What They’re Saying This Morning
April 30th, 2007

The federal government is planning to fund Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan, but “there is one bump in the road — Albany,” said a New York Times editorial. The plan will also help create revenues, as much as $500 million a year in fees. “Congestion pricing is just one piece of the mayor’s visionary agenda for sustaining New York. He is right to try to seize this moment to advance the idea,” the paper says.

The Daily News’s editorial argues that the police department should be able to videotape mass demonstrations because it would be “an effective tool in safeguarding protesters from terror attacks.” Videotaping of this kind is constitutional, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the New York Police Department is a notable exception thanks to a federal court case that has gone on for more than a quarter-century.

The Post editorial recommends that Bloomberg use a record-setting $4.4 billion surplus to pay off the 1970s-era debt that the state took off the city’s hands after 9/11: “It’s also a rare chance for City Hall to do the fiscally prudent – and morally correct – thing.”

By on April 30, 2007, 1:16 pm
In category: Albany,Civil Rights,Gotham City,Public Finance,Transportation | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “What They’re Saying This Morning”

  1. John Deansworth Says:
    April 30th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    If Congestion Pricing saves a life! then it’s worth it!


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