Yesterday’s Business Insider article says former Governor Eliot Spitzer will most likely win the city comptroller race and that, “he’ll probably be good at it.”
The article points out that city comptroller’s today face a series of complex issues that include managing rising costs, pension systems, labor contracts, debt and depleted reserves.
Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced last night that he will run for New York City controller. Spitzer told The New York Daily News that he is hoping for “a second chance” and that he “loves public service.” Spitzer is creating a committee that will begin to circulate petitions in an effort to get the 3,750 signatures needed to get on the ballot.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to make an announcement on the Moreland Commission today. The names of appointees were leaked to The New York Daily News yesterday. The 25 member commission will investigate ethics issues and is expected to focus heavily on election activities. The bipartisan panel will have subpoena power and will be comprised of 10 district attorneys, a former US attorney, and several law school professors.
Ken Lovett of The New York Daily News outlines how last week Governor Cuomo called for a stronger Board of Elections but that the new state budget does not provide any funding for the board to hire investigators. A source in the the Cuomo administration acknowledged that “the structure of the board of elections and other problems have led to insufficient enforcement for many years” and that “reform in this area is among those being considered.”
Read the full item on The Daily News political blog, The Daily Politics
Crain’s reporter Greg David wrote on interesting piece on exactly why New York politicians are so corrupt. He offers five reasons… including a couple you may not have already thought of.
Click here to read.
Businesses fear a city government that’s a den of patronage and backroom deal-making
Crain’s New York Business reporters Andrew J. Hawkins and Chris Bragg take a look at the concerns businesses have as they look at what life will be like after Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office, concern that has only been heightened with the bribery scandals that erupted last week.
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National Fuel Gas Company has elected Ronald J. Tanski as CEO and David Smith as Chairman of the Board. David Smith is The Business Council’s Chairman of the Board. The announcement followed the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
“National Fuel is in an excellent place with a strategic vision for disciplined development of its assets and significant opportunities for long term growth,” said David F. Smith, National Fuel’s Executive Chairman of the Board. “The election of Ron as Chief Executive Officer represents continued and deliberate succession planning. Over the years Ron has held a leadership position in every one of our business segments. More recently, in his role as Chief Operating Officer, Ron has been successfully running the day-to-day operations of the Company since 2010. This new role for Ron is a well-deserved milestone. As we look to the future, the Board and I believe that our management team, under Ron’s leadership, will continue to drive the Company’s positive momentum.”