Thursday, July 19, 2012

Quinn got paid by Related

From the NY Post:

Mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn took in more than $17,000 in campaign donations connected to Hudson Yards developer Related Cos. since the start of 2012, according to newly released campaign-finance reports.

During the same six-month period, Quinn privately negotiated a deal that gave the firm a break from the recently passed law that raises to $10 an hour the pay for lower-income employees who work for companies that receive major subsidies from City Hall.

Quinn denied any quid pro quo in the exemption.


Anonymous said...

Bloomberg bought his office.
Quinn has been bought by developers.
We're screwed!

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should consider Anthony Weiner for mayor. If Rangel can be re-elected again and again, even when he stole money from his people, Weiner has a shot. He's a pervert, but didn't do anything to harm his constituents. I think anyone is better than Quinn. At least we would have a choice.

Anonymous said...

Let's say the deal saves the company $1.50 per hour per employee and they have 50 employees working 40 hour weeks, that's about $3,000.

This means that the Related will need only about six weeks to re-coup their investment....uh...donation.

But of course we know the numbers will be much, much higher.

Anonymous said...

The next great mayor of the City of New York! Yeh, the Weiner may have a chance.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Weiner before I voted for her. His constituents have nothing but praise for him. She'll always be known as the slush fund queen. Too much money -- too much power.