Friday, December 21, 2012

Quinn revises tweeding bill

From the NY Times:

Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, said on Wednesday that she would amend a proposed change to campaign finance laws that spurred concerns about a flood of unregulated spending by unions and advocacy groups in New York City’s coming elections.

Ms. Quinn’s office delayed a hearing on the bill and went into negotiations with the parties involved. The compromise, unveiled on Wednesday, involves a watered-down bill and a pledge by the Campaign Finance Board to clarify its original ruling — the root of the uproar — to “allay these concerns” expressed by advocacy groups.

The new legislation is still expected to have an effect on campaign finance law. According to Ms. Quinn’s office, the bill would ensure that political communications among the members of advocacy groups would not have to be disclosed to the Campaign Finance Board.

The resolution allows Ms. Quinn to claim a victory for the unions that had pushed for the legislation, groups that she is cultivating ahead of a presumed mayoral run next year. And by excising the more controversial parts of the bill, her office also addressed concerns from some critics about a potential breach of the city’s campaign finance system.


Anonymous said...

That look on Quinn's face suggests that:

The cat has swallowed the Canary.

Chrissy's had a mid afternoon orgasm.

She's gotten what she really wanted in the first place.

Jon Torodash said...

Wasn't there once a time when city politicians at least tried masking their efforts to rig elections through special interest groups? Maybe I'm was too young to have remembered it correctly.

Anonymous said...

her mouth is wider than Martha Raye's or Joey Brown's

What's she been stretching it on?

Maybe she's been "entertaining" a few big developers too long!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, "Crappy"!
That's a great shot of Quinn' it her quim or her mouth...hard to tell?