NY1 ItCH: Report Cards are Ready For A Friday ItCH
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On last night’s “Inside City Hall”, former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold blasted the rise of SuperPacs and the current state of the campaign finance system.
Watch a clip of the interview above.
Tonight: We will host a special panel to look at the life and legacy of former Rep. Shirley Chisholm; Our Friday Reporters Roundtable.
Twitter Note: Our intrepid political anchor, Errol Louis, will be hosting an online conversation on Twitter on Friday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To join in, use the hashtag #Askerrol.
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Winnie Hu writes: “The New York City Education Department will release the ratings of thousands of teachers on Friday, ending a nearly year-and-a-half-long legal battle by the teachers’ union to keep the names confidential.”
Al Baker reports: “A police station house in the Bronx has a strict quota system that requires officers to produce a minimum number of arrests, summonses and street stops each month, a civil rights group claims in a federal lawsuit that contends the system has turned officers against one another.
And in his column, Baker looks at how Manhattan D. A. Cy Vance’s successful prosecution of a gun and drug crew has dramatically reduced crime in one area of Harlem.
Sarah Maslin Nir measures at the distance between Manhattan and the proposed convention center site in Queens.
New York Post
Dave Seifman reports: “It was one of the biggest scandals in the taxi industry’s history, but nearly 90 percent of the 21,819 cabbies accused of ripping off passengers with inflated fares will get off scot-free, The Post has learned. In a stunning move, the Taxi & Limousine Commission is giving a free ride to 19,515 yellow-cab drivers caught setting their meters to the higher, out-of-town rate while traveling around the city.”
Erik Kriss notes: “Gov. Cuomo kept up his pension-reform drumbeat yesterday, blasting state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for ‘crushing’ hikes on taxpayers to help fund the state retirement-pension system.”
Yoav Gonen writes: “Dozens of high schools allowed hundreds of students to graduate without having met all state requirements, according to auditors from the city’s Department of Education.”
Palmeri & Kaplan report: “The Love Gov is climbing back into bed — with lawmakers.
For the first time since a tawdry hooker scandal trashed his political career, Eliot Spitzer is holding a fund-raiser for a politician looking to make a national splash. The former governor is hosting the event at his Fifth Avenue home for Washington state gubernatorial hopeful Jay Inslee on March 5.”
New York Daily News
Ken Lovett reports: “Gov. Cuomo Thursday unleashed a scorched-earth attack on state lawmakers, branding them hypocrites and highlighting what he sees as the inconvenient truths of their approach to redistricting.”
Blau & Siemaszko note: “A Brooklyn City Councilman with a history of run-ins with police will introduce a bill next week that will require cops to produce a business card every time they do a stop-and-frisk. Councilman Jumaane Williams said the officer’s name, rank and unit would be on the cards — and that his bill is aimed at curbing unwarranted police profiling of minorities.”
Have a great weekend. Until Monday.
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