Thursday, December 1, 2011

The New York Times

Chen & Hernandez look at the role of John Liu’s scheduler, Mei-Hua Ru, in the city comptroller’s office.

Liz Robbins speaks with some Brooklyn constituents of Assemblyman William Boyland. She notes: “He had one of the worst attendance records in the State Assembly this year, absent for 20 of the 60 days the Assembly was in session. He was the only member of the State Legislature who did not introduce a piece of legislation in this year’s session, according to the New York Public Interest Research Group.”

Thomas Kaplan reports: “Faced with a worsening financial climate, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday that he was contemplating whether to propose changes to the state tax code, and he did not rule out the possibility that he would seek to raise taxes on wealthy New Yorkers.”

Al Baker reports: “A Police Department administrative trial has found that a New York City detective who fired his weapon during the 50-bullet fusillade that killed Sean Bell hours before his wedding five years ago did so outside of departmental guidelines, a law enforcement official said Wednesday.”

Colin Moynihan writes: “The defense in the corruption case against City Councilman Larry B. Seabrook rested on Wednesday, after he declined to testify. Only two defense witnesses testified at the trial, which lasted for nearly three weeks, and both said they knew of no wrongdoing connected to a nonprofit group that prosecutors said Mr. Seabrook controlled and used to channel city money to himself and others.”

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