013 10:38 AM
Christine from Westchester

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.

Jan. 07 2013 10:37 AM
fuva from harlemworld

...Of course, I'm in agreement with all of these platform items...

Jan. 07 2013 10:34 AM
john from office

He forgot to mention reparations for slavery and brown nosing Israel

Jan. 07 2013 10:34 AM

Brian why should ones age fix the cost of ones labor?
Younger people should be paid the same wages for the same job!

Jan. 07 2013 10:34 AM
john from office

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.

Jan. 07 2013 10:32 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Settlement for CP5?!! Say word. Liu might make me a one-issue voter for the first time!

Jan. 07 2013 10:31 AM
antonio from baySide

With that intro you just locked a vote Lui!
Sounds really progressive!
Tony from Bayside

Jan. 07 2013 10:30 AM

And just how many Sikhis are in the NYPD?!

Jan. 07 2013 10:29 AM
Daniella from Harlem

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.

Jan. 07 2013 09:02 AM

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