Monday, January 21, 2013
By Anna Sale
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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
By Anna Sale
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.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Tracie Hunte : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
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.
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.
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
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.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
By Bob Hennelly
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Bob Hennelly
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 20, 2012
By Jim O'Grady
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.