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VICTORY FOR STUDENT RIGHTS: NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST REASERCH GROUP'S (NYPIRG) FUNDING IS ILLEGAL

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2007

Contact: Eric Amidon (607) 329-8000

VICTORY FOR STUDENT RIGHTS
NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST REASERCH GROUP'S (NYPIRG) FUNDING IS ILLEGAL
State Universities and the SUNY Board of Trustees Must Now Uphold the Law

NEW YORK, NY- In a resounding affirmative decision by the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which includes New
York and Connecticut, today upheld the lower district courts decision,
eliminating the illegal funding mechanism that has for over 20 years
funded the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).



Do You Want To Repay That Mortgage in Euros or Yuan?

What I first recognized as a late-1980s-type housing price bubble, which I then learned to be part of a financial bubble, may in fact have been the last leg of a 25-year excess consumption boom.  Now, instead of a necessary (and for tomorrow’s home buyers beneficial) return to normal housing prices with some collateral damage, we may be in for something much worse.  Remember the 1970s?  Next year is probably going to hurt.  Some time ago I said that by the time the 2008 election rolled around no one would be talking about Iraq.  I also said that the Democrats would be lucky not to be in the White House, and would have been better off not having control of Congress.  That was based on falling housing prices alone.  That prediction I repeat, in spades.  Given that I will be affected by the fiscal fallout no matter how well I have personally insulated myself from the consequences of other people’s decisions, I’m starting to get worried.  Let’s look at the scenarios.



RELEASE: Dr. Jay’s Ceases Internet Sale of Stash House Apparel

FROM THE OFFICE OF
HON. LEROY COMRIE
Council Member– 27th District, Queens, NY
Deputy Majority Leader of The NYC Council
Chair, Committee on Consumer Affairs

For Immediate Release:

November 20, 2007

Contact:
Rance E. Huff
Office: (212) 788-7084
Cell (718) 207-1158

Dr. Jay’s Ceases Internet Sale of Stash House Apparel

NEW YORK, NY- Councilmembers Leroy Comrie (D-27th District) and Peter Vallone (D-22nd District) announced today that the Dr. Jay’s retail chain has officially removed the availability of the gang-related AKA Stash House merchandise from their website and that the controversial clothing line will not be available at any of their stores or their website. The response came one day after the Council brought to light that Stash House apparel was blatantly espousing the lifestyle of street gangs and was available for sale to urban youth.



budget deficit news release

Please see the attachment for budget chart graphics. Thanks. Marc.

News From the
New York State
Senate Democratic Conference

For Release: November 20, 2007 Contact:
Curtis L. Taylor
646.483.2491

Marc Gronich 518.455.2713

Senate Democrats Propose “No Harm” Budget Fixes
$2 billion spending reductions
protects education, health care and transportation

ALBANY – November 20, 2007 – The Senate Democratic Conference has



CM Mealey, Forest City Ratner, and Bike Club "Dirty Ryderz" bring pre-Thanksgiving Dinner to Elderly and Families

Contact: Dan Klores Communication
Brian Moriarty
212-685-4300
REQUEST FOR COVERAGE

FOREST CITY RATNER COMPANIES, COUNCIL MEMBER DARLENE MEALY AND DIRTY RYDERZ BRING PRE-HOLIDAY DINNER TO SENIORS AND FAMILIES IN NEED

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - (Brooklyn, NY) - Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, and Dirty Ryderz will serve a special pre-Thanksgiving dinner to families and the elderly at the Glenmore Community Center (1777 Pitkin Ave. Corner of Mother Gaston Blvd.) on Wednesday, November 21st at_12_p.m. Only the elderly will be allowed in from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. All others are welcome from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Statement by Council Member Simcha Felder regarding Governor Eliot Spitzer’s call to freeze the $2 MTA base fare

Statement by Council Member Simcha Felder regarding Governor Eliot Spitzer's call to freeze the $2 MTA base fare

 
Governor Spitzer's efforts to save the $2 base fare before resisting any increases to the weekly and monthly unlimited passes might come at the unfortunate expense to average New York City commuters who depend on the unlimited passes for their daily commute. I hope Governor Spitzer will refocus his efforts from saving the $2 base fare to maintaining the cost of the unlimited passes.



GOVERNOR SPITZER UNVEILS ?CITY BY CITY? ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

STATE OF NEW YORK
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.474.8418



Statement from Comptroller DiNapoli on MTA Plans

CONTACT:
Robert
Whalen

(212) 681-4840

FOR RELEASE:
Immediately
November 20, 2007
   

Statement from State Comptroller Thomas
P. DiNapoli



GOVERNOR SPITZER UNVEILS ?CITY BY CITY? ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

STATE OF NEW YORK
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 20, 2007

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640



PRESS RELEASE: NYC COMPTROLLER STATEMENT ON SPITZER FARE ANNOUNCEMENT

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NYC Bar releases Easy-to-Read Personal Bankruptcy pamphlet

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DiNapoli: Don't Fall Victim to Gift Card Traps This Holiday Season

CONTACT:
Emily
DeSantis

(518) 474-4015

FOR RELEASE:
Immediately
November 20, 2007
   

DiNAPOLI: DON’T FALL VICTIM TO



STATEMENT BY GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER

STATE OF NEW YORK
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 20, 2007

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640



McSteamy's Helping Hand?

via the New York Post

Gov. Spitzer is stonewalling questions on whether he's hired a criminal defense lawyer to help him prepare to testify before a state commission and, possibly, an Albany grand jury on the Dirty Tricks Scandal.



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