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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”, City Councilmen Brad Lander and Peter Vallone Jr. debated a Council proposal to appoint an Inspector General to oversee the NYPD.

Watch a clip of the segment above.

Tonight’s guests include: Romney campaign policy advisor Dan Senor; complete coverage of the Vice Presidential debate – including snap polls and a special post-debate program.


The New York Times
Wendy Ruderman reports on the contentious City Council hearing about the NYPD.

Joseph Goldstein notes: “In 2011, New York City police officers shot and killed 9 suspects and injured 19 more, the second-lowest annual toll in recent city history, according to a Police Department report.”

Reporting from London, Ravi Somaiya reports: “Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg addressed Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Wednesday, seeking to emphasize his ties to the country and to link his governing style to the milder brand of conservatism embodied by the right wing here.”

Weiser & Chen report: “Federal prosecutors have sharply rejected claims that the authorities had sought to pressure a former fund-raiser for John C. Liu, the New York City comptroller, into helping “manufacture a criminal case against Mr. Liu” in the investigation of his fund-raising practices.”

Lisa Foderaro looks at how there is a backlog of much-needed repairs at state parks.

Daniella Silva writes: “The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured a Manhattan judge for accepting and failing to report $250,000 in contributions from a former boss, which she then funneled into her election campaign.”

New York Post

Josh Margolin reports: “City Councilman Dan Halloran is no longer a campaign-finance scofflaw, according to the state Board of Elections, now that he’s filed 2 1/2 years worth of delinquent forms in Albany, The Post has learned.”

New York Daily News

Ken Lovett reports: “A wealthy Westchester state Senate candidate has been repeatedly sued by for allowing drug and gambling operations in buildings he owns in the city, the Daily News has learned.”

Durkin & Moore writes: “On top of stealing taxpayer cash, former City Councilman Larry Seabrook was also guilty of rarely showing up for work. During his final year as a Bronx lawmaker, the disgraced pol posted the worst attendance record in the Council, missing more than 28% of meetings he was scheduled to attend.”

Wall Street Journal

Jacob Gershman reports: “Wall Street and insurance groups are organizing an effort to overturn a New York ethics regulation requiring trade associations that lobby state government to publicly disclose their sources of funding."

Until tomorrow.

Bob Hardt

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