“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 Friday night’s “Inside City Hall”, Mayor Bloomberg's new press secretary, Marc La Vorgna, weighed in on why there has been a recent decline in the number of stop-and frisks by the NYPD.
Watch a clip of the interview above.
Tonight’s guests include: The Rev. Al Sharpton; Our Consultants Corner.
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
The AP reports : “New York State is acquiring the biggest chunk of land in the Adirondacks in more than a century. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday the acquisition of 69,000 acres that he said would preserve a significant portion of the upper Hudson River watershed.”
New York Post
Sally Goldenberg writes: “Mayor Bloomberg is using a new national TV advertisement to demand that both presidential candidates lay out specific plans about combating illegal guns. In a chilling TV spot, aired during the Olympics and morning political talk shows yesterday, two victims wounded in the 2011 Tucson, Ariz., shootings warned that more than 48,000 Americans will be killed by guns during the next president’s term.”
In his column, Fred Dicker reports: “Gov. Cuomo and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli are reviewing proposals for a “super control board’’ that could take over the finances of counties, cities and towns on the verge of bankruptcy, The Post has learned.”
Phil Messing writes: “The Port Authority has been warned that its high-tech emergency-response center — built to be used during disasters such as a terrorist attack — is “breaking down on a regular basis” after only a decade. The multimillion-dollar center is incapable of coordinating personnel for anything from a blizzard to a terror attack, Brian P. Lacey, director of the PA’s Office of Emergency Management, said in a warning to agency officials last week.”
New York Daily News
Erin Durkin reports: “Advocates are turning up the heat on City Council Speaker Christine Quinn over a bill mandating paid sick days for employees — attempting to turn her opposition into a political liability as she runs for mayor.”
Chinese & Durkin write: “Sen. Charles Schumer wants the feds to tighten rules on professional-grade laser pointers after a commercial pilot suffered an eye injury when a beam was shone into the cockpit.”
In his column, Ken Lovett reports: “State Sen. Michael Gianaris points to recent gun violence in New York City, not to mention the Colorado massacre, as he crafts a package of bills to give New York the country’s toughest gun laws. And that was before a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple in Milwaukee.”
Wall Street Journal
Jacob Gershman looks at the limitations of the state’s disclosure laws for elected officials, focusing on the Florida real estate holdings of State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Tom Libous.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an e-mail alert when the ItCH is published each morning, or write us at the same address to unsubscribe from the alert.