July 16, 2014

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Before Contract, Teachers Gave $350K To DeBlasio Charity. “Less than a month before Mayor Bill de Blasio struck a major contract agreement with the United Federation of Teachers, its parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, gave $350,000 to a nonprofit run by de Blasio advisers, which lobbies on behalf of the mayor’s priorities, newly released records show. The AFT’s $350,000 donation, on April 9, was the largest donation to the de Blasio-affiliated nonprofit, Campaign For One New York, since it was founded after the mayor was elected last November. Its timing raises questions about the ability of outside interests to advance their agendas before the city by supporting a nonprofit close to the mayor.”

It doesn’t raise questions, it answers them. Not that there was much of a question to begin with.