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Mayor’s Cold Comfort: A Spoiler, Not a Victor

If you believed the unhappy whispers triggered by the failure of the bill equalizing disability-pension rights for cops and firefighters hired after 2009 to get approval in Albany last week, the one lesson Mayor de Blasio learned from decision-makers in the state capital was the small satisfactions of spiteful sabotage.

Richard Steier
  • Richard Steier
  • Richard Steier has been the editor of The Chief since 1998 and has spent 26 of the past 33 years working for the paper as a reporter and editor. He is also a former labor columnist and City Hall reporter for the New York Post. His column, "Razzle Dazzle," focuses on matters ranging from city and state politics to labor contract talks to union political battles, all from the perspective of their impact on public employees.

Sit Down with The Chief - July 1

Chief Editor Rich Steier runs down NYC Mayor de Blasio's troubles in Albany.