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June 24, 2007

Will the Times advise Spitzer to veto 421-a?

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder sees that Governor Spitzer should, for now, veto the 421-a revision just passed by the New York Legislature.

A veto shouldn't kill the measure for good. If there's to be a summer session to deal with outstanding legislation, there's no reason the legislature couldn't revisit 421-a.

Will The New York Times encourage Governor Spitzer to take a stand against the 421-a Ratner clause?

The New York Times has taken some strong stands against pork-barrel legislation--but not regarding legislation that would help its parent company's business partner, Forest City Ratner, even though the "Atlantic Yards carve-out" that is so egregious that Ratner and Assemblyman Vito Lopez are unwilling to defend it.


Posted by steve at June 24, 2007 8:25 AM