“Inside City Hall,” an hour-long look at New York politics, can be seen on NY1 News weekdays at 7 and 10 p.m.
On last night’s “Inside City Hall”, Rep. Charles Rangel and one his Democratic challengers, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, sparred during a lively debate.
Watch a clip of the debate above.
Programming note: Watch our GOP U.S. Senate debate this Sunday with Wendy Long, George Maragos, and Bob Turner. The hour-long debate is LIVE at 7 p.m. and a half-hour post-debate show will be at 8 p.m. NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis will co-host the debate with YNN’s Liz Benjamin.
Catch this morning’s political buzz with NY1 Political Bob Hardt discussing some of the stories making news today below:
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Thomas Kaplan looks at how a GOP primary in the U.S. Senate race is getting little attention. (NY1 hopes to change that with a debate on Sunday at 7 p.m. with the three candidates.)
David Chen reports on how City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the fence about the controversial expansion plan for the Chelsea Market.
Eric Newcomer notes: “Under a bill working its way through Albany, teenagers under 17 would be able to get suntans only the old-fashioned way: from the sun. The measure, which has already passed the State Assembly and is expected to be approved by the State Senate, prohibits anyone 16 or younger from using an indoor tanning booth.”
Patrick McGeehan writes: “What is happening in New York City’s job market is still a conundrum: The city gained more than 25,000 jobs in May but its unemployment rate rose to 9.7 percent, according to the State Labor Department.”
New York Post
A Post trio wrapped up the president’s trip to New York City: “President Obama made a pit stop at the World Trade Center yesterday before attending two glitzy fund-raisers to boost his re-election effort. Obama — joined by Gov. Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mayor Bloomberg and surrounded by construction workers — signed a steel beam that will be used to top off 1 World Trade in a few weeks.”
Sally Goldenberg reports: “They’re not hookers — they just look as if they could be! A dozen scantily clad women rallied outside City Hall yesterday, decrying a bill they say prevents beauties wearing skimpy clothes from getting a fair shot at hailing a yellow cab. The proposal, which will soon get Mayor Bloomberg’s signature, slaps stiff penalties on cabbies who ferry prostitutes and get a cut of the cash.”
Carl Campanile notes: “The head of New York’s largest government-workers union is eligible to receive three separate pensions totaling more than $130,000, The Post has learned. Civil Service Employees Association President Danny Donohue qualifies to cash in on a tax-free state government pension, a full union pension plus a separate, union-backed ‘special’ annuity, sources said.
Erik Kriss writes: “Gov. Cuomo is taking a my-way-or-the-highway approach to limiting disclosure of teacher evaluations, although sources reported progress on an agreement yesterday. Cuomo has sent word that he’ll veto any bill that diverges from his ultimate plan to try to limit disclosure to parents, according to a legislative source.”
Dave Seifman notes: “Mayor Bloomberg made a pitch yesterday to develop the run-down Willets Point section of Queens with a 200-room hotel, retail and restaurant space, an interim 20-acre recreational field and a huge shopping center right next to the Mets’ ballpark.”
Ken Lovett reports: “Assembly Democrats are holding up a deal to make the viewing of online kiddie porn illegal as they seek an exemption for folks claiming to be studying the issue.”
Gendar & Lesser note: “WHEN Rep. Eliot Engel needed a mortgage, he didn’t hit up a bank for the loan he went to a major campaign contributor for the money. The Bronx congressman took out a mortgage worth between $100,000 and $250,000, according to personal financial disclosures released Thursday.”
Wall Street Journal
Michael Howard Saul reports: “After funding cutbacks ended a New York City rental-assistance program earlier this year, hundreds of recipients—most of them children—have returned to the homeless shelter system, according to city statistics. The program, called Advantage, came to a halt in February. At the time, upward of 18,700 people made up the 6,482 households that were receiving rent subsidies. “
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