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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits the water in Indian Lake. Photo: NYS Governor's Office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr<a/>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits the water in Indian Lake. Photo: NYS Governor's Office via Flickr

NYC Mayor Bloomberg headlines Adirondack Challenge

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a whitewater rafting race yesterday on the Indian River in Hamilton County.

The contest was a bit of political theater, designed to boost tourism in the region.  Go to full article
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. File photo: Karen DeWitt
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. File photo: Karen DeWitt

NYC Mayor: new state teacher evaluation goals "impossible"

In testimony before a legislative hearing in Albany, New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg sharply criticized Governor Cuomo's proposal to deny city schools a $240 million education aid increase because the Mayor and the teachers unions failed to meet a deadline to complete a teacher evaluation plan.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg lobbies for gay marriage in Albany

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was the latest to lobby Republicans in the State Senate to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. Bloomberg and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were at the Capitol Tuesday. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article
If we don't fix the state, we're going be right up here next year with an even worse situation...

NYC mayors ask for money, but offer savings

Mayors from around New York asked for more money from the state legislature at a joint fiscal budget committee at the capital yesterday. The mayors, who say they know the state has a huge deficit, also offer some ideas to help cities save money, and rely less on state aid. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC mayor praises Caroline Kennedy

Governor David Paterson says he's not even close to a decision on a successor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's senate seat, if Clinton is confirmed as the next Secretary of State. New York City's mayor is giving a boost to Caroline Kennedy as a possible senator. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Bloomberg Breaks With Pataki Over School Funding

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was the lead off witness in the state legislature's annual hearings on Governor Pataki's budget. Mayor Bloomberg delivered his harshest criticisms to date of the governor's fiscal policies toward New York City. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki and Bloomberg Spar over NYC Fiscal Bailout Plan

Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are
embroiled in their first major public dispute since Bloomberg was elected nearly two years ago. The fight is about a bail out plan that Bloomberg was promised by the legislature to help close the City's budget deficit, a deal that Pataki is trying to stop. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Asks State Lawmakers for Fiscal Help

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg asked the joint fiscal committees of the state legislature to help him close a $3 billion budget deficit. The mayor received no concrete promise of aid, and was met with opposition to his idea to impose a new commuter tax. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Lobbies Lawmakers to Take Control of City's Schools

A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Visits Albany

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Governor Pataki and legislative leaders Wednesday in his continuing quest to win control over the New York City school system. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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