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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Hour with George Vecsey; John Liu; DC Politics

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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WNYC News

Poll Vault: Weiner Jumps Ahead of Quinn in Poll

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WNYC

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner has taken the lead among the Democrats in the race for mayor knocking Council Speaker Christine Quinn out of the top spot. That's according the latest poll by the Wall Street Journal / NBC 4 New York and Marist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

John Liu's Former Associates Convicted

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. 

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WNYC News

Are Attacks on Quinn Having An Effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

WNYC

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.

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The Empire

First Meeting of All the Potential Mayoral Candidates Focuses on Women and Minority Businesses

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.

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The Empire

NYC's Embattled Comprtroller Liu Backs Formerly Embattled Congressman Rangel for Reelection

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.

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The Empire

Liu: NYC Income Gap Double National Average -- updated

Monday, May 21, 2012

BBC

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.

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The Empire

Liu: City Pension Fund Will Vote Against Wal-Mart Directors

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.

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The Empire

Councilman Garodnick Wants to 'Reset' City Comptroller's Office

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Standing on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, City Councilman Dan Garodnick of the Upper East Side spoke with reporters about his recently launched campaign for city comptroller. Very recently launched, in fact: an announcement shortly after 6 a.m. that morning had officially kicked off what ...

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WNYC News

Workers Receive $2.35M in Back Wages

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.

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WNYC News

NYC Failed to Collect $3.3 Million in Taxes, Says City Comptroller

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.

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WNYC News

Comptroller's Office Says Elevator Maintenance Lacking

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WNYC

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.

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WNYC News

Audit Finds Poor Management of Homeless Housing Program

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.

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Poll: Democrats Down on Unions

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WNYC

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.

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