Monday, July 22, 2013
George Vecsey, New York Times sports columnist and author, spends a full hour on the show. He'll talk about covering baseball in New York and take listener questions. Plus: New York City Comptroller John Liu talks about his campaign to be the Democratic candidate for mayor; listeners react to new images of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; and Molly Ball of The Atlantic looks at the week ahead in Washington politics.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
Friday, May 03, 2013
Two of NYC Comptroller John Liu's former campaign associates have been convicted of an illegal straw donor scheme to raise campaign funds for Liu's mayoral bid. WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was in the courtroom throughout the two week trial. She discusses the convictions and what it means for John Liu's chances to become the next mayor of New York.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
This week in politics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came under fire from animal rights activists and some union members, and her poll numbers ticked down. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged to tell all -- and perhaps run for Mayor. And John Liu got a chilly reception from business leaders, a week before two of his former campaign staffers go on trial for illegal fundraising.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The field of candidates looking to run for mayor next year took the stage on Tuesday for the first time to as a group. The event was a conference on the current state and potential future of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) in the city.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Calling Congressman Charles Rangel someone who generations of Americans and New Yorkers look to “as a role model”, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced his support for Rangel in his fight to win the June 26 Democratic primary election.
Monday, May 21, 2012
New York City Comptroller John Liu released a report Monday showing the city’s top 1 percent of earners account for a third of all income in New York City—nearly twice the national average.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
New York City Comptroller John Liu’s office announced on Tuesday that the city’s pension fund will vote against five Wal-Mart’s directors at the annual shareholder’s meeting next month. The move comes in the wake of reports that Wal-Mart officials allegedly sought to cover up hi-level bribery in the company’s Mexico division in the middle of the last decade.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Monday, February 21, 2011
Two dozen workers whose wages were withheld have received a $2.35 million settlement, according to the New York City Comptroller's Office. The award is the largest on record at the City Comptroller’s Office, which monitors compliance with New York State’s labor laws.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
The city says it needs more money from Albany even though it's overlooking millions of dollars at home, according to an audit by the city's comptroller.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Elevators across the five boroughs in residential buildings and public housing are not being maintained the way they should be. That's according to an audit by the City Comptroller's office.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
An audit by the city comptroller criticizes the city for letting landlords get away with breaking the rules of a housing program for homeless families.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
By a margin of 56-36, city voters said in a Quinnipiac poll they feel union workers are not doing enough to help the city during the economic downturn.
Interestingly, it's an opinion shared by most Democrats, who agreed 49-36 percent that union workers aren't doing enough to help the city.
Despite that seeming lack of public support, a majority of voters opposed layoffs for city workers, 68-27 percent. To balance the budget, 48 percent of voters said they support raising taxes. Thirty-six percent said cut services, and 16 percent were undecided.
The poll also had approval ratings for some officials in the city:
Michael Bloomberg's approval rating: 57-33, with 10 percent undecided.
John Liu's approval rating: 47-17, with 36 percent undecided.
Christine Quinn's approval rating: 45-27, with 28 percent undecided
Bill de Blasio's approval rating: 35-17, with 48 percent undecided
Ray Kelly's approval rating: 66-20 with 14 percent undecided
Joel Klein's approval rating: 37-41 with 22 percent undecided
The poll of 1,183 registered voters in the city was conducted from June 21-28 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.