"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,” Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, responded to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charge that her organization is more interested in criticizing the NYPD than helping New Yorkers. Watch the video above.
Tonight's program includes FEMA administrator Craig Fugate; the NY1 Wiseguys, featuring former Governor Eliot Spitzer, former Mayor Ed Koch and former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato.
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Matt Flegenheimer reports: “Since the spring, New Yorkers were told to save the date — or at least the month. By late July, city officials said, a long-awaited bike-share program would arrive, adding a new public travel alternative to the city’s streets. But with only two weeks remaining to accomplish that goal, the city acknowledged on Monday that the program, Citi Bike, would not begin as scheduled.”
David Chen notes: “Bill de Blasio, the New York City public advocate, raised $761,000 in contributions during the first half of this year, marking the second consecutive filing period that he has outraised his likely rivals in the 2013 race for mayor, according to reports filed Monday with the city’s Campaign Finance Board. “
Danny Hakim reports: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s prodigious fund-raising machine continued to focus on big donors over the last six months, helping to increase his campaign treasury to $19.3 million.”
New York Post
Erik Kriss notes: “While former state Sen. Carl Kruger sits in prison, more than $417,000 of his political war chest sits in his campaign bank account.
‘Friends of Carl’ kept chugging along after Kruger’s departure from the Senate last December for convictions on bribery and fraud charges — even after the Brooklyn Democrat headed to the federal pen last month, records show.”
Sally Goldenberg reports: “City Council Speaker Christine Quinn toughened her stance against Con Edison after labor leaders pressured her, several sources told The Post. Quinn sent a letter on July 2 that called upon Con Ed management to end its lockout and also asked the union to agree to a ‘reasonable-walkout notice provision.’ “
New York Daily News
Ken Lovett writes: “Mixed martial arts competitions are not legal in New York, but the industry has already showered cash on Gov. Cuomo. Two companies fighting to legalize the popular but controversial sport donated $105,000 to the governor during his first 18 months in office, a study of Cuomo’s campaign filings revealed.”
Chinese & Smith report: “The City Council plans to grill the Housing Authority on why it’s taking so long to install security cameras in high-crime developments, officials announced Monday. The Daily News revealed last week that $42 million has been set aside by the Council for cameras — with some of the money dating back eight years — but residents are still waiting for the equipment.”
Erin Durkin reports: “Heat from the slush fund scandal may have made it tough for Bronx Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo to steer taxpayer cash to relatives through dubious nonprofits, but she’s still finding ways to line her family’s pockets. Arroyo put her husband on her campaign payroll — paying him $15,000 from her campaign funds for ‘consulting’ over the past six months, records show.”
Wall Street Journal
Michael Howard Saul reports: "City Comptroller John Liu, a potential mayoral contender, devoted more than half of his campaign's expenses—representing nearly a third of his donors' contributions—to legal fees during the six-month fundraising period that recently ended, records released Monday showed. Mr. Liu, the city's chief financial officer and the first Asian-American to hold citywide office, filed a disclosure report with the city's Campaign Finance Board that showed he spent nearly $180,000 on legal fees in connection with the ongoing federal probe into his fundraising operation."
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