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New York City Comptroller

Incumbent: Bill Thompson (D)

Thompson is a candidate for Mayor.

Challengers: Joe Mendola (R), John Liu (D,WF), Stuart Avrick (C), Jim Clifton (Libertarian) Salim Ejaz (Rent Is Too High).

May, 2010

Western Queens pols rally for fire safety  

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Council District 30: A group of Queens elected officials took to the streets of Long Island City Friday to protest the mayor’s proposal on cutting more than a dozen firehouses in the city to close the budget gap. Comment.

EDC owes city more than $125M: Liu

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Comptroller: The city Economic Development Corp. owes the city more than $125 million in funds it failed to properly return to city coffers from transactions like the sale of the Queens Family Courthouse, according to an audit started in 2008 and completed last week by city Comptroller John Liu. Comment.

Queens pols denounce Arizona immigration law

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Council District 25: Elected official from Queens, other legislators and civil rights advocates denounced Arizona’s new immigration law last Thursday as hateful, unconstitutional and creating a climate of intolerance. Comment.

April, 2010

Liu slams Flushing Commons for cutting parking

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Comptroller: City Comptroller and former Flushing Councilman John Liu took an hour out of his schedule at his Manhattan office last Thursday afternoon to answer Queens reporters’ questions and tout his accomplishments since becoming the first Asian American elected to citywide office 105 days earlier. Comment.

March, 2010

State and city comptrollers praise immigrant workers in Flushing

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Comptroller: State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and city Comptroller John Liu toured S & L Aerospace Metals, one of the many businesses they said have helped keep Flushing from suffering the full brunt of the economic crisis. Comment.

Gillibrand gets endorsements from Liu, Meng

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Comptroller: Two of Flushing’s most influential political voices threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in her race to keep her seat in Washington. Comment.

Liu plans to scrutinize school report card data

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Comptroller: City Comptroller John Liu has embarked on an initiative to audit the city Department of Education’s annual school progress reports in the wake of the department’s January decision to close 19 low-performing city schools. Comment.

January, 2010

Liu breaks racial barrier, takes oath as comptroller

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Comptroller: History was made on the steps of City Hall Friday morning as John Liu, the outgoing two-term Flushing Councilman, was sworn in as city comptroller, making him the first Asian American to take citywide office. Comment.