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Though the 2009 Democratic Primary was a huge deal in NYC, you might be a little hard pressed to actually see the results, so MYD is again coming to the aid. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the office, the winners, the losers, and an assessment of what it all means. Two of the Citywide races will have a runoff, scheduled for September 29tha. So, we’ll have to do this again in 2 weeks. Election results are preliminary and subject to change by the Board of Elections. Mayor: Bill Thompson (70.24%) – Winner Tony Avella (21.42%) Roland Rogers (8.34%) Bill Thompson, the current City Comptroller, was expected to run away with this election. In fact, this number is a little … More >>
In Civics 101, we’ll explore the finer details of what makes New York City’s political system tick—the players, the systems, and most importantly, how you can get involved. We’ve added two new chapters to our NYCivics 101 Section: – NYC Council – NYC Comptroller Read up, get informed–primaries are right around the corner in September! Hat Tip: Written by Nicole Tatz and Amanda Bernstein, edited by Al Benninghoff.
I would wager many MYDers are in the same boat as the many young New Yorkers featured at the beginning of this video. Important note! Our posting of this video is NOT an endorsement of David Yassky’s candidacy for City Comptroller. MYD is an official part of the Democratic party and cannot endorse candidates in contested primaries. But in the interest of full disclosure, David, a City Councilman for Brooklyn, attended our barbeque earlier this summer. We bump into him quite frequently at many events geared towards the young and politically active, like the New Leaders Council, and we also saw him at the Brooklyn Pride Parade.
The budget–passed yesterday by the Assembly, being debated right now by the Senate–has come under fire by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli: Th[is] budget is not a long-term solution to New York’s propensity to spend more than the state can afford. While the budget proposes to close an unprecedented gap, it does so by an over reliance on non-recurring federal stimulus funds and new tax revenues projected to materialize at a time of declining tax receipts. The danger is that New York could end up right back where we started, with huge budget gaps and an unsustainable level of spending. In other taxpayer-dollar-related news, DiNapoli’s office recently released a report that NY had spent $2.9 million to pay 1,788 dentists for … More >>