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Inauguration Splits Dems' Traditional MLK Politicking

Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is traditionally a day for honoring, and for politicking, in New York City. But this year, the Democrats running for mayor split on where to spend it.

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Map: Where the Mayoral Candidates Raise Money

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Money tracks support, and that's clear in this first look at where the 2013 Mayoral hopefuls are marshaling funds.   

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In Mayor’s Race, Quinn Keeps Lead in Money and in Poll

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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In the New York City mayor's race, Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to have the edge in campaign cash and in early polls, according to new data out this week.

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Mayoral Hopefuls Hustle for Cred Ahead of Deadlines

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Friday is a fundraising deadline for the current crop of mayoral hopefuls. And getting there, for most of the field, has been a mad dash to establish credibility.

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Bloomberg Says He'll Override Taxi Dissenters

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dismissing reports that City Comptroller John Liu will not sign off on the new generation of taxis.

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Wiretap Excerpts Released in Liu Case

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Newly released transcripts from wiretapped conversations stemming from a federal probe of City Comptroller John Liu reveal the Democrat may have known more about his campaign fundraising than previously thought.

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Feds Wiretapped Comptroller John Liu, Court Filings Show

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Federal authorities looking into New York City comptroller's fundraising practices listened in on his phone conversations, according to new court filings.

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Liu Hired Consulting Firm Ahead of Treasurer’s Arrest

Monday, July 30, 2012

Two weeks before his campaign treasurer was arrested for fraud, city comptroller John Liu’s campaign hired a consulting firm that specializes in finding electronic data, according to campaign finance filings released earlier this month

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Lawyer for Liu Fundraiser Seeks Dismissal of Charges

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Citing misconduct by the government, lawyers for one of John Liu’s top fundraisers will ask a judge to dismiss all charges of conspiracy to commit fraud.

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Trial Date Set for Former Liu Campaign Official

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A former campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John Liu will get her day in court, almost a year after she was arrested.

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Liu Wins Round in Wage Case

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A state judge has ruled the Bloomberg administration over reached when it  unilaterally ended a 118-year-old practice that let the city comptroller set the prevailing wage paid to carpenters, plumbers and electricians doing city work.

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Liu Warns Bike Share Program May Lead to More Lawsuits for City

Monday, June 25, 2012

While many in the city are eagerly waiting the start of the city’s bike sharing program, at least one man isn’t. New York City Comptroller John Liu is warning of safety and lawsuit problems that could come with the launch of Citi Bike.

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Liu Proposes Income Tax Hike for City's Top 1 Percent

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New York City Comptroller John Liu says the city's income tax system is unfair and top earners should pay more. He released a plan on Thursday that would cut taxes for 99 percent of the city's residents, while boosting tax rates for joint filers who earn more than $500,000 a year.

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Bungled 911 Call System Redo Cost Taxpayers Millions, Audit Finds

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One of the prime contractors selected to improve the city’s 911 call system overbilled taxpayers by as much as $163 million because of “severe mismanagement,” according to an audit by City Comptroller John Liu released Wednesday.

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Study: Matching Funds Up Donor Diversity in NYC

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Less wealthy, more racially diverse: That's the donor profile for elections in New York City, where a system of matching small campaign donations with public funds allows minorities and lower-income individuals greater influence than in state elections without a similar system, according to a new study.

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Liu Proposes $2B Capital Budget Acceleration

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New York City Comptroller John Liu outlined a proposal to accelerate spending on the city's capital budget for 2013 and 2014 by $2 billion on Wednesday.

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Liu Vows to Block 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Comptroller John Liu further complicated the city’s Taxi of Tomorrow project on Wednesday by saying he wouldn’t approve the city’s contract with Nissan because the vehicle selected isn’t wheelchair accessible.

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John Liu's Ex-Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The lawyer for New York City Comptroller John Liu says his client may seek to be tried separately from her codefendant.

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New Charge Brought Against Former John Liu Aide

Friday, April 27, 2012

Federal prosecutors have brought a new criminal charge against the former campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John Liu. The government charged Jia Hou with making false statements to the FBI.

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No Quick Fix for SI Ferries Crippled by Chronic Engine Trouble

Friday, April 20, 2012

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The Staten Island Ferry is free to passengers, but engine problems with three of the fleet’s seven boats are costing the city millions. And that’s causing a showdown between the city Department of Transportation and Comptroller John Liu.

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