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Righting Wrongs in New York City

Elissa Stein | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Elissa Stein

Disenfranchised voters in the city can now look forward to a Board of Elections audit and potential overhaul that is long overdue. NYC students deserve the same.

NYC Comptroller's New Program To Let Shareholders Have More Say On Who Serves On Corporate Boards

Nell Minow | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Nell Minow

How "independent" can directors be if the insiders not only determine who serves on the board and how long they serve, but also how much they get paid and what information they receive?

NYC Comptroller Responds To Controversy Surrounding His Security Detail

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer played it safe while addressing the controversy surrounding his treatment of his security detail during a Huf...

Government Policy on 'Lost' Money Needs Revision

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Finding money feels nice until you realize that the money was "lost" due to either willful negligence or gross incompetence.

Michael McLaughlin

DEFEATED | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.11.2013 | New York

In a stunning rebuke, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lost his bid to become the Democratic nominee for city comptroller. Poll results Tuesday n...

POLL: Spitzer, Stringer In Dead Heat

Posted 09.04.2013 | New York

With less than a week left before election day, the race for the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller, is "too close to call." The l...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Has BIG Lead ... Or Does He? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.30.2013 | New York

A new poll showing Eliot Spitzer with a sizable lead over Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller’s race conflicts with two other polls rele...

Michael McLaughlin

EXCLUSIVE: Stringer Didn't Pay Taxes On Failed Bar For Years | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Scott Stringer, a candidate for New York City comptroller, and his friends failed to pay more than $6,000 in taxes and fines for 10 years ...

Michael McLaughlin

Exclusive: Stringer Proposes IT Czar To Save Billions On Tech Projects | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | New York

To avoid the inflated budgets that have cost city taxpayers hundreds of millions on tech projects in recent years, New York City comptroller candidate...

WATCH: Spitzer Will Work For A Dollar A Year

Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

Eliot Spitzer said he'll work as New York City comptroller for only $1 a year--the same salary as Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Spitzer was asked Thurs...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Ally Backtracks And Endorses Comptroller Rival | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Former New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday cleared up his awkward endorsement of Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller campa...

Ex-Governor Stumps For Stringer, Half-Way

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

Former Gov. David Paterson refused to criticize his old boss Eliot Spitzer while campaigning Monday morning for Spitzer's rival -- and his endorsement...

Marijuana Prohibition's Financial, Human Costs Detailed In Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu is calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use in the Big A...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer, Stringer Race Gets Even Uglier With First Debate | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.09.2013 | New York

The harsh campaign between Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer for New York City comptroller dove deeper into negative territory during their f...

Pastors Endorse Spitzer

Posted 08.08.2013 | New York

Eliot Spitzer gained an unlikely group of endorsees Thursday in his run for New York City comptroller: Dozens of city pastors, most of whom represent ...

Why Spitzer vs. Stringer Is Important

Tom Allon | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

New York City's Chief Financial Officer, or the Comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and he will likely become even more important and powerful in 2014.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Barack on Trayvon and Spitzer on Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErick Erickson and Eliot Spitzer debate the impact of The Trial on race and justice. Is refusing to even talk about race a form of "colorblind racism?" Then: amateur boxer Harry Reid TKO's Mitch McConnell on the filibuster and Eliot compares the week he resigned to his relaunch week -- "solitude" vs. "tsunami."

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Allows A Peek At His Wealth | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer released parts of his federal tax returns for the last two years on Wednesday, but withheld significant portions that would...

Forgive Wiener, Not Spitzer

David Cahn | Posted 09.16.2013 | Teen
David Cahn

Spitzer doesn't deserve a second chance, but Wiener does. The problem is that with such a crowded election, voters are going to conflate the two issues. This will be devastating for Wiener's reelection campaign, and will be a minor though undeserved boon for Spitzer's.

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Blasted Romney On Tax Returns, But Won't Release His Own | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The race for New York City comptroller turned into a small-scale reenactment of the 2012 presidential campaign as Eliot Spitzer's opponent...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Clears Hurdle In New York Comptroller Race | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced ex-governor, cleared the first hurdle in his unexpected quest to become New York City comptroller by filing 2...

Michael McLaughlin

'I'm Asking For Forgiveness,' Spitzer Says | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.10.2013 | New York

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's surprise campaign for New York City comptroller was dogged again Wednesday with questions about the sex scandal t...

Shining a Bright Light on Government Spending

John C. Liu | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
John C. Liu

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City's got everyone beaten by a mile.

WATCH: Spitzer Tears Up

Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

During an appearance on "Morning Joe" Tuesday morning, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer appeared to tear up when discussing the "pain" he has en...

Scott Stringer Drops Out of Mayoral Race to Run For Comptroller

DNAinfo | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer has dropped his bid to become the city's next mayor. Stringer formally announced Sunda...