Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gotham Gazette


You can read my political predictions for 2011, in the Gotham Gazette's top stories for 2011 article. A number of other Politico's also gave their predictions in the article give it a read.
Gotham Gazette

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Francisco Moya on THE PEREZ NOTES


This is an interview I conducted in December of 2008 with Assembly member Francisco Moya. At the time of the interview, the Assembly member was running for the New York City Council. In addition to the race, we also discussed the hate crime that led to the death of Jose Sucuzhnay, and federal and state hate crime legislation.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

James Sanders on THE PEREZ NOTES


I had the opportunity to interview City Council member James Sanders. We discussed the recent passage of DADT, the city payroll scandal, Walmart, and it's attempts to come into the city, and his work with the Progressive caucus. We also discussed the Obama tax-cuts, Governor Paterson and the new school Chancellor Cathie Black.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Eddy Castell on THE PEREZ NOTES


I had the opportunity to interview Consultant Eddy Castell. Topics of discussion were President Obama's proposal to extend the Bush tax-cuts and unemployment aid, the Dream Act, the appointment of Cathie Black as Schools Chancellor, and Latinos in politics and the media.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Serphin Maltese on THE PEREZ NOTES


I had the opportunity to interview Serphin Maltese who served as a Republican in the New York State Senate from 1989 through 2008. We discussed the new Republican majority in the state senate, the Bush tax cuts, and his opposition to ending the cuts. We also discussed his take on the Defense Department report on "Don't ask Don't tell." Serph also gave an analysis of the race between Senator elect Tony Avella and Senator Frank Padavan.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ruben Wills on THE PEREZ NOTES


I had the opportunity to interview newly elected City Council member Ruben Wills. We discussed the campaign and his issues with the Board of Elections. We also spoke about the foreclosure crises in the district, crime, education, unemployment and his conversations with Lieutenant Governor Duffy and the plans to help small business owners.