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NY1 ItCH: DeBlasio Issues A Challenge While Quinn Makes A Tax Pledge

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“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”, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio challenged Mayor Bloomberg to debate him on the issue of education funding.

Watch a clip of the segment above.

Tonight’s guests include: the Mayor’s Press Secretary, Marc LaVorgna; two members of the City Council will debate whether the NYPD needs an inspector general; the political rundown with Curtis Sliwa and Gerson Borrero.

Watch NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt discuss some of the stories making news today in this morning's Political Buzz below:

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INSIDE THE PAPERS

The New York Times

Russ Buettner writes: “There seemed to be little question that Edgar Morales was a man of ill repute back in the day. He was a member of the St. James Boys, a Mexican-American youth gang that ran roughshod over a stretch of the Bronx, and he was convicted for his role in a shooting at a church christening party that killed a 10-year-old girl. But whether Mr. Morales was a terrorist, as the Bronx district attorney’s office had successfully asserted, was another matter — one that was the subject of a hearing on Tuesday by New York State’s highest court.”

Thomas Kaplan notes: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, making one of the first changes to his inner circle since he took office nearly two years ago, has hired a former chief spokeswoman for NBC Universal to serve as his communications director. The new adviser, Allison Gollust, was the executive vice president of corporate communications at NBC Universal when Jeff Zucker was its chief executive.”

New York Post

Sally Goldenberg writes: “New Yorkers can count on one tax rate to stay flat next year. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, positioning herself for a mayoral run next year, emphatically said yesterday she would not raise property-tax rates.”

Carl Campanile reports: “New York Republicans hold a huge fund-raising advantage over Democrats in their bid to maintain control of the state Senate, new campaign-finance reports show. Campaign committees tied to the Senate GOP have raised $18.46 million compared to $3.5 million for Democrats — nearly a 6-1 advantage.”

Erik Kriss writes: “He’s eyeing the state’s highest office. Former High Times publisher Richard Stratton, who spent eight years in prison for drug trafficking in the 1980s, is planning to challenge Gov. Cuomo in 2014.”

Laura Italiano notes: “The state pension fund’s former chief investment officer was finally sentenced to no jail and no probation yesterday, two years after he pleaded guilty to violating business law and cooperated against disgraced ex-state Comptroller Alan Hevesi in the massive Pay-to-Play scandal.”

New York Daily News

Erin Durkin writes: “City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rolled out a package of proposals Tuesday to toughen penalties on sexual predators. The plan would force moderate-risk sex offenders to appear before law enforcement once a year to be photographed. It would also increase the penalty for repeat public lewdness to up to a year in jail statewide.”

Until tomorrow.


Bob Hardt

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