The New York Senate proposed spending $540 million a year on universal pre-kindergarten and after-school programs in New York City, which may give Mayor Bill de Blasio an option other than his plan to tax the rich, said a person familiar with the negotiations.
At a museum near the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago, 700 guests sampled bratwurst and vodka and watched the Olympics on a mammoth screen. From the second floor, Comcast Corp.’s David Cohen addressed the crowd, which included the Russian ambassador and a White House official.
Members of Chris Christie’s administration warned a New Jersey mayor that her city would be starved of Hurricane Sandy relief funds unless she signed off on a redevelopment project favored by the governor, MSNBC reported yesterday in an interview with the mayor.
MSNBC suspended talk-show host Joe Scarborough for two days, marking the second time this month the cable news network punished one of its on-air personalities for making political contributions without prior permission.