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Watch NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt discuss some of the stories making news today in this morning's Political Buzz below:
INSIDE THE PAPERS
The New York Times
Thomas Kaplan notes: “Several unusually competitive Congressional primaries excited New York City’s political class on Tuesday, but they did not have such an effect on voters. As campaign officials had predicted, turnout was very low in the city and across the state. For the four most competitive House primaries in the city, the turnout among registered Democrats ranged from a low of just under 12 percent to a high of slightly over 14 percent, with most of the ballots counted. A small number of precincts had not reported their results by Wednesday afternoon, so the precise turnout percentages will end up slightly higher.”
David Chen profiles Grace Meng in the wake of her Democratic Congressional primary victory on Tuesday.
Matt Flegenheimer notes: “There is no date. There is no proposal. And there is certainly no guarantee. But for the first time since 2010, when the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved deep cuts amid a budget shortfall, there appears to be optimism that some of the services that were eliminated may be restored — provided that the agency’s recent, if tenuous, financial trends and ridership increases hold.”
New York Post
Dave Seifman reports: “More than 200 families of 9/11 victims signed a scorching letter yesterday accusing the Port Authority of blocking completion of the memorial and museum at Ground Zero, calling its actions ‘a betrayal of those who died.’ “
Jen Fermino writes: “In his first appearance as an MTA board member, former Gov. David Paterson admitted that he feels terrible about draining the agency’s funds while he was in power — which led to the worst service cuts in decades.”
Shields & Campanile note: “Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel returned to Congress yesterday to a hero’s welcome — even as his lead over state Sen. Adriano Espiallat shrank to less than 3 percentage points in what is turning out to be a razor-thin Democratic-primary margin.”
Sally Goldenberg reports: “The City Council dished out nearly $147 million for pet projects throughout members’ districts, including a grant to a dysfunctional medical center in Queens that even Mayor Bloomberg’s agencies doubt should get taxpayer money. Included in the massive list of ‘member items’ — funds individual council members dole out to non-profits — is a $5,000 allocation to Angeldocs, whose city funds are under examination by the city Health Department.”
New York Daily News
Glenn Blain writes: “State officials are looking to change regulations that give New York school kids a sunburn.
Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) said New York has the same restrictive sunscreen policy that led two Washington state sisters to be hospitalized last week with severe sunburns — and he’s proposed legislation to change it. Gianaris said his bill would rewrite state Education Department guidelines that prevent students from applying sunscreen unless they have a note from their doctor. Instead, Gianaris’ bill would permit sunscreen application with a note from a parent.”
Wall Street Journal
Michael Howard Saul notes: “Ed Koch has a bridge, and another former New York City mayor soon may have a span named in his honor. Legislation will be introduced in the City Council on Thursday to rename the Willis Avenue Bridge—a 350-foot-long reach over the Harlem River that connects Manhattan and the Bronx—the David Dinkins Willis Avenue Bridge.”
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