Thursday, November 10, 2011

The New York Times

Colin Moynihan reports: “A key prosecution witness in the corruption trial of City Councilman Larry B. Seabrook had been expected to testify that Mr. Seabrook had solicited kickbacks. But the witness appeared to surprise prosecutors on Wednesday when he said that Mr. Seabrook had not.”

Hernandez & Chen note: “John C. Liu, the New York City comptroller, is declining to reveal the identities of the people who raise money for his campaign, despite a pledge several weeks ago to do so after reports of irregularities in his fund-raising operation.”

David Halbfinger writes: “The Bloomberg administration spent millions of dollars to put custom-made GPS tracking units in fire and garbage trucks, only to have vehicles inexplicably show up on computer screens as if they had sunk to the bottom of Long Island Sound or New York Harbor, the city comptroller has found.”

Thomas Kaplan notes: “Facing an increasingly worrisome budget and eager for additional political allies, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday celebrated Democratic triumphs in several important local government races, calling the election results ‘a big victory for the people of the state.’ “

Fernanda Santos writes: “Merryl H. Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, is not interested in running for mayor, despite the buzz that has circulated in recent weeks about her possible candidacy.”

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