Posts tagged "New York"

What's New York Mayor Bloomberg's millions doing in the election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Buying the election, that’s what. You’d think that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s south suburban and Kankakee district has become a New York City borough from the way that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spreading around campaign contributions there. Reports Huff Post Politics: WASHINGTON — Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has... Read more »

If Bush was blamed for the slow response to Katrina, why isn't Obama blamed for leaving millions in the cold and dark?

Hear that? The silence of the media? No criticism of President Barack Obama for the slow clean-up following hurricane Sandy? People are suffering, huddled in dark homes–if they have a home left–without heat or light. People left homeless. Some scrounging through piles of donated clothing because everything they have except the clothes they’re wearing gone.... Read more »

New York's $3.5 billion budget deficit is peanuts compared with Illinois' $8 billion

Bloomberg reports  New York state’s budget gap could reach $3.b billion: New York state’s projected deficit for the next fiscal year is expected to grow to as much as $3.5 billion as a stalled economic recovery cuts Wall Street jobs and shrinks bonuses, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office said. The gap for fiscal 2013 was projected at $2... Read more »
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Carp update: Chicago floods?

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has filed a response with the U.S. Supreme Court to our neighboring state’s demand for a shutting down of the Chicago Waterway System to keep Asian carp out of the great lakes. The district argues that the shutdown could cause significant flooding and environmental damage. Story is here. A response... Read more »
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