“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”, Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean discussed the political implications of the Supreme Court’s decision on the health-care law.
Tonight’s guests include: Democratic Congressional nominee Grace Meng and our Friday Reporters Roundtable.
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Sam Roberts notes: “The chances that Wendy E. Long might beat Kirsten E. Gillibrand, the Democratic incumbent, in the Senate election this fall are decidedly slim. Still, Ms. Long’s victory this week in the Republican primary provided New York State’s Conservative Party with one more reason to celebrate its muscular sway within the Republican Party.
Kate Taylor reports: “The City Council approved a zoning change on Thursday that is meant to stop the proliferation of impersonal bank branches and other large storefronts along the major commercial avenues of the Upper West Side.”
Kaplan & Newcomer notes: “Two days after Congressional primary elections in New York State, supporters of the top challenger to Representative Charles B. Rangel voiced concerns on Thursday that some votes still had not been counted.”
Wendy Ruderman writes: “An anonymous survey of nearly 2,000 retired officers found that the manipulation of crime reports — downgrading crimes to lesser offenses and discouraging victims from filing complaints to make crime statistics look better — has long been part of the culture of the New York Police Department.”
New York Post
Jen Fermino reports: “The city isn’t responsible for making its 13,237 licensed yellow taxis wheelchair accessible, a federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled yesterday. In a blow to disability advocates who had sued the city, the court ruled the Taxi and Limousine Commission was not violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by having only 233 accessible taxicabs.”
Dave Seifman notes: “Mayor Bloomberg yesterday flatly contradicted a report by the Port Authority that work is progressing on the 9/11 Memorial Museum.”
A Post trio notes: “Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted the appeals judges who threw out the case against a 14-year-old punk nabbed with a loaded gun after a routine stop-and-frisk.”
New York Daily News
Erin Durkin writes: “The City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of the city living wage bill Thursday - setting up a legal battle.The Council voted 46-5 for the measure, which would boost pay to $11.50 an hour, or $10 with benefits, for workers at companies that receive $1 million or more in city subsidies.”
Wall Street Journal
A Journal trio notes: “The governors of New York and New Jersey are trying to wrest control from Mayor Michael Bloomberg over events and other decisions at the 9/11 Memorial, including the annual ceremonies marking the terrorist attacks' anniversary, according to people familiar with the discussions between the city and the Port Authority.”
Laura Kusisto writes: “The city councilwoman who will play a deciding role in approving the expansion of New York University's Greenwich Village campus is seeking significant changes to the plan, said people familiar with the matter. “
Until Monday. Have a great weekend.
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