Jenna Flanagan

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Many Council Members Undecided Over Term Limits

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Now that Council Speaker Christine Quinn has publicly announced her support for legislation that would repeal the city's term limits law, some good government groups are speaking out against her. Citizens Union director Dick Dadey says the legislation has tepid support in the council, as ...


Term Limits Critics Slam Inside Dealings

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has a reluctant supporter in fellow billionaire Ronald Lauder, the original proponent of the city's term limits law. Lauder says he'll accept a term limit extension for Mayor Bloomberg on this one occasion because of the critical financial issues the city is facing.

But ...


Paterson Launches Campaign Web Site

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Governor Paterson says he's officially seeking election to a full term in 2010, and he's taken a step to do so. The governor launched a new web site yesterday, called It's not specifically labeled a campaign web site, but there is a link for ...


NY to Subsidize $1.2B for Semiconductor Plant

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Despite the stock market's slide and New York's projected $8 billion deficit, Governor Paterson is granting $1.2 billion in state aid for a new high-tech semiconductor factory. Paterson says New York eventually will reap benefits from helping AMD build the plant upstate.

PATERSON: This may be ...


New York's Governor Asks Lawmakers to Cut Deeper into the State Budget

Friday, October 03, 2008

A frustrated and desperate-sounding Governor Paterson met with state leaders to try to come up with a plan to address the state's growing budget short fall.

He says he'll also call them in for another special session in November.

Paterson warned that the volatility and bank failures ...


Paterson Calls for Privatizion of State Assets

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Governor Paterson wants proposals for private contractors to lease state assets like highways, bridges and the lottery. He says it could trim costs and generate revenue.

Carol Kellerman, president of the citizens budget commission, says it's a good plan, especially if it works like the city's ...


Financial Rescue Plan: Bailout or Investment?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Bush administration is searching for a new way to sell its financial rescue plan after acknowledging some blunders and missteps in presenting it the first time around. One big change: insist it's not a Wall Street "bailout."

The focus has switched away from financial institutions, ...


New York Democrats Optimistic on Bailout Deal

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New York area congressional Democrats are expressing optimism that agreement can be reached by tomorrow on a financial rescue plan for Wall Street.

REPORTER: Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks blames Republican infighting for the breakdown in negotiations delay earlier this week.

MEEKS: It seems that their imploding and ...


Indictments of Traffickers Gets Weapons off Street

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Five men accused of selling thousands of dollars of illegal weapons to undercover NYPD detectives are under indictment.

Queens District Attorney Robert Browne says the indictments will ultimately make New York safer.

BROWNE: Illegal hand guns exact a deadly toll. Last year for example in Queens, 60% ...


Rangel to Stay in Powerful Congressional Post

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

There will be no shake up at the congressional Ways and Means committee.

The dean of the New York delegation, Congressman Charlie Rangel, never considered stepping down from his powerful seat as chairman of the tax-writing committee. That's according to his lawyer, Lanny Davis, who held ...


Report: Brooklyn Job Forecast Sunnier Than Rest of City

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the borough may be best suited to weather the economic downturn through mid-2009. It's releasing a labor market review today that says a diverse population and work force are the key to the borough's survival. Chamber President Carl Hum ...


Paterson Wants New Fee on Electric Bills

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gov. David Paterson wants to add a fee to New Yorkers' electric bills, so he can add $49 million to the state's Home Energy Assistance Program. Officials says the monthly fee amounts to the cost of a cup of coffee.

David Hansell, commissioner of the State ...


Pilot Program to Teach 9/11 History

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The foundation in charge of raising money for the Sept. 11 memorial has launched a program to help teachers instruct students on the terrorist attacks.

The lesson plans include a video of survivors and witnesses recounting their memories of that day.

Joe Daniel, President of The National ...


State Bolsters Flu Shot Availability

Friday, September 05, 2008

Flu season is just around the corner, and in an effort to combat New York State's low vaccination rates, Gov. Paterson has signed legislation allowing pharmacists to administer flu shots.

Assistant Health Commissioner, Doctor Jane Zucker, says the measure increases the chance people will get them.



New Jersey Imam Avoids Deportation

Friday, September 05, 2008

Supporters of an influential New Jersey Muslim leader are cheering a ruling from a federal judge that allows the imam to stay in the US. Mohammad Qatanani, who heads the Islamic Center of Passaic County, not only won his fight against deportation, but was also ...


Gotbaum Recommends Less Mayoral Control over Schools

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A new report from a commission appointed by Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum is recommending that the legislature curtail some of the control Mayor Michael Bloomberg has over New York's public schools.

The report calls for changing the way the independent Panel for Educational Policy is created ...


King Attacks Obama at Breakfast

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On Day Two of the Republican National Convention, Long Island Congressman Peter King addressed the New York State delegation breakfast.

He says Sen. John McCain's support of key anti-terror legislation helped keep New Yorkers safe from another attack.

KING: If Barack Obama had been in there, there ...


Corzine Urges N.J. Delegates to Back Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to release her delegates later today.

Even after last night's speech, questions still remain about whether her delegates will ultimately support Sen. Barack Obama. During the primaries, Clinton received overwhelming support from New Jersey's delegation, including Gov. Jon Corzine. But now, ...


Councilmen Float Rules for Abandoned Barges

Monday, August 04, 2008

City councilmembers say a construction company has been using New York Harbor as a dumping ground for old barges, and they're proposing legislation requiring companies to register and label their barges.

An investigation by Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky found 180 abandoned barges in the city's waters ...


China Protest Disrupts Today Show

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Holding picket signs and chanting, critics of the Chinese government tried to disrupt broadcast of "The Today Show" this morning.

REPORTER: Jodi Jacobson, director of the American Jewish World Service, said her group wanted to bring attention to the dwindling media coverage of China's relationship to ...